Netflix is officially going ahead with Red Notice 2 & 3 and Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot are all expected to go back. In the film, Johnson stars as FBI agent John Hartley and Reynolds as famed art thief Nolan Booth when they hesitantly collaborate to run after Gadot’s fellow thief with a bad reputation Sarah Black, or The Bishop, before she is able to successfully collect all three valuable Cleopatra eggs. The A-list trio including Chris Diamantopoulos, Ritu Arya, Ivan Mbakop, Vincenzo Amato and Rafael Petardi join in Red Notice.
Red Notice is produced by writer/director/producer Rawson Marshall Thurber; furthermore, the action comedy highlights the third partnership with star and producer Johnson after the well-noted buddy action comedy Central Intelligence and the action hit Skyscraper with impressive box office. The film was originally developed by Universal Pictures and Legendary Entertainment, Netflix would consequently possess the rights and put a huge investment of $200-250 million into the film’s budget, turning it to their most expensive project to date. Although Red Notice hasn’t been a crucial hit for Netflix, it doesn’t seem that the potential new IP is getting away anytime soon.
Deadline has claimed that Netflix is going ahead with Red Notice 2 and 3 several months after appearing in the streaming platform. It is evident that the streamer is in the early stages of development on the new series when Rawson Marshall Thurber currently is writing the scripts and Reynolds, Johnson and Gadot are all expected to go back to the sequels. It is also said that Netflix is trying to make back-to-back film production of Red Notice 2 & 3 sometime in early 2023; however, it still depends on dealing and scheduling with their A-list stars.
It wouldn’t be a big surprise when Netflix decides to move forward with both Red Notice 2 & 3 after the huge success of the first film in the streaming platform upon its debut. With the film’s enormous production budget, it was necessary for it to attract more than 70 million viewers in its first 28 days to get profits and continued to surpass this level victoriously in record time, having received more than 364 million hours of viewership during that time. Since 2020 sequel discussion for Red Notice had been initiated as word began spreading that Netflix was wishing to plan it when producer Hiram Garcia confirmed last year that provisional plans took place should the film become a hit.
Similarly, Thurber revealed plans for Red Notice 2 and 3 a short time after the film’s release, namely the capability for a back-to-back sequel production schedule. If a deal is set between the streaming service and the creatives for the film, it would be one of the first back-to-back movie productions to get started since the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic made Hollywood movies disordered, with plans for Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 being divided as similar as John Wick: Chapter 4 and 5. Meanwhile, now viewers can watch the first Red Notice on Netflix.