The action thriller debuted over the weekend as the #1 movie in 92 different countries.
Netflix is working on a sequel of The Gray Man and they are also developing a spin-off movie set to explore different elements of The Gray Man universe, according to a press release issued by them. For both the movies, Ryan Gosling is reprising his role of CIA mercenary Court Gentry aka Sierra Six.
The Gray Man Universe is expanding! A sequel to The Gray Man is now in development with star Ryan Gosling, directors Joe & Anthony Russo & co-writer Stephen McFeely set to return!— Netflix (@netflix) July 26, 2022
A spin-off is also in the works from acclaimed screenwriters Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese (Deadpool) pic.twitter.com/avtawpRB7F
The movie creators Joe and Anthony Russo will be the directors for the sequel, as well as a spin-off movie of The Gray Man. Co-writer Stephen McFeely is set to pen the script. As for the spin-off, plot details are being kept under wraps, but Deadpool writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese will write the script.
How gray was my man? Enough for Netflix to greenlight a sequel for the Ryan Gosling spy movie. https://t.co/K0DtrIfDuQ— Variety (@Variety) July 27, 2022
“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,” Joe and Anthony Russo said in a statement. “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.”
Following the successful release of The Gray Man this weekend, where it debuted as the #1 movie in 92 countries, The Gray Man is getting a sequel and a spin-off, Netflix has confirmed.https://t.co/SCuVYNZkzC— Khaama Press (KP) (@khaama) July 27, 2022
Netflix hasn't released any viewer data as of now, but the streamer did say that the action thriller debuted over the weekend as the #1 movie in 92 different countries, just one weekend after the film premiered in 1500 theaters in 25 countries. The streamer also touted the film’s Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score of 91%, compared to a 48% Rotten score from critics.
Did you enjoy Netflix's The Gray Man? Because you're about to get a whole lot more of it! https://t.co/CO1TK7vOU4— The Hollywood Outsider (@buypopcorn) July 26, 2022
Based on Mark Greaney’s best-selling book series, The Gray Man follows a CIA agent on the run from a sadistic mercenary after discovering corrupt secrets about his superior. The cast includes Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, and Regé-Jean Page.
Jocelyn Noveck of the Associated Press called the film “perplexingly bland,” writing in her review that “it’s hard not to think of the title when contemplating the overall effect of a film that spares no expense to entertain, yet ends up feeling a little aimless, perplexingly bland, and — what’s the word we’re looking for? Oh yes. Gray.”
“With The Gray Man, the Russos delivered an edge-of-your-seat spectacle that audiences around the world are loving,” Netflix’s head of global film Scott Stuber said. “We’re excited to continue to partner with them and the team at AGBO as they build out ‘The Gray Man’ universe.”