Peter Berg reveals Hancock sequel delays Director Peter Berg has said that a sequel to 2008’s Hancock has been delayed. While speaking about his forthcoming Battleship movie, Berg told members of the press that the Hancock update will eventually happen, but he probably won’t be available to shoot it until after 2010. Scheduling conflicts with various people involved in the proposed sequel, including Will Smith, also need to be worked out, he said. “There are so many cooks in that particular kitchen that are so busy and Will’s kind of taken time off to be with his kids and his kids are now making all kinds of films and there are so many people involved in that from Will to his partner James Lassiter to Akiva [Goldsmith] to Michael Man and myself,” Berg stated. In September, Berg confirmed that stars Smith and Charlize Theron will both return for Hancock 2.