Hancock 2 already?
I haven't seen Hancock yet, but the word is that it's not so good. Well there's already talk of another one, albeit on strong caveats about how much the original makes.
What's more interesting is that the rumour carries word that Will Smith doesn't like the finished film and that he'll only do a sequel under some very strict terms.
It seems as though it will make a lot of money though, for in America it's a very big weekend, and it's a very big release, Will Smith, 4th of July and action galore, who wouldn't want to see that. I certainly do, even if it is rubbish. Well that's what critics are saying, there's the usual mixed feelings, but the tendancy is that it's not such a strong film as it could have been.
However in this day and age studios are talking sequels often before a film has even made it's first ticket sale, and it looks like that's the case with Hancock. According to a source from Sony through Cinema Blend they're already lining it up.
Lining it up they may be, but the big rumour from the unnamed source is that Will Smith doesn't like the film and won't do a sequel unless it forgets the first and completely rework the story. The added clause there is that Smith himself allegedly wants control over the sequel.
In this day and age it's not totally infeasible to think of Sony just dropping Will Smith and creating a second Hancock story totally forgetting the first even in leading actor, but considering the draw of that man's name I doubt we'll see that. Unless Hancock totally bombs at the box office I can see a sequel coming and Smith getting exactly what he want's for the sequel, and from accounts that may be a good thing.
Have you seen the film and do you think that it should see a sequel? If so, should it be a complete rework, and is there such a big deal if Will Smith has control over it?