The first trailer for the Lionsgate action-comedy sequel to Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is now live and re-introduces audiences to the odd charming couple of Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson. Teasing all of the Reynolds chase, shootout, and zinger sequences you could possibly want, Hitman’s Woman’s Bodyguard seems like a pleasant continuation of the 2017 hit.
Hitman’s First Bodyguard follows Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds as the world’s best protection officer, Michael Bryce, whose career has declined sharply following a failed mission. Reynolds’ relentless bodyguard and Jackson’s manipulative assassin Darius Kincaid have been on the ball for years and pissed off as they are thrown together for 24 insanely outrageous hours.
Set four years after the events of the original, Hitman’s Woman’s Bodyguard features the world’s deadliest couple: bodyguard Michael Bryce and hitman Darius Kincaid, once played. more by Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson respectively, as the mismatched pair find themselves once again on another potentially deadly mission.
Still unlicensed and in control, Bryce is forced into action by Darius’ even more volatile wife, the infamous international con artist Sonia Kincaid ( Salma Hayek ). As Bryce is pushed around by his two most dangerous protectors, the trio embark on a global conspiracy and soon discover that they are all that stands between Europe and a vengeful and powerful madman (Antonio Banderas). Morgan Freeman joins in the fun and deadly chaos too… well, you’ll have to see.
Along with Reynolds, Jackson, Hayek and the others, Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard also stars Frank Grillo ( The Purge: Anarchy ), Richard E. Grant ( Logan ), Tom Hopper ( The Umbrella Academy ) , Caroline Goodall ( Killer Hunter ), Rebecca Front ( The Thickness of It ), Gabriella Wright ( The Supply Carrier ), Alice McMillan ( Outlander ), Kristofer Kamiyasu ( Good Omens ) and Blake Ritson ( Krypton ).
While Hitman’s first Bodyguard was met with a rather cold reception from critics, audiences responded well to Reynolds and Jackson’s buddy getaways, with the film ultimately grossing $ 180.6 million in very good health against a production budget of $ 30 million. No doubt it will offer a welcome escape once it hits theaters.
“It’s the kind of summer action movie that offers even more comedy and more thrilling action than the first movie – and it’s also perfect for new fans of the franchise,” said Ron Schwartz, Lionsgate’s global distribution chairman in a statement. “Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is what summer cinema is all about – great entertainment that will please the crowd. “
Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard sees Patrick Hughes return to the director’s chair, working from a screenplay written by Tom O’Connor and Brandon and Phillip Murphy. Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard was originally scheduled for release in August 2020, but has been delayed due to the current global situation. The title was initially pushed back for a whole year, but after a recent change in the release date, audiences will now be able to see Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard a little earlier than expected, with the film now due for release in the United States. United June 16, 2021 by Lionsgate. This comes to us thanks to Lionsgate.