Will Smith ‘Energized’ To Make ‘Hancock 2′, Says Peter Berg

With director Peter Berg making the media rounds in support of his upcoming summer blockbuster “Battleship,” there’s plenty of talk about the nuts and bolts of the action-packed blockbuster that isn’t “Transformers at sea”, but also a few updates about the other projects Berg has cookin’, like “Hancock 2.”

“There was a phone call. That’s movement. We had a phone call last week and [producer] Akiva [Goldsman] and Will Smith were on the phone. Everyone’s got ideas, and everyone seems energized,” Berg said.

“It’s very encouraging. I’m just coming off a world tour for ’Battleship.’ Will’s coming off a world tour for ’Men In Black.’ Everywhere we go around the world, [’Hancock’] is really loved,” he continued. “In Korea and Russia and Tokyo and Australia, all over Europe, everyone wants to know about it, so it’s definitely gotten us thinking.”

Berg playfully refused to divulge any further details about the film or its possible storyline, but he did tell us previously that Smith was keen on exploring the relationship between Smith and co-star Charlize Theron’s superhero/god characters, as well as what went down with them prior to the action in “Hancock.”

“We’re looking at exploring their relationship prior to when we first met them and seeing a bit of what happened as a prequel,” Berg said. “I think we danced around the concept of an origins and we settled on something that is very substantive. That will part of the sequel.”

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