Will Smith and Peter Berg Still Developing HANCOCK 2
According to director Peter Berg, Hancock 2 is most likely going to happen. Why? I have no idea. I didn't really care for the first film about a drunk superhero who finds his way back into greatness. The movie isn't happening anytime soon, but the wheels are in motion, and story ideas are being discussed. According to Berg Will Smith is coming up with the main idea that they want to go with,
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.
Hopefully they don't find the time, but if they do here's the focus of the sequel according to Berg in a previous interview:
We're looking at exploring their relationship prior to when we first met them and seeing a bit of what happened as a prequel. I think we danced around the concept of an origins and we settled on something that is very substantive. That will part of the sequel.
Do I care about these characters, and seeing where they came from and how they met? No. What are your thoughts on this sequel? Is it something you'ld like to see?