Ryan Reynolds is a huge box office draw. He has been for years now. Not only did he catapult the Deadpool film franchise to new heights both creatively and financially, but he also helped elevate a certain Netflix film that ended up being one of the streamer’s biggest original titles. And according to a hot new rumor, that movie is possibly getting a sequel. A sequel no one asked for, but still. A sequel.
Gossip writer Daniel Richtman brings word that Ryan Reynolds will be returning for a sequel to his 2019 hit 6 Underground. But that’s not all. Apparently, Richtman is saying that the entire main cast is set to reprise their respective roles in the sequel. These cast members include Melanie Laurent, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona, Corey Hawkins, Ben Hardy, and Dave Franco. This is just a rumor at this point so take this news with a grain of salt. Richtman’s scoops have been spot-on in the past, but until the studio or the trades come out with an official announcement, it is best to just wait and see.
Directed by Michael Bay and written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, 6 Underground featured Ryan Reynolds as One, the first of a group of six people from across the globe seeking to right wrongs and erase their pasts. It showcases a played-out plot and a tired premise, but many viewers did not seem to mind. They just wanted to see Reynolds in action. And boy, did they get what they wanted.
The original 6 Underground hit Netflix in December 2019, failing to resonate with critics but becoming a monstrous success amongst subscribers. Ryan Reynolds helped make the film one of the biggest original releases Netflix has ever produced, garnering 83 million views. That number has since been surpassed by the Chris Hemsworth action thriller Extraction, which is now the most-watched original film in the streaming service’s history. Honestly, if anyone is gonna beat Ryan Reynolds at the action movie game, it would be Chris Hemsworth. Not too many others could pull that off.
I don’t think anyone was clamoring for a 6 Underground sequel, but hey, if Ryan Reynolds is coming back for more, then maybe we should, too. The first one was a harmless action flick made even more outrageous by Michael Bay’s partiality to overproduced fight sequences. Given that fact, who knows how Bay and his team will outdo themselves next time? We can’t predict much beyond this: It will be just as wild and nonsensical as you are probably expecting.
When Ryan Reynolds is mentioned at all these days, it usually has something to do with his involvement in the Deadpool franchise, which is now officially part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is getting a second sequel here pretty soon. Not “this year” soon, but soon enough. It is nice to have some news that is not superhero related, and while a 6 Underground sequel probably isn’t the best use of the actor’s very valuable, very limited time, it may still be worth a watch or two.