Director duo The Russo Brothers teased Captain America star Chris Evans’ next foray into villainy in Netflix’s spy thriller, The gray man. While Evans has become well known as one of the most heroic members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he recently played a ne’er-do-well in Rian Johnson’s modern thriller, Knives Out, for which his knitting style has been a huge hit, leaving the public wondering if he will continue to wear comfy sweaters while hunting down rogue assassins in The gray man.
“Yeah exactly – no he’s going to wear some crazy stuff in this one. He’s a really unique character, and he’s Evans as the villain so he’s a really interesting character and I think he’s going to. to be able to play a bit in that role. “
In addition to teasing Evans’ role in the film, the Russos also offered a glimpse of what audiences can expect with the thriller, calling it an inspired “modern take on a spy thriller.” from the Bond franchise. They also boasted The gray man as “a great pop culture film steeped in modern themes and politics”.
Based on the 2009 debut novel by Mark Greaney, The gray man follows a former CIA agent turned independent assassin named Court Gentry, also known as Gray Man. Ryan Gosling will play the role of Gentry, who is chased across the world by his former CIA cohort Lloyd Hansen, played by Chris Evans, with Knives Out star Ana De Armas and Luke Cage Alfre Woodard has also recently added to the cast.
The gray man is expected to be one of Netflix’s biggest investments to date, with a budget set at over $ 200 million. The project sees Evans reunite with Avengers: Endgame directing the duo Joe and Anthony Russo, the filmmaking brothers recently revealed that they envision the film spawning a franchise centered around the characters of Evans and Ryan Gosling. During his speech at last year’s CCXP event, Joe Russo explained that the first film won’t leave audiences with all the answers, making room for more adventures to come. “What we do on Gray Man is different [is]… we’re not going to answer all the questions in the first movie, ”he said.
“This is designed as a series of movies, and again, potentially as an offshoot, we could follow other characters, but we won’t answer all the questions in the movie. So you’re going to finish the movie, [and] have a full story, but you will always have questions about the larger universe. And I think that’s a way to break the model a bit, it’s not to give the audience everything in one movie. Don’t have a closed story. Have an open narrative that [like] a chapter in a book. “
Shooting on The gray man has recently been postponed due to the current global situation. The film was originally scheduled to begin production on January 18, but, with the change in circumstances, Netflix has instead decided to postpone production for several weeks in order to ensure the health and safety of the cast and crew. Filming is now set to begin in March, which means audiences will have to wait a bit longer before they see Hollywood heavy hitters Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans chase and fight across the globe. It comes to us thanks to Light Camera bar stool.
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