No Jason Bateman in Hancock 2
Posted 09.24.09 by Ryan
Hancock director Peter Berg has said that "everybody's going to come back for a sequel," but apparently that message never made its way to Jason Bateman. Bateman told Collider that he has "not been contacted" and doubts he will be a part of the proposed sequel.
I cannot imagine I'd be a part of that. [Will Smith and Charlize Theron are] both immortal, and so they can kind of live in any time period, and they don't age, but I do, so why would they include me? I don't know.
So despite a mention of Bateman's return in a recent Variety article about the Hancock sequel, Bateman reiterated that he is not involved.
I don't know where that writer gets their information from as I haven't been contacted, nor have my representatives.
The return of Smith and Theron still seems probable, and necessary since the sequel will focus on the home planet of the two immortals. Shield writers Adam Fierro and Glen Mazzara have been hired to pen the screenplay.