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The Gray Man: Netflix cementing plans for a major spy franchise, Ryan Gosling and The Russos set to return for the sequel

Stephen McFeely, who has co-written the first installment with Joe Russo and Christopher Markus, is writing the sequel.

  • OTTplay Team

Last Updated: 05.45 PM, Jul 26, 2022

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The Gray Man: Netflix cementing plans for a major spy franchise, Ryan Gosling and The Russos set to return for the sequel
The Gray Man all set for a sequel

Following the immensely successful release of The Gray Man on Netflix, where it streamed as the #1 movie across 92 countries, the streaming giant is now keen on promoting the IP as a major spy franchise.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, The Gray Man follows Ryan Gosling’s Sierra Six, a highly skilled CIA operative on the run after discovering “incriminating secrets about the agency”, and his pursuits to stay uncaptured by the deadly clutches of the psychopathic former agent Lloyd Hansen (played by Chris Evans).

The sequel to The Gray Man is currently in development with Gosling slated to reprise his role and The Russo Brothers returning to direct. The Russos and AGBO’s Mike Larocca will produce along with Joe Roth and Jeffrey Kirschenbaum for Roth Kirschenbaum Films.

Stephen McFeely, who has co-written the first installment with Joe Russo and Christopher Markus, is writing the sequel. McFeely has previously collaborated with Joe and Anthony Russo on Avengers: Endgame and Captain America: Civil War.

The Gray Man is based on the best-selling book series by Mark Greaney.

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To make things more interesting, a spin-off film based on the The Gray Man universe is currently in the works with acclaimed writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese (Deadpool, Zombieland) in charge of the development. The spin-off is set to explore a different element of the universe but the logline is being kept under the wraps.

Speaking about the development of the sequel, Joe and Anthony Russo shared, “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. 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.”

The Gray Man is AGBO Productions’ third film to premiere on Netflix and the company second straight debut at #1 across the world. Led by The Russos, AGBO has also co-produced the 2020 Netflix release Extraction, starring Chris Hemsworth, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Randeep Hooda, Golshifteh Farahani, Pankaj Tripathi, and David Harbour, which currently stands tall as the 5th most popular film on the streaming giant: the sequel of Extraction is scheduled to release in 2023.

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