A sequel to Taylor Sheridan Wind River has been confirmed with director Kari Skogland to helm the project. Wind River is a neo-Western thriller starring Marvel Studios stars Jeremy Renner as a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tracker and Elizabeth Olsen as an FBI Special Agent.
Yellowstone Creator Taylor Sheridan wrote and directed the film which received critical acclaim and positive reviews from critics and fans alike, and proved a box office success.
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The Wind River sequel has been confirmed with a new director at the helm
In a report of Varietythe second installment of the franchise is currently underway with a new title, Wind River: The Next Chapter. Unfortunately, Sheridan will not return to direct, bringing Skogland to the team. The director worked on six episodes of Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Meanwhile, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider screenwriters John Zinman and Patrick Massett will write the film.
Plot details and release date are still under wraps, but so far we know that production will begin next year. It’s unclear if the original characters will return, but Martin Sensmeier has been confirmed to reprise his role.
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Chip Hanson (Martin Sensmeier) is a drug addict whose sister’s death became the central mystery of the 2017 film. His return in the sequel will provide ties to the original story. It will explore the consequences of his sister’s mysterious disappearance and the investigations carried out by Banner and Lambert. The incident also affected Hanson, bringing character development into the story, where he would join the team as a tracker.
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What We Know So Far About Wind River: The Next Chapter
Castle Rock Entertainment’s announcement of the sequel came as a surprise to everyone. After the story concluded in the first film having uncovered the culprits and unveiled the mystery surrounding the case, the next film will present a new puzzle for the audience.
It will focus on a series of ceremonial murders that occurred on the Wind River reservation. With an intriguing plot and a good story thread, it’s not impossible that it warrants more future installments.
So far, no additional cast members have been reported in the film. It may seem possible that Renner and Olsen will reprise their roles due to demand for the film’s plot. Fans will have to keep an eye out for further updates.
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