“It’s going to be fantastic”: Denis Villeneuve Has High Hopes from Taylor Sheridan’s Sicario 3 After Breaking Silence on His Much Awaited Return

Denis Villeneuve thinks Taylor Sheridan developing the script for 'Sicario 3' is going to be fantastic.

“It’s going to be fantastic”: Denis Villeneuve Has High Hopes from Taylor Sheridan’s Sicario 3 After Breaking Silence on His Much Awaited Return


  • Denis Villeneuve and Taylor Sheridan both earned critical acclaim for the 2015 action movie, 'Sicario'.
  • After rumors of him directing 'Sicario 3', Villeneuve revealed he hasn't gotten a call yet.
  • The 'Dune' director even stated that Sheridan writing the script for the threequel is going to be fantastic.
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Sicario is one of Denis Villeneuve and Taylor Sheridan’s hidden gem of a movie with some of the finest actions and thrilling storylines that cinema has ever witnessed. Although its sequel directed by Stefano Sollima did not fare as well, the movie series has nonetheless remained iconic thanks to its contribution to the contemporary action genre.

Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio Del Toro in Sicario (2015)
Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio Del Toro in Sicario (2015)

Ever since the release of its sequel, Day of the Soldado, there have been rumors that a third film is in development with the possibility of Villeneuve returning to direct. However, in a new interview, the Dune director clarified his involvement and stated that if Sheridan is writing the script, the movie is a given success.

Denis Villeneuve Opens Up On His Involvement With Sicario 3

Denis Villeneuve
Denis Villeneuve (Source: The Tonight Show)

Denis Villeneuve is an incredible director and we know it seeing the splendid success Dune: Part Two has turned out to be. Known for his unique storytelling and visual style, he has directed some of the most critically acclaimed movies of recent years, including Dune, Blade Runner 2049, and Prisoners.


His ability to create a compelling narrative with complex characters and stunning visuals has earned him a reputation as one of the finest directors of all time in the entire film industry. While he has just finished Dune: Part Two, there have been rumors that he might be directing a possible Sicario 3.

Rumored to be in development for quite a while now, there has also been speculation that Sheridan is reportedly writing the script. And in a recent interview with The Playlist, Villeneuve stated that he isn’t involved in the project nor does he know that the threequel of his Oscar-nominated flick is in the work.

“I have not heard about [a new script or project]. Nobody has talked to me about that… I’m just hearing about it now.”

Although he isn’t involved or has not gotten the call yet, the director remarked the movie would be great if the Yellowstone co-creator is involved.


Denis Villeneuve Thinks Sicario 3 Will Be Fantastic Because Of Taylor Sheridan

Yellowstone showrunner Taylor Sheridan
Yellowstone showrunner Taylor Sheridan in Yellowstone

While talking to The Playlist recently, Denis Villeneuve not only revealed that he has no knowledge of Sicario 3 being in development but also remarked on Taylor Sheridan being involved in the movie. Calling him as one of his favorite screenwriters, the Dune director stated,

“If Taylor is writing a screenplay, I would be absolutely excited to see that on screen… I don’t know if thing this will happen, but if Taylor Sheridan is writing it, it’s going to be fantastic.”

Back in October 2023, it was reported by Collider that the producers of the movie were aiming to get back the original cast and that Sheridan as well as Christopher McQuarrie were involved in the project as partners.

Although no other details have been revealed till now, many would agree with Villeneuve that if the script is in the hands of the likes of Taylor Sheridan, it will be a definite success.


Sicario 1 can be streamed and Sicario 2 can be rented on Amazon Prime.


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