During a press junket to promote his upcoming Oscar bait — er, I mean, new drama “Seven Pounds”, Will Smith confirmed to the boys at Joblo that there will indeed be a sequel to last year’s hit superhero movie “Hancock”, the film that, once and for all, proves without a shadow of a doubt that Will Smith is a God and is immune to bad (or overwhelmingly mediocre) reviews. Which leads to this observation: Why in God’s name is Will Smith practically guaranteeing me that there will be a “Hancock 2″? Because we’re stupid, and we’ll go see the damn thing anyway, that’s why. So there.
The word from the Joblo blowhole:
When we asked Will if he’d ever be up for playing another superhero he replied that there were a lot of unexplored characters in the HANCOCK universe that would be ripe for a sequel and confirmed that we’ll definitely see the rumored HANCOCK 2 in a few years. So who do you think these “unexplored characters could be?”. While HANCOCK wound up disappointing do you think a sequel could vastly improve on the original?
So there you go. Maybe this time they’ll explore the history of the “twin Gods” or whatever the hell Hancock really was. Yeah, it made perfect sense. Not.
By the way, have you noticed that the DVD commercials for the film pretty much sells Charlize Theron’s character as the superpower villain to Hancock’s hero? I remember when the film was first coming out that a lot of people, including myself, tried mightily to keep that spoiler from ruining your fun. Now the commercials are basically coming out and telling you. I feel like such a chump. Sigh.
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