One Of Nicolas Cage’s Greatest Movies Is Finally Getting A Sequel
— 9 May 2023

One Of Nicolas Cage’s Greatest Movies Is Finally Getting A Sequel

— 9 May 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

The next chapter of Nicolas Cage’s career renaissance involves a reunion with director Andrew Niccol for Lord of War 2 (official title: Lords of War).

According to Variety, the sequel will once again follow Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage), the world’s most notorious gunrunner, who discovers the existence of his son Anton (Bill Skarsgard). Anton is striking out on his own by amassing a mercenary army to fight America’s Middle East conflicts, and yes… it would appear as though he’s a chip off the old uranium block.

What ensues is an “intergenerational bitter rivalry” that pits father against son.

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Lord Of War 2: Nicolas Cage & Bill Skarsgard To Star In Sequel

“There is so much more to explore with these characters,” explained Andrew Niccol.

“Plato said it best: ‘Only the dead have seen the end of war.’  I’m looking forward to spending more time in the company of the charming devil that is Yuri Orlov and now his illegitimate son – who turns out to not be legitimate in any way.” 

Philippe Rousselet of Vendôme Group, the production company backing this project, added: “The Lord of War world has no shortage of ammunition in the possibilities of stories we can tell, and we are very excited to tell yet another one that follows Yuri and Anton’s dangerous journey.”

Given how Lord of War ranks among the upper echelons of S-tier Cage flicks – right next to the Raising Arizona, Adaptation, Leaving Las Vegas, Pig, The Rock, Con Air, and Face/Off (which is also on track to receive a long-awaited sequel) – there are certainly high hopes for Lords of War. And more than a few concerns about tarnishing the legacy of the first film.

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But with the unwavering dedication of the Cageman himself and the return of Andrew Niccol, who famously wrote + directed Gattaca and penned The Truman Show, we think it’s in safe hands. Despite the fact that both artists have taken a few career missteps in the years since Lord of War.

Lord of War 2 starring Nicolas Cage and Bill Skarsgard is scheduled to begin principal photography sometime in late 2023; expect it to hit cinemas sometime in late 2024.

Relive the glory of the original with the trailer below.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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