Empire Online talked to Oscar-nominated Mark Wahlberg about the possible The Departed sequel and prequel. “They told me they wanted to try to do it and I said, ‘Well, I enjoyed playing the character’,” he said.
One of director Martin Scorsese’s old friends may be lining up to join the sequel: “They’re talking about bringing in De Niro to play a senator or a congressman,” added Wahlberg. “You know, the corruption obviously going deeper and higher up the ranks reaching up the political chain. So it’ll be fun. And if it’s a success, they’re gonna do a prequel and bring everyone back… make it a trilogy.”
According to the actor, screenwriter William Monahan is currently hard at work writing the sequel, and shooting could begin sometime at “the beginning of next year or end of this year.”