Last week, Hancock director Peter Berg talked about his ideas for a sequel to the hit movie starring Will Smith, but no plans were in the works to make a new movie (read â€˜Hancockâ€™ Director Talks Sequel Ideas). Although Columbia Pictures was eager to fast track a sequel, Berg said that Smith was too busy and that the script would have to be right.
Not surprisingly, Columbia Pictures has hired writers Adam Fierro and Glen Mazzara to pen the screenplay for a Hancock sequel with the original producing team expected to return. No official word yet on Smith, though he was one of the producers, and co-stars Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman.
It would seem that of the trio Smith would have to return for the project for it to be the mega-success like its predecessor, and the report does say that the writers would be working with Berg and Smith to ‘build on the world hinted at in the first movie.’
In Hancock, Smith starred as the title character, an alcoholic bum who happened to have superhero powers, but often caused more damage than good with this daring rescues.
For those of you who’ve never seen Hancock, SPOILER:
It’s later revealed that Hancock and his long-lost love Mary, played by Charlize Theron, are actually a pair of immortals who lose their super powers when in close proximity to others of their kind. The duo were supposedly the only immortals left, but Berg had said recently, â€œThere might be another god out there.” Therefore, the ‘world’ referred to means it could have a lot to do with the where these immortals come from and what happened with them during their 3,000-year existence. /Spoiler
No plot details have been revealed for the sequel.
While Hancock was 12 years in the making, it’s expected that the sequel will happen a lot quicker.