Will Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal reprise his role for The Accountant 2?

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News of a sequel to The Accountant has been on the radar since 2017, with director Gavin O'Connor and writer Bill Dubque returning. In 2020, actor Ben Affleck, who portrayed Christian Wolff in the original movie, talked with Collider about the sequel or possible TV series. The following year, O'Connor announced that Affleck and his co-star Jon Bernthal would both join the upcoming film, of which a third is also being written. The most recent development has occurred in 2024, with Deadline and other outlets reporting that filming for The Accountant 2 will begin soon, with an expected release in 2025.

Christian Wolff, who is featured in the first film, is a public accountant on the autism spectrum, making him a mathematical savant. He operates a small accounting firm that serves as a front for his main gig, where he cooks books for terrorist and criminal organizations around the world. US Treasury Agent Ray Kang (J.K. Simmons) discovers his criminal acts and watches his every move. This leads Wolff to take a legitimate client, but as he uncovers discrepancies within the company involving millions of dollars, the body count begins to accumulate.

During the first film, Christian's long-lost brother Brax (Bernthal) is introduced, of whom O'Connor has previously stated the second film will see a significant focus. This will give Bernthal a lot more screen time and viewers insight into Brax as his story unfolds. The third movie will then focus on the relationship between the brothers.

The original movie also stars Anna Kendrick, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Jeffrey Tambor, and John Lithgow.

Jon Bernthal stars in Origin

Don't miss Bernthal in Ava DuVernay's new film, Origin, based on Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor portrays Wilkerson and Vera Farmiga, Audra McDonald, Niecy Nash-Betts, Nick Offerman, and Blair Underwood also star.

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