Ryan Gosling reveals that he loved making his upcoming Netflix movie The Gray Man so much that he’d like to see the film kickstart a franchise.
Ryan Gosling reveals he’d be open to turning his upcoming Netflix movie, The Gray Man, into a franchise. Based on the book series of the same name by Mark Greaney, Netflix’s The Gray Man sees Gosling team up with directing duo Anthony and Joe Russo. The film tells the story of the former CIA operative Court Gentry, aka Sierra Six, who finds himself on the run from his psychopathic ex-colleague, Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans), and a host of assassins after discovering dark agency secrets.
While much remains unknown about the upcoming action film, Netflix’s 2022 Movie Preview video showed off the first footage of the highly anticipated project. The footage sees Gosling fighting off assassins on top of a moving streetcar, and also gives audiences a first look at Evans’ mustachioed antagonist. Recently released promotional images also provide a first look at The Gray Man‘s supporting cast, including Ana de Armas as Dani Miranda and Regé-Jean Page as Carmichael.
In a new interview with EmpireGosling reveals that he very much enjoyed his time filming The Gray Man and would be interested in seeing the movie launch a Netflix franchise. The actor explains that he’d definitely be up for a sequel in the future to further explore his character, joking that he’d like to see Sierra Six get bumped “up to a name status at some pointCheck out Gosling’s full comment below:
I loved making this film. I’d love to do it again. I’m hoping we can bump Six up to a name status at some point, just for his own sanity.
Although audiences have yet to even see a The Gray Man trailer, it’s clear that Gosling is hoping the film is popular enough for a sequel. With The Gray Man Marking one of Netflix’s most expensive original projects to date, coming in at a budget of a whopping $200 million (matching that of Red Notice), it’s clear that the streamer is also banking on the movie being a hit. While Gosling’s comments don’t reveal too much about the film itself, his desire to bump his character”up to a name status” would suggest that, instead of being called by his actual name, Court Gentry, the character will often be referred to by his code name, Sierra Six.
With the recent news of Netflix’s subscriber loss (which is expected to continue throughout the year), it’s unclear how the streamer will modify its original content slate moving forward. The Gray Man boasts some impressive talent, both in front of and behind the camera, but the movie’s massive budget might hurt its chances at a sequel – at least one made at the same scale. It’s unclear if Gosling will get his wish for The Gray Man to start a franchise, but if it proves popular enough for Netflix when it releases on July 15, a sequel is certainly within the realm of possibility.
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- The Gray Man (2022)Release date: Jul 15, 2022
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