Last year Will Smith said that we would ‘definitely’ see a Hancock 2 and that there’s a lot of unexplored characters in the Hancock universe that would be ripe for a sequel. As Hancock made $624 million worldwide it seems like an obvious decision business-wise, however director Peter Berg told Sci fi Wire that it won’t be happening any time soon as he and Will are busy. That didn’t stop him sharing his ideas though.
At the end of last year’s Hancock, it was revealed that Will Smith’s superpowered character was actually an immortal god who became vulnerable only when in the presence of his goddess companion (Charlize Theron). Berg confirmed that a sequel would elaborate on the film’s mythology.
“There might be another god out there,” Berg said in an exclusive interview last month in Pasadena, Calif. “Might be another one.”
Of course, Columbia Pictures would love another Will Smith blockbuster for the earliest possible summer position. Smith and Berg, however, are in no rush. “They like to fast-track it, but Will’s busy, I’m pretty busy,” Berg continued. “We’re excited to do one, but we want the script to be right and the movie to be right. We don’t feel a burning imperative to go right back into it.”
I thought Hancock was a fun ride but there are far more deserving (and better) superheroes who should be getting a movie. Although, i’d probably see the sequel if they eventually get round to making it. Would you be up for Hancock 2?