‘The Accountant’ Sequel Moving Forward With Plans For Third Film

The Accountant proved to be a big hit for Ben Affleck, director Gavin O’Connor, and Warner Bros. back in 2016, earning $155M worldwide.  There was immediate talk of a sequel that would reunite the duo, but they instead moved to sports drama The Way Back, earning some of the best reviews of their careers. But now O’Connor reveals to Cinemablend that a sequel to The Accountant is officially in the works and there’s already talk of making it a trilogy…

We are doing an Accountant sequel. We literally just closed that deal. We’re doing The Accountant again…I’ve always wanted to do three because what, the second one’s going to be more with — we’re going to integrate his brother into the story. So there’ll be more screen time for [Jon] Bernthal in the second one. And then the third movie’s going to be, I call it, ‘Rain Man on steroids.’ The third movie is going to be the two brothers, this odd couple. The third one is going be a buddy picture.”

O’Connor also said that this film comes at the expense of a sequel to The Way Back, which might’ve been interesting but definitely not something that needs to happen.

Last we’d heard from Affleck he was saying The Accountant could continue as a TV series. It appears those plans are no longer being considered, although I wouldn’t put it past Warner Media creating a show out of this concept in a few years with a new lead actor.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.