The Gray Man’s Universe Will Have Follow-Up and Spin-Off Movies

The Russo Brothers and Netflix will continue to publish Mark Greaney’s novel series for the world to enjoy.

The Gray Man, a new spy thriller from the Russo Brothers, had its limited release in theaters on July 15 before making its Netflix debut on July 22. It didn’t take long for the movie to be given the go-ahead to become a franchise, as a spin-off and a sequel are currently being developed at Netflix.

Given that the same-titled novel series by Mark Greaney debuted in 2009 and currently has 11 installments, with a 12th planned for publication in 2023, it makes reasonable that after such a successful debut, there will be more adaptations. The recently released movie has a 91 percent audience approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, demonstrating how well-liked it is with viewers.

Ryan Gosling will reprise his lead role in the sequel, which will once again be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. The script will once again be written by The Gray Man co-writer Stephen McFeely (The Electric State, Avengers: Endgame, Captain America: Civil War).

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The audience response to The Gray Man has been nothing short of fantastic, the brothers said in a statement accompanying the launch of the sequel. We are incredibly grateful for the fervor with which our movie has been received by viewers all over the world. We always wanted the Gray Man to be a part of a larger universe because it has so many incredible characters, so we are pleased that Netflix has announced a sequel with Ryan and a second story that we can’t wait to share. The spin-specifics off’s are being kept under wraps, although Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese (Deadpool, Zombieland) will write the script, it was discovered.

The Gray Man centers on former CIA agent Court Gentry, also known as Sierra Six, played by Ryan Gosling, who is sought after after learning some of the agency’s most sinister secrets. His old coworker Lloyd Hansen, played by Chris Evans, places a bounty on him. As he struggles to elude an international assassination manhunt while on the run and with few supporters, Gentry turns to Agent Dani Miranda (Ana de Armas).

With a sequel planned, this is the third movie from the Russo Brothers’ production firm AGBO to have its Netflix debut. This is the business’s second consecutive #1 global debut. Extraction, a movie from 2020 starring Chris Hemsworth, is currently the fifth most watched movie on Netflix. It also has a 2023 sequel. Scott Stuber, Head of Global Film, remarked of the Russos’ “The Gray Man” that it was “an edge-of-your-seat extravaganza that audiences around the world are adoring.” We’re thrilled to collaborate with them and the AGBO crew as they expand the world of The Gray Man.

The first movie’s cast also features Billy Bob Thornton, Rege-Jean Page, Jessica Henwick, Dhanush, Wagner Moura, and Alfre Woodard in addition to Gosling, Evans, and de Armas. Only Ryan Gosling’s comeback has been confirmed thus far. Along with writing the script with McFeely and Christoper Markus, who he previously worked with on Avengers: Endgame, Joe Russo also directed the movie with his brother. Producers Joe Roth and Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, who will be producing the movie via Roth Kirschenbaum Films alongside the Russos, are returning for the sequel project together with the Russos, Gosling, and McFeely. Mike Larocca will co-produce AGBO with the Russos.

There is currently no information available regarding the release date of The Gray Man: The Sequel. The debut installment of the brand-new espionage movie series is currently available on Netflix. Below, you can watch the first The Gray Man trailer and the brand-new poster for the sequel.