Peter Berg’s 2008 superhero movie “Hancock” was such an odd little/big movie. It was this grand, superhero movie that didn’t really have a whole lot of grand, superhero moments in it. The film’s biggest superhero battle was between the hero and … a housewife who wasn’t even the villain. Having recently seen the film again, I have to say, its oddity is even more pronounced. It’s a superhero movie that … just isn’t much of a superhero movie. If you’ve seen the film, you’ll know what I mean.
Having said that, it was certainly a pretty good comic book origins tale, even though it wasn’t based on a comic book, but let’s face it, it couldn’t have existed without comic books. So what about that sequel? Despite middling to borderline negative reviews, the film did go on to make $624 million in worldwide box office from a $150 million production budget, adding another notch to star Will Smith’s Hollywood blockbuster belt.
According to director Peter Berg, out promoting his latest sci-fi adventure “Battleship”, “Hancock 2” may be headed to a multiplex sooner than you think:
We’ve been talking about the sequel between us, Will Smith, [producers] Michael Mann and [Akiva Goldsman] and myself. We’re all interested, but we literally just have trouble getting into the same room at the same time. We did have a series of meetings last year and started to hash out an idea for sequel — and Will Smith actually had the idea — so I think it will happen, it’s just a question of timing.
Currently, star Will Smith has two films on his plate — post-production/promotions for “Men in Black 3”, which has taken up way too much of his time given the production’s many issues, and the M. Night Shyamalan film “After Earth”, which Smith is co-starring with his son Jaden (playing his son in the movie).
So, “Hancock 2” on the horizon? I guess we’ll have to see if Smith, Berg, Mann, and Goldsman ever manage to get into the same room together to further hash out that idea…
Via : CBM