Just four days after the release of the film The Gray Man, Netflix has given a massive announcement green lighting The Gray Man 2 and a spinoff film set in the universe of the film. The screenwriters behind contemporary action gems like Deadpool , 6 Underground, and Spiderhead Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have been chosen to write the spin off.
The Gray Man is an action-thriller based off of the 2009 novel of the same name by Mark Greaney. The novel follows Sierra Six (Ryan Gosling) who acts as a red right hand of the CIA who actively recruits convicts to act as assassins, the film follows very closely to the plot of the book. The Russo Brothers directed the film from a screenplay by Joe Russo and Christopher Marcus.
As for details on the spinoff or the sequel, Netflix have been hesitant to announce any details on either project. However, the world of The Gray Man have enough characters to pull from to make it interesting. Tamil-cinemas Dhanush makes an fan-favorite appearance as an honorable mercenary, possibly setting up an Bollywood-inspired spin off. The appliance of the former heads of the Sierra program could possibly set up a prequel film following a more rough around the edges Sierra program. Ana De Armas’ agent Dani Miranda could be another route for the film.
Ultimately, the announcement is a surprise to be sure, but a welcome one indeed.