(Semi-spoiler alert.) With so many of the cast being killed off in “The Departed,” Mark Wahlberg is one of the few cast members who could even be considered for a sequel. Wahlberg has confirmed that he has been approached to star in the sequel to the hit crime drama.
The 35-year-old, who is up for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in the 2006 thriller, tells EmpireOnline, “They told me they wanted to try to do it and I said, ‘Well, I enjoyed playing the character.’
“They’re talking about bringing in (Robert) De Niro to play a senator or a congressman. You know, the corruption obviously going deeper and higher up the ranks – reaching up the political chain. So it’ll be fun.” And if it’s a success, they’re gonna do a prequel and bring everyone back…make it a trilogy.”
The film’s writer William Monahan has already started work on the sequel, which which will focus on the rogue police officer played by Wahlberg.