On Wednesday, ComingSoon.net asked Jason Bateman about the status of Hancock 2 since it was reported in Variety recently that the comedic actor will reprise his role in the Columbia Pictures sequel. Bateman told us it wasn’t true, at least not yet.
“I only know what I’ve read,” Bateman said. “No one has contacted me or anybody that represents me to ask if we were interested. I don’t know anything about it. It’s surprising to me that Variety would write that story because they’re usually pretty well vetted before they report something and that was completely false. I haven’t heard anything about it. The whole thing about me being on board could not be farther from the truth. I would love to be a part of the film, but I haven’t heard anything about it.”
“It’s still being written and my guess is that is will be shot some time next year,” Bateman added. “I have a feeling that Mitch [Hurwitz] is halfway done writing it. We’ll probably shoot it middle of next year and then for however long things take to get cut and marketed, so maybe the first part of 2011 I would imagine. That’s just a guess.”
Bateman can next be seen on October 9th in Universal Pictures’ Couples Retreat, also starring Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Kristen Bell, Malin Akerman and Kristen Davis.