Netflix’s Red Notice hit theaters on November 5, 2021, for a one-week limited release before it makes its global debut on Netflix on November 12. stars Dwayne Johnson as an FBI agent who reluctantly teams up with a renowned art thief (Ryan Reynolds) in order to catch an up-and-coming criminal (Gal Gadot). Red Notice was directed and written by Rawson Marshall Thurber, who had already collaborated with Johnson.
In this article, we are going to tell you all the information you need to know about a sequel to Red Notice.
Netflix has neither confirmed nor denied the release of Red Notice 2, so we currently don’t know whether there’s going to be a sequel or not.
The rest of this article is going to bring you all the known and unknown information related to a potential sequel to Red Notice, Netflix’s new comedy film. You’re going to find out about its potential release date, whether there is a trailer, what the story could be about, and much more about this interesting film.
Is Red Notice 2 Confirmed by Netflix?
As of November 9, 2021, there has been no official confirmation about a Red Notice sequel. Honestly, since the movie hasn’t even hit Netflix and the platform has to see whether it will be a hit or not, we think it’s still too early for any talks about a sequel.
The movie has had a very limited theatrical release, but has received mostly negative reviews, so that will certainly influence Netflix’s decision related to a potential sequel.
Red Notice 2 Release Date
To be honest, we don’t even know where the talks about a Red Notice sequel come from, but as of November 9, 2021, there is no information on a sequel. Red Notice has a projected November 12, 2021 release date on Netflix and it has a limited theatrical release a week before that, so it’s still too early to talk about a potential sequel.
The critics have, so far, almost universally panned the film, which has received overwhelmingly negative reviews. Here is what some of the critics have said so far:
There’s something so soulless and ineffectual about the aggressively unnecessary Red Notice that it almost plays like a pastiche of a Hollywood blockbuster, like a bot consumed the last 20 years of studio fare and spat out a facsimile as an experiment.– Benjamin Lee, The Guardian
A depressing reminder of what Hollywood considers “original” material these days, “Red Notice” plays one of those self-consciously convoluted, ultimately derivative long cons that strain so hard to seem breezily insouciant they wind up wearing you out. By the end, it’s the clichés that warrant a rest.– Justin Chang, The Los Angeles Times
So much money, so much charm, so much movie, and yet it adds up to so very little. Red Notice is as disposable a movie as you’ll see this year, something that most Netflix subscribers will have trouble remembering exists weeks later.– Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
Problem is, there’s no movie inside this movie. It’s a breezy and intermittently entertaining and super slick work, but it’s filled with so many overly familiar notes and well-worn cliches, and there are so many winking nods to the viewer, it feels as if we’re about two rewrites away from this thing being a flat-out spoof on the level of Airplane! or Hot Shots! or Scary Movie.– Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun Times
While the movie sometimes hides behind its own derivativeness in lieu of daring to play things straight — the references fly fast and furious long before a punchline is made at Vin Diesel’s expense — “Red Notice” never loses sight of the visual shorthand that comes with bonafide stardom, nor the simple joy of seeing very famous people make total fools of themselves for a laugh.– David Ehrlich, IndieWire
Peter Debruge of Variety is one of the rare critics that has given the movie a positive review, but as far as the critics are concerned, the movie is pretty much a failure. Now, if this sounds disappointing, we have to state one thing – Netflix doesn’t really depend on critics’ reviews.
Namely, if the movie is popular and streamed a lot on Netflix, it will probably get a sequel at some point, especially since such big names are involved.
That is the good (or bad) side of streaming services, depending on how you look at it; if a movie is popular, it’ll probably return in one form or the other, even it it isn’t that good, while some good movies might get cut if they’re not overly popular.
Now, we don’t actually know how Netflix calculates its income based on viewership numbers, but they certainly do play a very important part.
Having said all of this, it is possible that the movie’s score becomes better after more people see it, which will certainly do good in terms of a potential sequel. So, when could we expect it, assuming the film does well enough? That is a pretty complex issue, but knowing how filming works, we assume we won’t be seeing it before 2023, maybe even 2024.
Johnson, Gadot, and Reynolds are all A-list stars and have pretty tight schedules, which would certainly influence the filming of Red Notice 2.
Red Notice 2 Trailer
As you might have guessed yourselves, there is no trailer for the potential sequel of Red Notice. The reason for that is, as you might have also guessed, quite simple. Namely, there is no trailer simply because the sequel to Red Notice has not been announced yet.
Now, at this moment, we have no news about a sequel so a trailer is very much uncertain, but seeing how the critics aren’t really thrilled, we don’t have any high hopes at the moment. Still, Netflix doesn’t really consider the reviews as much as the movie’s popularity on the platform, so the hopes aren’t completely dead.
Red Notice 2 Plot
In order to tell you what you can expect from the future installments of this show, we have to see what we already know. The official synopsis for the movie, which has yet to come out globally, as provided by Netflix, reveals the following:
When an Interpol-issued Red Notice the highest level warrant to hunt and capture the world’s most wanted goes out, the FBI’s top profiler John Hartley (Dwayne Johnson) is on the case. His global pursuit finds him smack dab in the middle of a daring heist where he’s forced to partner with the world’s greatest art thief Nolan Booth (Ryan Reynolds) in order to catch the world’s most wanted art thief, “The Bishop” (Gal Gadot). The high-flying adventure that ensues takes the trio around the world, across the dance floor, trapped in a secluded prison, into the jungle and, worst of all for them, constantly into each other’s company.
Now, as you can see, this is a pretty pale summary of the whole plot that doesn’t reveal much besides the fact that Johnson has to team up with Reynolds to stop Gadot.
Now, the G-man-needing-to-work-with-a-conman premise is nothing new, which might explain the bad reviews, but knowing the usual template of such movies, we assume that a sequel would have a similar plot to the first one.
Johnson would certainly return as the main protagonist, and we can already see that Reynolds would have a place in the sequel as well.
The villain, of course, remains a mystery, as there are certainly a lot of possibilities, but we assume that Johnson and Reynolds would, somehow, work together again – probably reluctantly, as that is a common element of such films’ humor – to stop a new threat, and that is what we assume would be the sequel’s plot. We don’t know anything else at the moment.
Red Notice 2 Cast
Now, since we don’t even know whether a sequel is ever going to be made we, of course, have absolutely no idea about the cast of the potential sequel. As for the first movie, the main cast included:
- Dwayne Johnson as John Hartley
- Ryan Reynolds as Nolan Booth
- Gal Gadot as Sarah Black / The Bishop
- Chris Diamantopoulos as Sotto Voce
- Ritu Arya as Inspector Urvashi Das
- Ivan Mbakop as Tambwe
- Vincenzo Amato as Director Gallo
- Rafael Petardi as Security Chief Ricci
Now, Johnson, Reynolds and Gadot, the movie’s biggest names, should be expected to make a return, but it all depends on how the screenplay for a sequel could (or would) look like. Certainly, some additions would also have to be made, since it wouldn’t make sense for the writers to repeat the story with the same main cast of both the protagonists and the antagonists.
Will There Be a Red Notice TV Show?
As far as we know, Netflix doesn’t have any (immediate) plans for a TV show based on Red Notice, either as a prequel, sequel, or spin-off. As we said at the beginning, it’s still somewhat too early for any news, as the movie hasn’t even been released on Netflix, but seeing how the initial reviews have almost panned the movie, we’re not overly hopeful.