Keywords

  • Red Notice debuted in cinemas on Nov. 12 and is now available to view on Netflix.
  • The director indicated that it’s a “serious possibility” and that if it happens, it’ll almost certainly be followed by a third instalment.
  • The Rock then stated that there is “more to come,” implying that the Red Notice story will be continued in some way.

 

Turning the plot into a trilogy

A Red Notice sequel has yet to be officially ordered by Netflix. Director Rawson Marshall Thurber believes that turning the plot into a trilogy by shooting the following two instalments back-to-back would be the wisest course of action. Thurber wrote and directed the film, which features an A-list ensemble. This includes Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds. Red Notice debuted in cinemas on Nov. 12 and is now available to view on Netflix.

(Dick, 2021)

Netflix poured a lot of money into this project, and it wasn’t cheap to make Red Notice. Fortunately, the film scored the highest opening weekend of any Netflix original film in the company’s history. This critical acclaim could lead to a sequel. Moreover, Rawson Marshall Thurber discussed the possibility of a sequel in a new interview with THR. The director indicated that it’s a “serious possibility”. Furthermore, if it happens, it’ll almost certainly be followed by a third instalment.

(Dick, 2021)

“I believe that is a viable option. If we were to develop a sequel, the only responsible thing to do would be to release two and three right after each other. It’s such a large production, and it’ll be better for everyone if you can only put it on once. This includes my mental wellbeing. “

High budget and little impact

Why hasn’t a sequel to Red Notice been greenlit despite the fact that the show’s premiere on Netflix drew such a large audience? It could be related to the film’s poor critical reception, as it now has a 35 percent rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The good news is that it is popular with casual viewers, with a 92 percent audience rating. Many people seem to agree that the film isn’t exactly new, but it’s nevertheless an entertaining watch made all the more enjoyable by its stellar ensemble. Rawson Marshall Thurber says in a THR interview that the film’s high budget had little impact on him personally.

(Dick, 2021)

It doesn’t matter to me whether it’s the costliest or the cheapest. I sweat the same amount whether I’m filming a movie with a $1 million budget or a $100 million budget. Because everyone expects a hit when they put money into art. So, you’re 0-for-0 every time you step up to the plate.

The Rock also hinted at a future for Red Notice after its Netflix debut. He praised the film on Instagram for setting a new record for the biggest opening ever on Netflix as well as its high audience score. The Rock then stated that there is “more to come,” implying that the Red Notice story will be continued in some way (Dick, 2021).

Possibility for the new sequel

It’s unclear whether Red Notice will see a sequel. Given its great Netflix track record and Dwayne Johnson and Rawson Marshall Thurber’s desire to continue the plot, it seems plausible. For the time being, the new film is available to see on Netflix.

Bibliography

Dick, J. (2021, November 19). Red Notice Director Wants To Film Two Sequels Back-to-Back. MovieWeb. https://movieweb.com/red-notice-director-shoot-two-sequels-back-to-back/.