Red Notice 2 and 3 will be shot back-to-back by Netflix, with Dwyane Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot reprising their roles. More celebrities are expected to join.
According to Deadline, Netflix is in the early stages of planning a massive back-to-back shoot for Red Notice 2 and 3. The first Red Notice, starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot, went on to become the streaming service’s most successful original film of all time.
Rawson, director Marshall Thurber, who directed the original picture, is slated to return for the sequels, which are set to begin in early 2023. He has begun to write. Thurber previously hinted about back-to-back sequel development in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, calling it the ‘responsible thing to do.’ “It’s such a big production, and if you can mount it just once, it’ll be better for everyone,” he’d added. “This includes my mental wellness.”
According to the Deadline article, the sequels will have fresh actors, which would eventually lead to an Ocean’s type squad. The original film’s three protagonists were claimed to have earned more than $20 million apiece, bringing the budget past $250 million, according to THR.
Red Notice was initially planned for a theatrical distribution by Universal, but the company refused at the increasing price. Netflix, which had been involved in the bidding war, stepped up. In recent years, the streamer has focused on developing its own properties. The Gray Man, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, has wrapped production, apparently costing much more than Red Notice.
The Matrix 2 and 3, Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3, all three Hobbit films, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, and the final two Hunger Games films were also shot back-to-back.