The Gray Man co-director Anthony Russo states there is a whole cinematic universe prepared for the upcoming Ryan Gosling-led Netflix movie.
The Gray Man co-director Anthony Russo stated that there is a whole cinematic universe prepared for the upcoming Netflix movie starring Ryan Gosling.
“Everything we are doing at AGBO has universe potential,” stated The Gray Man co-director Anthony Russo of his and sibling Joe Russo’s production business while speaking at The Wall Street Journal’s Future of Whatever Celebration. “[The Gray Man] has a large ensemble, a layered story that you are only seeing the tip of the iceberg in this story. It goes deep. We have a lot of ideas about where to take it next.”
Anthony Russo’s remarks followed reports that both a prequel and a follow up for The Gray Man remained in extremely early advancement ahead of the movie’s Netflix launching. According to these reports, a Gray Man prequel remains in advancement with Deadpool authors Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, with Chris Evans starring as the atrocious Lloyd Hansen. A follow up composed by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely remains in the works too, which will star Gosling as Court Gentry.
It was revealed that Gosling and Evans had actually been contributed to the upcoming action movie in July 2020. At the time, co-director Joe Russo mentioned that the objective was to develop a bigger franchise for The Gray Man, depending upon the movie’s success. “The idea is to create a franchise and build out a whole universe…,” he stated. “We have all committed to the first movie and that’s got to be great to get us to the second movie. These are master assassins and Gosling’s character gets burned by the CIA and Evans’ character has to hunt him down.”
Based Upon the 2009 book of the very same name by Mark Greaney, The Gray Man stars Gosling as Court Gentry, an ex-CIA operative, who is being hunted by his previous partner Lloyd Hansen, represented by Evans, with Ana de Armas appearing in a starring function too. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the movie script for The Gray Man was composed by Joe Russo, Markus and McFeely and is produced through the Russo bros’ production business, AGBO.
According to Anthony Russo, The Gray Man holds some resemblances to their previous efforts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially the Captain America movies, which starred Evans as the titular hero. “For those who were fans of Captain America: Winter Soldier, this is us moving into that territory in more of a real-world setting,” Russo stated. The Russo bros directed the very first 3 Captain America movies for Marvel Studios, along with Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
The Gray Man is set for a restricted release on July 15, prior to its release on Netflix on July 22. With a production spending plan of $200 million, it will be the most pricey movie Netflix has actually ever made.