The Russo Brothers have finally announced the sequel to their latest release The Gray Man, starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Dhanush in the lead roles. He confirmed that Ryan will reprise his role of CIA mercenary court gentry aka Sierra Six in the second installment of the franchise. Joe Russo had ‘guaranteed’ at a press event in Mumbai last week that Dhanush would be a part of the franchise in the future. Read also: The Gray Man: The Russo Brothers reveal they plan to bring Dhanush back as the Lone Wolf
Joe Russo and Anthony Russo will return as directors for the sequel and the screenplay will be written by Stephen McFly, co-writer of The Gray Man. Netflix shared a press release, which confirmed that the team is also working on a spin-off movie set to explore different elements of The Gray Man universe.
“The audience response to The Gray Man has been nothing short of phenomenal. We appreciate the enthusiasm from fans around the world for this film. With so many amazing characters in the film, we’ve always wanted the Gray Man to be part of an expanding universe. was intended to be made, and we are thrilled that Netflix is announcing a sequel with Ryan, as well as a second script that we are excited will be talking soon,” the Russo Brothers said in a joint statement.
Mike LaRocca of The Rose and AGBO will produce the sequel with Joe Roth and Jeffrey Kirshenbaum for Roth Kirshenbaum Films. The Gray Man is based on the 2009 novel by Mark Grenney that was released on Netflix on July 22. The film follows CIA mercenary detective Sierra Six, who accidentally uncovers the secrets of the Dark Agency and becomes the primary target of his former ally Lloyd Hansen and other international assassins. It also stars Ana de Armas, reggae Jean Page and Jessica Henwick.
Talking about Dhanush’s return to the franchise, Joe Russo said at a press event in Mumbai last week, “It is based on a book series, so there is an opportunity to expand it into future films. We like to keep going with the world because we love all the characters. But we have to tell the audience whether they want to see more of the story or not. If we go ahead with the story, I can guarantee you that Dhanush’s character will be a part of that world going forward.”
According to Netflix, the spin-off film will be written by acclaimed screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. The details of the plot are kept secret for the time being.
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