The Gray Man 2: Everything we know so far

The Gray Man (2022) Ryan Gosling as Six. Cr. Stanislav Honzik/Netflix © 2022
The Gray Man (2022) Ryan Gosling as Six. Cr. Stanislav Honzik/Netflix © 2022 /

The Gray Man is one of the most popular Netflix movies of all time! The film premiered on Netflix on July 15, 2022. We know fans can’t wait to see The Gray Man 2, and we have some great news to share about the new Netflix sequel.

For those who don’t know, The Gray Man is based on the book series of the same name by Mark Greaney. The first book, which the action movie is based on, was published in 2009.

We shared everything we know about The Gray Man 2. We’ll continue updating as we learn more about the new Netflix sequel.

Is The Gray Man 2 happening?

Yes, The Gray Man 2 is officially in the works on Netflix! There were rumors that a sequel was in the works on Netflix for a while, but Netflix confirmed the news on Twitter on July 26, 2022.

And, good news! There are even more Gray Man projects in the works on Netflix, too.

Netflix is also making a Gray Man spinoff with Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese

As you can see in the tweet above, Netflix also confirmed a Gray Man spinoff movie from Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. The pair has worked together on all three Deadpool movies, so it’s probably going to have more of an action-comedy vibe, but that has not been confirmed. Details about the spinoff are not as available as the sequel just yet. We’ll share more about the Gray Man spinoff when we find out.

The Gray Man 2 cast

Netflix confirmed that Ryan Gosling will return for The Gray Man 2. So far, the Barbie star is the only cast member listed in The Gray Man 2 cast, but Gosling likely won’t be the only character from the first movie to appear in the sequel.

If I were to make some predictions, I’d expect to see Ana De Armas, Regé-Jean Page, Dhanush, and Jessica Henwick back in some capacity in the sequel along with more than a few new cast members.

Here’s who we expect to see in The Gray Man 2: 

  • Ryan Gosling as Sierra Six/Courtland Gentry
  • Ana de Armas as Dani Miranda
  • Jessica Henwick as Suzanne Brewer
  • Regé-Jean Page as Carmichael 
  • Dhanush as Avik San/Lone Wolf

Is Lloyd Hansen really dead in The Gray Man?

I mean, it’s pretty clear that Lloyd Hansen (Chris Evans) is dead in The Gray Man. He was killed by Jessica Henwick’s character, Suzanne Brewer, so it’s possible that Lloyd will stay dead and we won’t see Evans return as the character in The Gray Man 2.

However, as we’ve seen with a number of big action franchises, characters like Lloyd have been revived and brought back from the dead, especially if Netflix is planning more movies set in this universe. Evans is a massive star, and it would be great for Netflix to build around this great cast.

We’ll just have to wait until we know a little bit more about the movie and if Evans is in the cast to know if Lloyd is dead for real. For now, the character is dead, though.

Is The Gray Man 2 filming?

Not yet! The Gray Man 2 is not filming yet. In April, the Russo Brothers gave an update to Collider on The Gray Man 2, and they said they’re in the middle of writing the script.

Here’s what the Russo Brothers told Collider about where they’re at:

"“We’re in the middle of it right now. We’re in the middle of working on The Gray Man 2 script, so, again, everything is about the story. We are hard at work, sleeves rolled up, and more to come soon.”"

Obviously, the WGA strike started in May 2023, so it’s likely that the Russos are still working on The Gray Man 2 script. Hopefully, the studios will offer writers the deal they’re looking for, and pre-production can continue on The Gray Man 2 soon.

Has The Gray Man 2 release date been announced?

Negative on The Gray Man 2 release date, as well. That’s not uncommon, though. We’re sure Netflix has a good idea when the movie is coming to TVs near you, but they’re not going to share the information with the public yet. There’s just too much that could change between now and then.

At the earliest, The Gray Man 2 could be coming out sometime at the end of 2024. Based on where things stand in the film industry right now, we might be looking at a release date sometime in 2025, but we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

Release prediction: Late 2024

Stay tuned for more news about The Gray Man 2 release on Netflix.

The Gray Man ending explained

At the end of The Gray Man, Hansen takes Claire hostage in a mansion, and eventually, Six and Dani join forces to set her free and kill Hansen. In the process, Fitzroy, who is also being held hostage, blows himself up, but he fails to kill Hansen. Just when Six is about to kill Hansen, Suzanne Brewer shoots him first. Then, she shoots Six and takes Claire and the data card. She leaves Six alive to use him in the future, but he escapes custody shortly after.

The film ends with Six saving Claire, who again is being held against her will. That’s the last we see of them.

It’s safe to assume that they’re still going to be on the run from the CIA in future stories, and luckily, there’s a lot of source material to check out while we wait for The Gray Man 2.

The Gray Man books in order

The Gray Man is based on the book series of the same name by Mark Greaney. There are 12 books in the series so far and even more Gray Man books on the way. We shared the list of The Gray Man books in order:

  • The Gray Man (2009)
  • On Target (2010)
  • Ballistic (2011)
  • Dead Eye (2013)
  • Back Blast (2016)
  • Gunmetal Gray (2017)
  • Agent in Place (2018)
  • Mission Critical (2019)
  • One Minute Out (2020)
  • Relentless (2021)
  • Sierra Six (2022)
  • Burner (2023)

The most recent Gray Man book, Burner, was published in February of 2023.

Is The Gray Man worth watching?

If you’re a big fan of action movies, The Gray Man is definitely worth your time! Netflix has been making some big-budget action movies, and The Gray Man is one of the most expensive of all. The cast of The Gray Man is as good as any Netflix original movie we’ve seen so far.

There’s more Gray Man on the way, and we can’t wait to see what the Russos are cooking up for fans of the movie.

The Gray Man is on the list of the best action movies on Netflix right now.

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