The Accountant Sequel in the Works


Although we’ve heard in recent months that Ben Affleck may be having second thoughts about playing Batman in the DC Extended Universe, he appears to be quietly building another franchise for himself at Warner Brothers — one that carries with it a few less expectations. Last year he starred in The Accountant, an original action-thriller about an autistic math savant who cooks the books for criminal organizations and also moonlights as an assassin. The movie generated mixed reviews but it pulled in $155 million worldwide, which is not bad these days for an original film that is not based on a pre-existing property. Considering that it only cost $44 million to make, it likely turned a decent profit for the studio and now they are apparently considering a sequel. Hit the jump for the full scoop.

According to Deadline, Warner Brothers is currently in the process of setting up a sequel to The Accountant. Director Gavin O’Connor (Warrior), screenwriter Bill Dubuque (The Judge), and Ben Affleck are all in talks to return, along with the producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Mark Williams. Jon Bernthal is also expected to return, although his deal is still up in the air and will likely depend on where they take the story.

Strangely, there is no mention of Anna Kendrick, or perhaps it’s not strange at all considering that her character was merely the audience’s guide into this world and not really developed further. I am a bit torn on this news because although I wasn’t really a fan of The Accountant, I can appreciate that it is relatively original (even if it does feel like a superhero story at times). If they make the next movie even more ridiculous, I think I could be convinced to check it out. Do you have any interest in seeing a sequel to The Accountant?

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  • Kasper

    I thought the movie was decent fun, so I’m in.