The highly anticipated Red Notice 2, starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot, is still in the works. However, there’s more to look forward to as Netflix plans to release two sequels for this action-packed movie. This decision comes as no surprise, considering that Red Notice achieved the record for the biggest opening weekend ever for a Netflix film.
Even prior to the release of Red Notice on Netflix, Dwayne Johnson had already been discussing the possibility of a sequel. As the producer of the film through his Seven Bucks Productions company, Johnson’s statements carry more weight and credibility than usual.
Of course, a producer’s preference does not guarantee a sequel, and even Johnson acknowledged that. Ultimately, the fate of a sequel relies on the audience’s reaction and reception to the film. In an interview with SiriusXM, he mentioned that considering the current reaction and feedback from the audiences, there is a strong possibility of the movie’s return.
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Although they encountered challenging situations, no one was harmed or killed in the first movie. Therefore, we can anticipate the return of all the characters for the sequel.
Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot are expected to reprise their roles as John Hartley, Nolan Booth, and The Bishop in the sequel. However, it is worth noting that the revelation that Hartley is actually another version of The Bishop raises uncertainty about his true identity, making it unclear if “Hartley” is his real name or not.
We expect to see Ritu Arya reprising her role as Interpol inspector Urvashi Das, who issued red notices on the three main characters. Additionally, there is a possibility that Chris Diamantopoulos will return as arms dealer Sotto Voce, seeking revenge due to The Bishop’s betrayal.
After all, the audience was not shown what happened to Sotto Voce after Hartley and Booth escaped from him. In an interview with The Wrap, Chris Diamantopoulos revealed that they filmed a scene of him being arrested. However, the filmmakers ultimately decided to cut it from the movie.
“They didn’t put it in, so I feel like it’s who knows, right? All [Thurber] needs to say is where and when, and I’ll be there,” he said.
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How does Red Notice’s ending set up Red Notice 2?
One of the major plot twists in Red Notice is that Hartley and The Bishop are revealed to be the same person. They have been working together and fooling Booth throughout the movie.
They required Booth’s assistance in revealing the whereabouts of Cleopatra’s lost egg, so they could sell it to an Egyptian billionaire for a hefty sum of $300 million. However, once they accomplished their goal, they even betrayed the billionaire and assisted in his capture by Interpol.
Six months later, Hartley and The Bishop are having a great time on a yacht in Sardinia when Booth unexpectedly appears. Booth had revealed their hidden bank account to Interpol, leading to the freezing of their assets. This meant they had to say goodbye to the $300 million they had obtained.
Booth presents them with a new opportunity for a “three-thief job,” and given the circumstances, they have no other option but to accept. To make matters worse, Booth had also informed Interpol about the location of their yacht.
The new job offers a larger payout and greater challenges. In the final moments of Red Notice, the trio finds themselves outside the Louvre Museum in Paris. Are they solely targeting the Mona Lisa, or do they have their sights set on an even more significant heist?
A question of greater significance arises regarding their mutual trust.
Thurber told GamesRadar “Can they or can’t they? As the writer-director, I can’t quite help myself thinking about what I want to do next. I love these characters, I love this world, I love this tone,”.
“I have an idea of what’s in store for them, but I think when you put three thieves together, it can be tricky. Never trust anybody!”
It is unlikely that the sequel will solely revolve around this particular heist. However, it wouldn’t be unexpected for Red Notice 2 to explore the consequences and aftermath of the job. One thing we can be certain of is that the story won’t be simple. There will be plenty of betrayals and double-crosses to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
Red Notice 2 potential release date:
According to a report in January 2022, Netflix had started the initial preparations for back-to-back filming of two Red Notice sequels. In October 2022, Beau Flynn, the co-producer of Red Notice, informed Collider that the script for Red Notice 2 had been completed, and the script for the third installment was nearly finished at that time, implying that it is likely finished by now.
The aim is to initiate production in early 2023, although there hasn’t been any official confirmation regarding its commencement. In terms of release dates, it is common for Netflix sequels to arrive approximately two years after the release of the first movie. Therefore, fans can anticipate the possibility of the Red Notice sequels hitting screens around that timeframe.
Netflix’s release schedule for Red Notice 2 in November 2023 appears to be challenging. This is due to the fact that production has not yet commenced, and there is still the task of completing filming for two movies. Meeting the target release date might be difficult considering the tight schedule and the amount of work that needs to be done.