Peter Berg Talks “Hancock” Sequel

Director Peter Berg (“The Kingdom,” “The Rundown”) tells Sci-Fi Wire that a sequel to last year’s critically maligned but financially profitable Will Smith superhero vehicle “Hancock” is still on the cards.

“They [Sony Pictures] would like to fast-track it, but Will’s busy, I’m pretty busy. 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” says Berg.

What story would he use? “There might be another god out there… Might be another one” he said, adding that Jason Bateman’s publicist character should continue his storyline of starting a charity campaign.