After The Gray Man’s successful premiere, Netflix is committing to developing the spy franchise further.
The Gray Man directors Joe and Anthony Russo and star Ryan Gosling are currently working on a sequel, with Gray Man co-writer Stephen McFeely scripting.
Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese will also write a spinoff film, exploring a different aspect of the world. Plot details haven’t been revealed yet.
“The audience reaction to The Gray Man has been nothing short of phenomenal. We are so appreciative of the enthusiasm that fans across the world have had for this film,” said the Russo Brothers in a statement. “With so many amazing characters in the movie, we had always intended for the Gray Man to be part of an expanded universe, and we are thrilled that Netflix is announcing a sequel with Ryan, as well as a second script that we’re excited to talk about soon.”
“With The Gray Man, the Russos delivered an edge-of-your-seat spectacle that audiences around the world are loving,” said Scott Stuber, Netflix’s head of global film. “We’re excited to continue to partner with them and the team at AGBO as they build out The Gray Man universe.”
The Gray Man takes inspiration from the best-selling book series by Mark Greaney.
In the film, CIA agent Court Gentry (Gosling), also known as Sierra Six, is The Gray Man. Gentry was formerly a highly trained, authorized dealer in death, and his manager Donald Fitzroy (Billy Bob Thornton) plucked him from federal prison and recruited him. However, the roles have now been reversed, and Six is the target of Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans), a former CIA coworker who will do anything to eliminate him.