After a $623 million worldwide gross, I suppose it was inevitable, even though the film was quite disappointing.
I have no idea what more could be done with the characters, other than introduce some kind of super villain to challenge Hancock, unlike the pathetic excuses for antagonists we were treated to in the original movie.
Or, maybe they (Will Smith and company) want some rectification for the sins of the first. If that's the case, then may I suggest bringing Vincent Ngo, the screenwriter for the original script that Hancock was based on, back into the mix?
The folks at JoBlo.com have reported that Will Smith says a sequel is “definitely” happening, that there are a lot of unexplored characters in the Hancock universe that would be ripe for a sequel, and confirmed that we'll definitely see the rumored HANCOCK 2 in a few years.
A lot of unexplored characters? Like who?
Anyway... I'm sure it will make a ton of money, regardless of critical response, so what the hell do I know?
By the way, there has also been confirmation from director Francis Lawrence that a prequel to Big Willie's 2007 post-apocalyptic box office smash, I Am Legend, is also in the works, stating that the movie will reveal what happened to Neville (Smith) before the infected take over New York. It's set for a 2011 release.
The end of ideas...