If 'The Gray Man 2' Happens, It Will "Slow Down" and Focus on Ryan Gosling's Character [Exclusive]
2023/11/09

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An update on The Gray Man 2, the sequel to the successful first installment of the film on Netflix, has been revealed. Scott Stuber, the Head of Netflix Film, recently discussed the direction of the sequel, emphasizing the importance of Ryan Gosling's character and the need to extend the story in a meaningful way. The filmmakers also acknowledged that the first film had an excessive number of action set pieces and expressed the possibility of the sequel being more character-driven. The Gray Man had a limited theatrical release before premiering on Netflix, and its success proved the studio's confidence in the action-packed thriller directed by Joe and Anthony Russo.

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With the Russo brothers' experience in directing one of the biggest movies of all time, Avengers: Endgame, and a star-studded cast, the film made a significant impact. As a result, Netflix announced a sequel shortly after the premiere of the first installment, although the production of the sequel is still uncertain. In a recent interview with Collider's Steve Weintraub, Scott Stuber spoke about Netflix's approach for The Gray Man 2. He mentioned the incredible actors involved in the film, particularly Ryan Gosling, and the need to spend more time exploring their characters.

Stuber praised Gosling's talent and range as an actor and expressed the desire to create a franchise that showcases his abilities. He emphasized the importance of understanding what makes Gosling's character great and how to extend his story. Stuber also shared insights about the mindset of the filmmakers in creating the action sequences in the first film, including the train fight scene featuring Ryan Gosling. However, he also expressed some uncertainty about the future of the sequel, stating that getting it right is crucial. He acknowledged that the first film might have had too much action and should have focused more on the characters.

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As for the release date of The Gray Man 2, it might take some time for Netflix to determine the next story and add it to their catalog. The first film garnered over 253 million hours viewed within a month of its release, indicating the significant level of interest from audiences. Given the success and potential of the franchise, the sequel could attract even bigger names to join the already talented cast, as the plot follows Sierra Six navigating through an uncertain world. The Gray Man, released on July 22, 2022, is a thriller directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. The film features Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, and Billy Bob Thornton in lead roles. It has a PG-13 rating, a runtime of 122 minutes, and falls under the genres of thriller and action. The studio responsible for the film is New Regency, and it was written by Anthony Russo. The film is available to watch on Netflix.

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