Regardless of the terrible reviews and poor box office performance, Troy Duffy's 1999 film The Boondock Saints became a cult classic. It was a fun movie that even spawned a sequel called The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day. Unfortunately, the sequel didn't hit the same level of popularity as the first film, mostly because it was an inferior movie. That hasn't stopped hardcore fans from wanting to see a third film, though!
During a fan Q&A on Facebook, the director talked about his plans for a third movie, revealing the title and the plot of the film. The new movie is currently titled The Boondock Saints 3: Legion.
If you watched the sequel, then you already know that it ended with the McManus brothers, played by Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus, in prison. The Boondock Saints 3: Legion will show that while in prison they’ve gained notoriety. He also explained that the story will give us some insight to the McManus brothers’ past and offer a flashback of the very first crime for the criminal killing duo.
The "Legion" part of the title refers to the legions of people who have taken the law into their own hands and become vigilantes just like the now infamous brothers.
Duffy went on to admit that he blames himself for the long delay between the second and third films, saying, “It’s my fault. It’s taken awhile… It’s cause I want to get it right.” I'm sure it will take even longer as there's no shooting or release date in sight.
Reedus and Flanery are expected to return to the franchise, but there's nothing set in stone at this point so anything could happen. Who knows if the movie will ever be made. Are you excited for the possibility of this third Boondock Saints movie?