Netflix’s blockbuster starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds – Red Notice premiered today in selected theaters, and it will be available on November 12 worldwide.
Long before the premiere, back when the movie was still in development, there was talking that this movie could potentially kick off a new franchise. Dwayne Johnson already revealed he’s down to do more. Now, producer Dany Garcia revealed what are the chances for the sequel:
“What we have planned is to let’s see how this goes. I think there is… with Seven Bucks Productions, it’s almost like ‘franchise’ is just part of our conversation. But we’re also smart enough to say, ‘Let’s see how everything goes.'”Dany Garcia for Variety
Although this may seem like a typical vague answer, let’s look at the history; Jumanji, Jungle Cruise, Shazam!, San Andreas, Hobbs & Shaw – all the movies that were produced by Seven Buck Productions. Jumanji already had a sequel, and all the other movies have sequels in development.
On the other hand, Netflix paid $200 million for Red Notice, which makes it their most expensive movie yet – only Johnson, Gadot, and Reynolds were paid $20 million each. Is Netflix ready to throw in so much money for the sequel, it’s hard to say at this moment. It all depends on what will the statistics say once the movie becomes available in households around the world.
Also, three main stars are known as some of the busiest people in Hollywood. Johnson recently finished filming of Black Adam, and it’s only the first of his many predicted appearances as a DC antihero, not to mention how many scripts he gets every day. Ryan Reynolds took a little break from acting, but he’s also working on the script for Deadpool 3. And Gadot was just announced to star as Evil Queen in Snow White live-action remake, and she’s also confirmed to return in Wonder Woman 3, along with dozen other projects that are currently in development.
Sure, the Red Notice sequel is pretty possible, but it will take some time before it gets announced, who knows how long we’d need to wait for it after that. Netflix movies Extraction and Old Guard have sequels in development, time will tell if the same will happen for Red Notice.
Early reviews for Red Notice by the critics were generally negative, with only a 36% score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 38 score on Metacritic. On the other hand, early reviews from the audience were mostly mixed to positive.