See the first trailer: We have to admit that, aside from all of Ryan Reynolds’ body of work The assassin’s bodyguard getting a sequel is certainly a surprise. It’s just not a movie you’d expect to get a sequel. Still, Reynolds & Samuel L Jackson’s excellent double act is just too full of comedic possibilities to ignore, we suppose. Anyway, The assassin’s bodyguard 2, entitled The bodyguard of the hitman’s wife, has released its trailer.
Filming for The assassin’s bodyguard 2 took place in 2019. However, due to COVID, the release date was moved to 2021. Isn’t that always the story with movies released this year, right? If you’re curious about what to expect from the sequel, here’s everything you need to know.
What’s The assassin’s bodyguard 2 about?
Top bodyguard in the world Michael Bryce (Reynolds) is not okay psychologically after the events of the first movie. Apparently, his bodyguard hitman Darius Kincaid (Jackson) has left their scars on him. So, at the behest of his therapist, Bryce takes a sabbatical from bodyguarding, goes to a warm and sunny place, and reads that book that your MLM aunt reads in her spare time, The secret
Unfortunately, he is pulled back into Darius’ job when his wife Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek) tracks down Bryce to help her save her husband, who has been kidnapped. Bryce agrees, but only if there is no bodyguarding at all. Armed with pepper spray and almost on the verge of a nervous breakdown, Michael Bryce is about to get his groove back (and other international incidents may follow).
Sonia really wants a baby too. Which, we’re sure, will turn out well for everyone involved. We will give 100 trillion compliments to the trailer for using Britney Spears’ seminal classic track ”. Baby One More Time ”with excellent results. Well done, everyone! Use Britney Spears songs in more action movies, cowards.
Who else is involved with? The assassin’s bodyguard 2
Besides Reynolds, Jackson and Hayek, Antonio Banderas (Pain and glory) is set to play the bad guy The assassin’s bodyguard 2, a gangster who hunts them. Jackson reunites with his MCU co-star, Frank Grillo (Kingdom), who plays a secret role in the film. Considering that Deadpool 3 takes place in the MCU, it’s kind of a cute Marvel reunion that’s going on.
Rounding out the cast for The assassin’s bodyguard 2 is Morgan Freeman (Bruce Almighty), Richard E Grant (Withnail and me), Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy), Gabriella Wright (The Tudors), and Kristofer Kamiyasu (Roslund & Hellström: box 21We can’t wait to see them all try to chase each other up, blow each other up and run Ryan Reynolds through his mandatory sabbatical / therapy.
Patrick Hughes, who directed the first film, returns to direct the sequel, as does Tom O’Connor who wrote and co-wrote the script for the first film. The assassin’s bodyguard 2 with Brandon Murphy & Phillip Murphy.
The current planned release date for The assassin’s bodyguard 2 is June 16. As far as we can tell, there is no plan from Lionsgate to release the movie on streaming at the same time. This all depends on COVID of course, but it seems that if you want to see the movie when it comes out, you have to go to a real cinema to see it. Unless things change before then.
What do you think about The bodyguard of the hitman’s wifeWill we see Ryan Reynolds play ‘a nervous breakdown on screen? Do you think Britney Spears’ songs should appear in more action movies? Let us know in the comments below.