It grossed $624 million worldwide, so a sequel to Hancock was always envitable – it was just a case of offering Will Smith money he couldn’t refuse.
The Hollywood Reporter say Adam Fierro and Glen Mazzara (two writers on The Shield) have been hired to work closely with Smith, director Peter Berg and the original producing team to come up with a story idea for a sequel which more than likely will delve further into the 3,000 year old relationship between the two Gods played by Will Smith and Charlize Theron, who tragically are never able to be with one another but keep being drawn by this force and pull to keep ending up back together.
It’s also a safe bet to predict that another God will probably be the main villain.
I absolutely hated the first movie which completely butchered what SHOULD have been a dark and compelling look at a superhero could save the world but couldn’t make the woman of his dreams fall in love with him, and how this inability to get what he wants sends him into a deep depression involving alcoholism, attempted suicide and even rape. Now that’s the movie I wanted to see!
This article was first posted on August 25, 2009