Benicio Del Toro: All Upcoming Movies in 2024 and 2025

‘The Usual Suspects,’ ‘Traffic,’ ‘21 Grams,’ ‘Snatch,’ ‘Sin City,’ ‘Che,’ ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost,’ and ‘Sicario’; Benicio Del Toro has given us some of the most memorable performances and by extension, some of the most memorable movies ever. The recipient of numerous awards and nominations, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Silver Bear, Cannes Film Festival Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Sundance Film Festival Awards, and Venice Film Festival Awards, del Toro’s performances have been mesmerizing audiences for more than three decades.

Benicio del Toro is the fourth living actor to win an Oscar for non-English characters and the third Puerto Rican actor to win it. However, his talents as a fierce actor transcend any achievement, and this is what makes his fans wait for his upcoming projects.

1. The Phoenician Scheme (TBA)

Wes Anderson is currently filming this adventure film in Germany. The plot is under wraps, as is the case with Anderson, but we do know that the film stars Benicio del Toro, Michael Cera, Bill Murray, and Mia Threapleton. The story has been written by Anderson and Roman Coppola, who reunite as co-writers after ‘The Darjeeling Limited’ (2007), ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ (2012), ‘Isle of Dogs’ (2018), ‘The French Dispatch’ (2021) and ‘Asteroid City’ (2023), all of which have been directed by Anderson. Recent reports also say that Scarlett Johansson, Willem Dafoe, Tom Hanks, Bryan Cranston, Rupert Friend, and Benedict Cumberbatch are also in the film. A release date for this intriguing venture is patiently awaited.

2. Sicario 3 (TBA)

Yes, it is happening! Producers Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee have confirmed that the third installment of the ‘Sicario‘ franchise is in the works. However, due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, the script was at a halt. Speaking with The Messenger about the threequel, Iwanyk stated, “I can’t wait for Sicario 3. I could watch Benicio [Del Toro] play that guy forever. I mean, I can watch Benicio in anything, but with that character, it doesn’t get old.” With Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro as CIA operatives, the two movies deal with issues at the US-Mexico border from both the angles of microcosm and macrocosm.

While there are no other updates about the plot, the story might just pick up from where ‘Sicario: Day Of The Soldado’ ended i.e., Del Toro’s Alejandro surviving despite getting badly shot. We can also expect Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro to return as well. It waits to be seen whether Denis Villeneuve returns to direct this one. Further updates are awaited.

3. White Lies (TBA)

Del Toro is no stranger to complex characters; we get this by now, don’t we? And with ‘White Lies,’ he is taking a step further in that direction as a child of divorce who treats his son the same way he himself was treated or rather mistreated by his parents. Ultimately, his sense of confinement makes him leave for a journey of lust, one that only adds to his sense of being lost. It is ohe nly after meets a woman with a lifestyle that is opposite to his own, which speaks the flame of rediscovery within him. The movie is written and directed by Oliver Stone, who created masterpieces like ‘Platoon’ and ‘Born on the Fourth of July.’ Other than this, we are in the dark about other major updates that are thus awaited.

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