After the release of Sin City in 2005, the sequel has been eagerly anticipated. Written, produced and directed by Frank Miller and Rober Rodriguez, the film noir focused on three of Miller's graphic novels from the Sin City series: The Hard Goodbye (Book one), The Big Fat Kill (Book three) and That Yellow Bastard (Book four).
The rumour mill has been working overtime on who will star in the movie. Some of the actors and actresses from the first film will reprieve their roles for the second film: Jessica Alba will once again play Nancy Callahan, Rosario Dawson will reprise her role as Gail, and Clive Owen will return as Dwight. Although Bruce Willis' character Hartigan was killed in the first film, the actor has commented that he'd love make a re-appearance should his character feature in any future stories. This could mean a prequel film or possible flashback scenes.
Josh Hartnett had a cameo role in the first movie as The Salesman, but his character will feature even more in the second film. It is still to be confirmed though whether he will actually be reprising the role. Mickey Rourke, who played lead character Marv, is stalling on whether to reprise the role, citing the main reason behind his hesitation was having to spend three hours in make-up again. Frank Miller is hopeful Rourke will be convinced telling an interviewer from SHH, “He has a pretty big role. I hope Mickey plays it.”
New Characters, New Film StarsRumours have been circling for a while on who else will be starring in the sequel. The main name on everyone's lips in Angelina Jolie. Should she accept she will star as Ava Lord, the female star of A Dame to Kill for (Book two). If Jolie doesn't accept the role then it may be handed to Salma Hayek, Rachel Weisz or Rose McGowan instead.
Expect to also see either Antonio Banderas or Johnny Depp make an appearance as Wallace, the protagonist from Hell and Back (Book seven). It's rumoured that a third film will revolve around this book entirely.