Ben Affleck’s action thriller “The Accountant” is getting a sequel.
This news is exciting for fans who enjoyed the original 2015 film for its combination of smart writing and engaging action.
Amazon is producing “The Accountant 2”, with the first movie’s director, Gavin O’Connor, returning. This promises to maintain the style and feel of the original film. Ben Affleck will again play the lead role, which some have likened to a more intellectual version of John Wick.
“The Accountant” featured a unique hero, Christian Wolff, played by Affleck. Wolff is an autistic math genius who works as an accountant for both small-town businesses and criminal organizations.
In the film, Affleck’s character becomes involved with a robotics company, Living Robotics, where he discovers and tries to resolve a major financial discrepancy. This leads to a dangerous and thrilling story of deception and survival.
The film had a strong cast including Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, and John Lithgow. Critics gave “The Accountant” mixed reviews.
Some praised the film’s fresh approach to the action genre and Affleck’s performance, while others criticized its complex story and wanted more character development.
The portrayal of autism in the film also sparked discussions, with some praising the inclusion of a neurodiverse character in a lead role and others questioning the portrayal’s sensitivity and accuracy.
Despite the mixed reviews, the audience response was generally positive, especially towards Affleck’s performance, which added depth to the action hero archetype.
World Of Reel broke the news.