What will be dealt with in the sequel to 2008's "Hancock" has been discussed by director Peter Berg. Confirming to Sci Fi Wire that "Hancock 2" would elaborate on the film's mythology, the helmer of "The Kingdom" went on to offer a few ideas for the follow up movie.
[SPOILER ALERT!] The 45-year-old filmmaker teased that a third super-powered deity will be thrown in the mix should a second movie is materialized. "There might be another god out there," he stated in an interview with the site in July in Pasadena, California. "Might be another one." Additionally, Berg mentioned that the subplot dealing with Jason Bateman's publicist character will pick up where it left off at the end of "Hancock".
Despite talking about the potential plot, the director said that the film won't be happening soon. "They like to fast-track it, but Will [Smith]'s busy, I'm pretty busy," he said. "We're excited to do one, but we want the script to be right and the movie to be right. We don't feel a burning imperative to go right back into it."
Opened in U.S. theaters on July 2, "Hancock" has debuted atop the North American box office with $62.6 million over the July 4 three-day weekend. The Peter Berg-directed movie, which is starred by Will Smith and Charlize Theron, has since pulled in $227.9 million from the North American sales and $624.4 million worldwide.
In late 2008, Smith has hinted on possibility of another installment for the superhero film. When talking to Joblo while promoting his upcoming movie "Seven Pounds", he stated that the sequel is "definitely" happening. He added that "there are a lot of unexplored characters in the Hancock universe that would be ripe for a sequel."