Exclusive: Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, & Gal Gadot Reframing For New Action Movie

We've learned that Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot are in talks with Netflix for a new action movie. Our source shared that this is an original project.

By Faith McKay | Published

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To everyone else in the world, Dwayne Johnson seems too busy to take on any more projects. Films like Hobbs & Shaw and his latest hit Red Notice are waiting for the sequel treatment. And yet, he isn’t slowing down. Netflix invested heavily in Red Notice, and with the success of the thriller still fresh, it seems he’s got his eyes set on expanding his partnership with the streaming service. Thanks to some work from a trusted and proven inside source for Giant Freakin Robot, we’ve learned that Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot are in talks with Netflix for a new action movie.

Our source shared that this is an original project. It is entirely separate from Red Notice and the anticipated sequels. Because Red Notice was such a big hit, they’re looking at creating a new action movie also starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds.

At this time, we were able to confirm with our source that they are in talks for this project. It’s important to note that doesn’t mean it will work out and move forward. However, it’s certainly an interesting prospect! Once Red Notice became Netflix’s most popular movie to have ever been released on the streaming service, a sequel was expected. This was especially true for audiences who saw the ending to the first film, which perfectly set up Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot for another heist. The three stars do have incredibly busy schedules, which led many to question how soon they could actually film a sequel. Signing on for another action movie with Netflix, one that’s totally original, will be unexpected. That’s likely the appeal of the project for all involved.

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When Netflix took on Red Notice, it was the most expensive movie they’d ever made. Once the film was released, it was revealed to cost more than originally reported. That investment paid off for Netflix with high ratings. That’s something Dwayne Johnson is used to seeing, though. After Red Notice delivered, it makes sense that everyone involved may be looking at doing something new together.

A few weeks ago, Red Notice filmmaker Rawson Marshall Thurber revealed that a script for the Dwayne Johnson sequel wasn’t yet in the works. This was surprising information. The first movie saw a delay before it was released. The success of the first one has now been established. It would have seemed like they would be moving things along. We were unable to confirm whether this new original project is a priority over Red Notice 2, but this information makes it sound like talks for the new project may be taking priority for the moment.

If talks go well and this movie moves forward, it’s going to be very big news. Will Dwayne Johnson sign on to produce as he did with Red Notice? Will the three stars create a new dynamic for their characters? The first project saw them capitalize on some of their known strengths, so it will be interesting to see how they make this new story something of its own. How soon can they make another movie happen? Ryan Reynolds is currently taking a brief break from acting. Gal Gadot is gearing up for Wonder Woman 3, among other projects. These are all big questions, and likely topics coming up in their talks with Netflix right now.