After a massively successful debut on Netflix, spy movie The Gray Man will now be a franchise. Star Ryan Gosling and directors Joe & Anthony Russo will return for a sequel, alongside co-writer Stephen McFeely (Avengers: Endgame). This appears to be the latter's first film without writing partner Christopher Markus. He'll have plenty of source material to draw from as Mark Greaney's novel series will be up to a dozen entries by next year.
The film received mixed reviews, but went to No. 1 on Netflix in 92 countries. Though no financial details were included, The Gray Man reportedly cost $200 million, though some of that are higher-than-usual fees for the cast and crew, as there's no "back end" to speak of. The sequel could cost even more.
But that's not all! Netflix also announced a spin-off film, to be written by the reliable duo of Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese (Deadpool, Zombieland). No further details for that one were announced.
The Gray Man is currently streaming exclusively on Netflix.