The Gray Man is getting a sequel and a spin-off movie, Netflix announced.
Revealed in a press release, the streaming giant confirmed that it has given the green light to two new projects in The Gray Man’s embryonic cinematic universe. The announcement comes on the heels of the Netflix film becoming the streamer’s latest hit movie, with audiences across the world enjoying the action-thriller film led by Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans. Gosling will return as Court Gentry, aka Sierra Six, for the sequel.
The Russo brothers, who helmed the first entry in the film series, will also return to direct The Gray Man 2, which currently has no official title or release date. However, it is likely to follow the plot of the second novel in Mark Greaney’s thriller series called On Target.
Meanwhile, The Gray Man co-writer Christopher McFeely, who has also written hit Marvel movies including Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame – films he worked on with the Russo brothers – will pen the sequel.
Not content with simply giving the green light to a sequel to The Gray Man, Netflix has also announced that a spinoff movie is in the works. Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, whose credits include acclaimed films like Deadpool and Zombieland, have embarked on the unnamed project. However, Netflix teased what fans can expect from the spin-off, stating that it will “explore a different element of the Gray Man universe”.
The Gray Man’s universe is expanding! A sequel to The Gray Man is now in development with star Ryan Gosling, directors Joe and Anthony Russo and co-writer Stephen McFeely to return! A spin-off is also in the works by acclaimed screenwriters Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese (Deadpool) pic.twitter.com/avtawpRB7FJuly 26, 2022
In a statement, Joe and Anthony Russo expressed their gratitude to Netflix’s global fanbase for making The Gray Man such a huge success. The duo also revealed their joy at being able to expand The Gray Man’s cinematic universe, saying, “The audience reaction to The Gray Man was nothing short of phenomenal. movie.
“With so many amazing characters in the movie, we always intended for the Gray Man to be part of an expanded universe, and we’re excited that Netflix is announcing a sequel with Ryan, as well as a second script that we’re excited about. to speak soon.”
Netflix film director Scott Stuber added: “With The Gray Man, the Russos delivered a hair-raising spectacle that audiences around the world are loving. They build the Gray Man universe.”
The expansion of the Gray Man cinematic universe should come as no surprise. The film currently has a certified new audience rating of 91% on the review aggregator website. rotten tomatoes (opens in new tab). Additionally, it debuted at number one in 92 countries in the first few days after release, cementing The Gray Man as a dominant force in the streaming landscape this month.
In our review, we called The Gray Man a “suitably fun and tension-filled spy movie that feels like a summer blockbuster of yesteryear”, despite its plot being “par for the course”. Some fans and critics didn’t like it as much as we did, with one reviewer calling it “a piece of generic subscriber bait”. Still, those criticisms haven’t stopped Netflix from giving the green light to more entries in its burgeoning franchise.
For more content on The Gray Man, check out our exclusive, in-depth chat with the Russos on how James Bond, Marvel and their love of action movies influenced the development of The Gray Man. Alternatively, read all the other Netflix original movies coming in 2022.