Only a couple weeks after its theater premiere, Joe and Anthony Russo have introduced that we’ll be assembly The Grey Man once more. The Ryan Gosling-starring spy thriller — tailored from Mark Greaney’s novel collection of the identical identify — has been greenlit to show right into a full-blown franchise over at Netflix, who’re already growing a spin-off and a sequel.
Greaney’s twelfth Grey Man novel is about to be printed someday subsequent yr, so there’s loads of plot factors to tug from with regards to constructing out the on-screen adaptation. For the sequel, Gosling will reprise his function as Court docket “Six” Gentry, with the Russo brothers and Stephen McFeely returning to direct and write the script, respectively. Whereas there’s not many public particulars but in regards to the spin-off, we do know Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese (Deadpool, Zombieland) are set to pen that screenplay.
“The viewers response to The Grey Man has been nothing wanting phenomenal,” the Russos wrote in a press release. “We’re so appreciative of the keenness that followers internationally have had for this movie. With so many superb characters within the film, we had at all times supposed for the Grey Man to be a part of an expanded universe, and we’re thrilled that Netflix is saying a sequel with Ryan, in addition to a second script that we’re excited to speak about quickly.”
With a stacked forged that additionally included Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Regé-Jean Web page, Wagner Moura, Julia Butters, Dhanush, Alfre Woodard, and Billy Bob Thornton, The Grey Man marked Netflix’s most costly movie to this point. Regardless of combined critiques, it was a field workplace smash; it’s additionally precisely the kind of easily-digestible content material you possibly can anticipate Netflix to prioritize proper now, as they’ve not too long ago introduced they’ll be getting rid of “self-importance initiatives” like The Irishman.