Earlier, it was reported that Ryan Renolds’s 2017 action-comedy movie, The Hitman’s Bodyguard’s sequel is pushed back to 2021. Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife is an upcoming American action comedy film and a sequel to its hit 2017 part, The Hitman’s Bodyguard. The film features Ryan Renolds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Salma Hayek in the lead roles. Patrick Hughes is directing the movie, whereas Matt O’Toole and Les Welson are producing the project. The story is given by Tom O’Connor, and the film is based on characters designed by Tom O’Connor. Moreover, O’Connor is also serving as the screen right alongside Brandon Murphy and Phillip Murphy.
The first part managed to earn $180 million despite receiving mixed comments from the critics. In all, The Hitman’s Bodyguard was not very well-liked among viewers as well. But, the cast was strong, and Renold’s and Jackson’s pair was loved by fans; So, a sequel was indeed an option.
Now, let’s go ahead and get to know more about the upcoming movie.
Production And Release Date
In 2018, it was decided that Ryan Renolds along with Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek will be reprising their roles in the sequel. The title was also decided and the filming was scheduled to take place later that year. Also, in November 2018, Lionsgate took the rights from Millenium Films, however, Matt O’Toole and Les Weldon would still produce the film under Millennium and Campbell Grobman Films.
The filming finally began on 2nd March 2019; And was shot at locations such as Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, and United Kingdom.
As for the release date, The Hitman’s Bodyguard 2 also faced problems due to the ongoing pandemic crisis. Earlier the film was set to release on 28th August 2020. However, Lionsgate released a list on Twitter that had the names of all the movies with their revised release dates. According to the list, The Hitman’s Bodyguard 2 was pushed back for a year. Now we know that The Hitman’s Bodyguard 2 will be released on August 20, 2021, globally.
The delay was definitely not a surprise. Apart from Lionsgate’s project, Renolds film Free Guy also saw a delay in the release; Whereas Jackson’s Spiral is also pushed back.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard 2: Cast And Premise
Even though the first part did not entertain the critics much, the fans still loved the action and comedy. The fans are definitely waiting for the sequel and to see the reunion of Renolds and Jackson.
The sequel is set four years ahead of the former events that happened in part 1. We will see Michael Bryce continuing his friendship with assassin Darius Kincaid. This time the duo will embark on a journey to save Kincaid’s wife, Sonia, from new threats.
After looking at the list of locations where the film is shot, we can surely expect a hell of an adventure for Bryce and Kincaid in the sequel.
The film stars Ryan Renolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Morgan Freeman, Frank Grillo, Antonio Banderas, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hopper, Gabriella Wright, and Kristofer Kamiyasu.
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