Will Smith Set For "Hancock 2"; Charlize Theron To Follow?

Thursday, Aug 27, 2009  |  Updated 5:15 PM EDT
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Will Smith Set For "Hancock 2"; Charlize Theron To Follow?

Just because a guy has superhuman powers doesn't mean you can tell him what to do. Hancock'sJohn Hancock (played by Will Smith) is a cynical drunk who often causes more damage than good, but somehow still manages to save the day.

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It looks like Will Smith is bringing "super" back — to the big screen.

Smith will reprise his role as the drunken-turned-revived superhero John Hancock in "Hancock 2," it has been announced.

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While plot details are being kept under wraps, the sequel is expected to dive deeper into the world of the immortal superheroes, played by Smith and Charlize Theron in the first movie.

According to The Hollywood reporter, "The Shiled" writers Adam Fierro and Glen Marzara will pen the script, marking the feature film writing debut for both.

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"Hancock" helmer Peter Berg will once again take on directing duties.

In addition, both Smith and Berg will oversee the new script.

The first film, which was originally titled "Tonight He Comes," took more than 12 years to make it to the big screen. However, it's expected the sequel will be produced with much more urgency.

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While Smith will reprise his role, will Theron join him?

In a previous interview with MTV News, the actress said she'd come back if everyone else did.

"With those guys? If everybody's on board? Yeah!" she said. "Riding the Will Smith train is a really nice train to ride."

No word if Jason Bateman would also return as the movie's regular Joe PR agent who gives Smith's character a public facelift. However, he reportedly said that he'd also jump at the chance for a sequel.

"Oh yeah, in a heartbeat," he reportedly told MTV News. "Yeah, that's not a tough decision. I hope that happens."

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