The gray man was released on Netflix on July 22. The film, directed by the Russo brothers, explores the notoriety of a former CIA agent and the controversy surrounding the contents of a USB drive.
The cast is star-studded, with Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling as lead characters, and others such as Regé-Jean Page, Ana de Armas and Billy Bob Thornton in prominent supporting roles. With their fame comes a high demand for their talent. Fans won’t have to wait long to see some of these stars back on their screens, with their next projects coming as early as September.
ten Where all the light tends to go – Billy Bob Thornton
Release date unknown
Billy Bob Thornton plays Six’s manager and confidant in The gray man. When his niece is kidnapped, he is forced to sell his dear friend.
Where all the light tends to go is an upcoming crime film starring Thornton with Robin Wright and Brian d’Arcy Jones. This film is based on a book by David Joy about a young man who must choose between helping his father’s drug deal and being with the girl he loves. Thornton’s role has yet to be announced to the public, but with his background in crime films such as A simple plan and The Man Who Wasn’t Therethere is no doubt that he will be successful in whatever role he plays.
9 Red One – Chris Evans
Chris Evans plays Lloyd Hansen, the main villain hired by the CIA to recover an important artifact and lose the man who possesses it. His character takes on big action star Ryan Gosling. Lloyd is a stark contrast to Evans Captain Americathe characters are opposed.
The Red is Chris’ next project, slated for release during the holiday season in 2023. No plot details have been released yet, but IMDb considers the film to have elements of action, adventure, comedy and mystery. Dwayne Johnson will co-star and the film will be released on Prime Video. Evans has experience with all of these genres and he knocked it out of the park every time. It will be interesting to see what this project entails.
8 Barbie – Ryan Gosling
Expected July 21, 2023
Ryan Gosling plays Six, the main character who is on the run after coming into possession of a large flash drive containing compromising information about senior CIA officials.
Ryan Gosling has a wide range of talents, ranging from The gray man at Greta Gerwig Barbie just like that. He will play Ken in the upcoming comedy adventure which will be released in July 2023. Gosling will share the screen with Will Ferrell, Simu Liu, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon and Barbie herself, Margot Robbie. The gray man makes a joke of Gosling’s participation in Barbie when Lloyd refers to Six as a Ken doll. Whether it was intentional or coincidental, this moment is sure to make viewers laugh.
seven Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse – Shea Whigham
Expected June 2, 2023
Shea Whigham has a small role in The gray man as the father of Six. He appears in flashbacks as a terrible father who hurt his sons.
Whigham will voice George Stacy in Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse, the highly anticipated sequel to one of the greatest superhero movies of all time. Miles travels the multiverse with Gwen Stacy and other spiders to battle a threat like no other. This seems like Whigham’s first-ever dubbing gig, an accomplishment in itself, but for it to be a big blockbuster like this, it’s even cooler.
6 Dungeons & Dragons: Honor of Thieves – Rege-Jean Page
Scheduled March 3, 2023
Regé-Jean Page plays Charmichael, the CIA agent in charge of the operation to kill Six and recover the USB key containing the proof of the illegal activity in which he took part.
Last month, the first trailer for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Thieves has been freed. Page will star as the Paladin alongside Michelle Rodriguez, Chris Pine, Hugh Grant and several other big names in this fantastic film. Page only recently became a household name with his roles on the hit series Bridgerton and For the people. Her participation in this upcoming action-adventure movie is sure to expand her reach even further.
5 Glass Onion: A Mystery at Daggers Drawn – Jessica Henwick
Jessica Henwick plays Suzanne Brewer, a CIA agent under Carmichael’s unit. She is sent to work with Lloyd to capture Six, though she is passionately against his violent and public methods.
Henwick should be part of Glass onion: a mystery at loggerheadsthe sequel to the first movie, and one of the most anticipated Netflix original movies slated for release in 2022. The plot is unknown, but Glass Onion is littered with gigantic movie stars including Ethan Hawke, Daniel Craig, Kate Hudson and many more. Henwick has starred in several crime thrillers, including love and monsters and The gray man so she’s sure to knock it out of the park with this next one.
4 Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur – Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard plays Margaret Cahill in The gray man. Margaret is a retired CIA agent and one of the only people Six trusts with her life.
Woodard’s next project is Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil’s Dinosaur, a Disney Channel animated series that follows a young girl as she accidentally conjures up a dinosaur in the present day. Alfre will voice Mimi with stars Maya Hawke and Alison Brie also lending their voices to key characters. Woodard is a fantastic actor who isn’t new to Marvel projects. She played Mariah Dillard in Luke Cage and made a small appearance in Captain America: Civil War. It will be fun to see her take on a different type of project with Disney and Marvel.
3 Puss in Boots: The Last Wish – Wagner Moura
Expected December 21, 2022
Wagner Moura plays Laszlo Sosa, a criminal Six visits to obtain a fake passport. Laszlo doubles it for a CIA award.
Wagner plays the Big Bad Wolf in Puss in Boots: The Last Wishthe next film from Shrek, one of the oldest animated franchises. This film explores the fate of Puss in Boots after exhausting eight of his nine lives. He is determined to find the mythical “last wish” that could restore his nine lives. Wagner’s character only appears for a few moments in the trailer, but the Big Bad Wolf certainly seems to live up to his title. Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Florence Pugh and John Mulaney also star in this animated film.
2 The Fabelmans – Julia Butters
Scheduled November 23, 2022
Julia Butters plays Claire, Fitzroy’s niece with a heart condition. Six watched over her for a while while her uncle was out of town. When she is kidnapped to blackmail Fitzroy, Six is determined to save her.
In November, Julia will play Anne Fableman in The Fabelmans, a semi-autobiographical drama based on the childhood of Steven Spielberg. Spielberg also co-wrote and directed the film. Julia has been acting since 2014 and her career has grown exponentially. She was a regular cast member in American housewife and she played a role in Once upon a time in Hollywood. His talent is immense in The gray man and it will be exciting to see his career grow even more with The Fabelmans.
1 Blonde – Ana De Armas
Scheduled September 23, 2022
Ana de Armas plays Dani Miranda, a CIA agent who believes in Six’s cause. She helps him escape certain death several times, and they become close friends.
Ana will play Norma Jeane in Blondan adaptation of Joyce Carole Oates’ book about Marilyn Monroe. Blond is pinned on IMDb as a biographical drama with elements of mystery and romance. Bobby Cannavale, Garret Dillahunt and Adrien Brody will also be featured. Ana de Armas dominated the thriller and action genres with her roles in no time to die, Knives outand Deep waters. His role in Blond is unlike anything Ana has released recently, and it will be intriguing to see her talent so evident in the thriller genre translate into a film like Blond.
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