We finally know why Emily Blunt was written out of the Sicario sequel and it’s a pretty simple explanation.
Over the summer, it was revealed that Blunt, who played FBI agent Kate Macer in Sicario, would not be reprising her role in the upcoming sequel, Soldado, but screenwriter, Taylor Sheridan had yet to reveal why she wouldn’t be back.
Now, Sheridan has opened up to The Wrap about why he chose not to have Blunt in the next film.
“That was my decision, and at some point I’m going to have to talk to her about it,” Sheridan told The Wrap. “Her arc was complete — I couldn’t figure out a way to write a character that would do her talent justice.”
Despite Blunt’s amazing acting skills and fans reaction to her character in the first film, Sheridan explained that there isn’t anything more for her to do that seems to fit into the next movie.
“I had to tell the story that was true to this role, and I didn’t feel like I could create something with that character that would further that world that would do Emily’s character justice,” Sheridan said.
Don’t lose all hope, though. The screenwriter was willing to concede that fans could still see Blunt’s character “somewhere else down the road.”
On another good note, Sicario stars Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin will be returning for the sequel and we can’t wait to see what happens next to their characters.