Roll up, roll up! Who’s prepared for a Hollywood A-lister royal rumble? The Russo Brothers – aka the administrators behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil Struggle, Avengers: Infinity Struggle and Avengers: Endgame, plus final 12 months’s Cherry – have cooked up an almighty mano-a-mano for his or her subsequent characteristic movie. It’s known as The Grey Man, tailored from the books by Mark Greaney, and it’s an action-packed spy thriller primarily revolving round a cat-and-mouse chase: Ryan Gosling’s CIA-endorsed hitman Sierra Six, working from Chris Evans’ malicious manhunter Lloyd Hansen. Try the trailer:
That is reportedly Netflix’s costliest film but, and it’s simple to see why – not simply that insane star-power (Gosling and Evans are additionally joined by Bridgerton breakout Regé-Jean Web page, Ana de Armas, Billy Bob Thornton, The Matrix Resurrection’s Jessica Henwick, Alfre Woodard and extra), however the explosive motion set-pieces. There are shootouts and explosions aplenty, mid-flight tussles, runaway trams and extra, promising to ship summer season blockbuster spectacle straight to your lounge. And whereas it’s titled The Grey Man, the palette right here appears surprisingly vibrant – teasing a vibrant delve right into a world of ethical blacks, whites, and greys. Or, grays, for the Individuals on the market.
Most significantly, it appears Gosling and Evans are of their factor right here – Gosling attending to play relatable hero Six with a sarcastic edge, and Evans chewing the surroundings as an unapologetic d-bag with a expertise for non-sequiturs. (“You wanna make an omelette? You gotta kill some folks,” appears set to go down as one of many 12 months’s greatest dumb traces.) We’ll discover out if the Russos and their main man hit their mark when The Grey Man involves cinemas from 15 July, adopted by its Netflix streaming launch on 22 July.
And, within the meantime, you may choose up the most recent situation of Empire – on sale now, and out there to order on-line right here – to learn our world-exclusive deep-dive into the making of the film, speaking to Evans, Gosling, the Russos and extra. The chase is on.