Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard was a quick fun fix when the film released in 2017. Directed by Patrick Hughes, the film managed to sit atop the box office for four weeks. It brought in over $180 million worldwide and left audiences satisfied. The film did divide critics, but to fans, it was an unmitigated success.
That explains the excitement about the upcoming sequel of the series. With Patrick Hughes returning as the director, fans are expecting an even better second film. But the recent situation has cast some doubt over the future of the film. Leaving fans aghast and hungry for more news.
Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard: Release Date
This is the most important question right now. Following the success of the first movie, Lionsgate wasted no time in announcing a sequel. Once its original cast returned, filming began in 2019. With the film being shot in Italy, Croatia, the UK and Bulgaria, fans awaited some brilliant scenes.
But the current situation is going to prolong that wait further. The film was expected to hit theatres this August. However considering the effect of the pandemic, the creators decided to delay the film’s release. And so Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’s sequel has now been pushed back to August 20, 2021. That will be one whole year from its scheduled date of release.
Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard: Cast
Although this is a piece of despairing news, there are reasons to be excited about. First of which is the returning duo of Samuel.L.Jackson and Ryan Reynolds. The two received praise for their brilliant chemistry in the last movie. And would be looking to bring back that charm.
The second news comes in the form of Salma Hayek’s return. Thereby completing the trinity. She will be joined by Frank Grillo, Antonio Banderas and Morgan Freeman. With such a star-studded line-up, the film appears to be promising.
Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard: Story
It appears that despite four years having passed, nothing much has changed. Sonia and Darius find themselves in a thick mess, once again. And in this time of need, they of course turn to Michael Bryce.
Michael’s friendship with Darius continues to develop in the four years between the two movies. Naturally, he comes calling, in an adventure that takes them all over Europe. The last film ended on a firm note. So it is likely that the sequel will boast an entirely new set of antagonists. It would be interesting to find out how the two films tie-up. And despite the limited news available, the film is not looking to disappoint.
Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard: Trailer
Fans will have to wait still. The film has released no trailers yet. Considering its postponement, it seems justified. However, expect one to land towards the end of the year or early 2021.
Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard made a huge opening upon its release. That has set the bar exceptionally high for its sequel. A fun and entertaining watch with friends and family. The movie is expecting to open with a bang again. And considering the cast and hype, success is a given for the film right now.