Red Notice 2: Sequel Confirmed By Director But There Is A Catch

Netflix’s Red Notice is the latest action film that stars Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Gal Gadot on a heart-throbbing mission. The movie is directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, and the movie didn’t just see the biggest opening in the history of any film on Netflix, but it also went on to become the most-watched film on the streaming platform. Despite the weak reviews by critics, fans seem to be in love with every bit of it. Interestingly, for many fans, there’s even a chance for a sequel. While talking to Collider, Thurber revealed that he does have some ideas.

Red Notice 2 On The Cards

A still from Red Notice
A still from Red Notice

“I’m not working on the script for a sequel…I’ve certainly been noodling with what I would do for a follow-up and not to telltale out of school but yeah Netflix…we’ve been having those conversations,” the director shared.

Thurber even spoke to the Empire Magazine about working with the whole star-studded cast of Red Notice. He said, “I mean, talk about charisma, so what does happen when you get Deadpool, Wonder Woman, and Black Adam in the immediate vicinity of one another? I feel very, very fortunate. It’s a little bit like directorial cheating, having all three of them together in the same frame. Chemistry is just not a function of writing or even directing – it’s a function of casting. You either have it or you don’t. And those guys have something special.”

Earlier, when it was revealed that Red Notice has been streamed by 150 million people, Johnson and Thurber took to social media to celebrate the feat.

Red Notice on Netflix
Red Notice on Netflix

“Wow ???????? me and @rawsonthurber (writer, director, creator of RED NOTICE????) were TRULY SURPRISED, coming home to this tonight from our beautiful families!!!,” Johnson wrote. “????????CONGRATULATIONS ???????? Our RED NOTICE movie is on its way to becoming the MOST WATCHED MOVIE IN THE HISTORY OF NETFLIX!!! ???????? In our opening weekend alone, OVER 150 MILLION PEOPLE WATCHED RED NOTICE.???????? And ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT with a MASSIVE 92% AUDIENCE SCORE ???? We’re blessed and grateful boys ~ @laurenhashianofficial @sarahkthurber you’re our f’n ROCKSTARS and Jazzy, Kensie, Tia, Sutton we love you with all we got!! ❤️ THANK YOU EVERYONE WORLDWIDE for loving RED NOTICE.”

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Red Notice sees Johnson’s FBI agent character in pursuit of Reynolds, who is an art thief.

“[Dwayne plays an] FBI profiler who specializes in art crime,” Thurber explained. “He is on the hunt for Ryan Reynolds, who plays the most wanted art thief in the world. Gal Gadot plays this mysterious figure in the art world. As the say… high-jinks ensue.”

Red Notice is streaming now on Netflix.

Vasu Sharma
Vasu Sharma

Vasu Sharma is the Content Head at Animated Times, supervising the Editorial Board at Animated Times. He's 25 years old and has done his master's in journalism from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.

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