The first trailer for buddy sequel The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard dropped not long ago, and it looks like a solid slice of undemanding summer entertainment. In a deviation from the first movie, it seems as though Ryan Reynolds’ Michael Bryce is trying to get himself out of the bodyguarding business, but obviously things don’t go to plan.
This time around, he appears to be buddying up with Salma Hayek’s Sonia Kincaid for at least the first two acts of the story, before Samuel L. Jackson’s Darius enters the fray. Anyone that’s seen Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood or Everly will be fully aware that Hayek can more than hold her own in the action genre, and that certainly seems to be the case here.
Not a lot of plot details were revealed during the new promo, but when you’ve got Reynolds and Jackson riffing off each other in an action comedy, then there’s no real need to. The bickering central duo are pretty much the entire selling point of the series, and it’s not as if the first film had a particularly memorable plot, either. Naturally, fans are loving The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard so far, and you can check out some of the reactions below.
@GraceRandolph! The new Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard trailer is out and it looks hilarious – funnier than the first film. Any chance you have time to react at some point?
— JulieHarden☮ (@JulieHarden) April 13, 2021
"Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard" trailer looked so good. And loved how the action was synced with the song.. 😍😍
— Ákhila Sudharaka ♕ 🇱🇰 (@akhilasg) April 13, 2021
Yeah, so into this. The first one was a gem.
— Signy Cullen (@SignyCullen) April 13, 2021
— Marty (@woodyfarley) April 13, 2021
Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson will do it again this year. Hitman's Wife's bodyguard first trailer. In theaters June 16. pic.twitter.com/VTaFGa6rDP
— KING T'CHALLO🌚 (@jamlick__) April 13, 2021
Thanks @VancityReynolds for coming to the rescue. This looks fucking EPIC!!!
— Iron Frog (@CArozamena) April 13, 2021
The 1st movie was so loud & so dumb. This trailer looks more of the same madness. I love it. Bring it on… HITMAN'S WIFE'S BODYGUARD Trailer (2021) Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackso… https://t.co/vCkAq8VWKp via @YouTube
— Anthony Shannon (@AnthonyShannon2) April 13, 2021
Whoever edited Britney into The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard trailer is a genius. I liked the first movie fine but I absolutely LOVED that trailer haha.
— Tam 🎞🏳️⚧️ (@tamolition) April 13, 2021
Trailer looking gooooooooooooooooooooooood. Can't wait to see this 💃💃💃💃
— TT (@WithLoveTawa) April 13, 2021
This gonna be the Summer of
Ryan Reynolds starting off with a bang with The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, Free Guy & Red Notice! Lionsgate is absolutely brilliant for putting Britney Spears smash hit song Hit Me Baby One More Time in this explosive teaser! Looks like a total blast! pic.twitter.com/bg14fpL6mX
— Josh❤️Godzilla vs. Kong & TFATWS #AsianLivesMatter (@supermangeek101) April 13, 2021
— VooDooPickles (@VooDooPickles) April 13, 2021
Loved the first one can’t wait
— Bunter Hiden (@Gabestweeter) April 13, 2021
— Cheryl Etchison (@_CherylEtchison) April 13, 2021
I'll watch The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard simply because the trailer had Hit Me Baby One More Time on it
— Jake🌋🚤💨 (@jakevolcanoboat) April 13, 2021
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Almost all of the footage focuses on the central trio with only a brief glimpse at Antonio Banderas’ villain, and no sign of Morgan Freeman’s mysterious role. Given that The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard hits theaters on June 16th, though, there’s going to be at least one more full-length trailer between now and then as the marketing campaign kicks off in earnest, with the movie just over two months away from release.