Of course, we already knew that. $624 million worldwide gross can’t be wrong. For a movie that most people didn’t like, it’s amazing how well “Hancock” did. Now according to director Peter Berg, who was over at the Toronto Film Festival, the film’s original cast — Will Smith, Charlize Theron, and Jason Bateman — will be returning for the sequel. Or as Berg puts it (via Variety):
Everybody’s going to come back for a sequel.
See? Told ya.
At the moment, Berg is working with writers Adam Fierro and Glen Mazzara on a script for the sequel, which we’ve been told will introduce a third immortal God as a foil for Hancock, who at the end of the first movie had embraced his role as a superhero in New York City. Bateman will return as the goody two-shoes PR exec married to Charlize Theron’s character, herself an immortal God.