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Ben Affleck does the math, signs on for The Accountant sequel

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It’s unclear if the Bourne series or Robert Downey Jr.’s Sherlock Holmes movies will ever come back, so movie fans need a new hero they can turn to who is handsome, smart, and very good at hurting people. Luckily, they just might have such a hero in Ben Affleck’s character from The Accountant, because Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has begun working on a sequel to director Gavin O’Connor’s 2016 action film. Affleck, O’Connor, and original screenwriter Bill Dubuque are all in talks to return, and once that stuff is taken care of, they’ll begin to “work out the beats of the story.”

The original was about a math genius with high-functioning autism (played by Affleck) who secretly worked as an accountant for criminals looking to make their work appear legitimate, along with a lucrative side hustle as an assassin. Also, he was somehow the good guy. Deadline doesn’t know if Jon Bernthal will appear in the sequel, but considering the role he played in the original film’s ending, it seems safe to assume that he’ll pop up in some capacity.