Gone are the days when the first question people asked about the movie was how it is, or what kind of story it follows. Today, people do not even talk about who even is starred in the movie. The first thing that we ask about a movie is its budget. And that is the very thing that has brought all our attention to Avatar: The Way of Water. While the movie is said to have an expected budget of 250 million USD, there is another multi-starrer movie that has quietly passed under the radar. That movie is Netflix’s The Gray Man.
A project that looks like nothing but a dream come true for many. The Gray Man has a budget of around 200 million USD, add to that the noteworthy cast members, visionary directors, and amazing writers. And to be honest, it also makes sense to invest such a large amount of money in this movie. Wondering why? Let us explain.
The Gray Man becomes the most expensive Netflix Original film and for the right reasons
After working with the Avengers team, including Chris Hemsworth and the Russo brothers, Netflix knew they had cracked the case. The movie went on to bank 99 million views in mere four weeks. Thus, it made sense for the Russo brothers to return to Netflix for yet another project. And what better than working with one more Avenger?
And given how successful this deal turned out to be, Netflix is also willing to empty its pockets for the movie. “For those who were fans of Captain America: Winter Soldier, this is us moving into that territory in more of a real-world setting. That’s what this movie really means for us,” Anthony Russo told Deadline. The Gray Man, which stars Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, and Regé-Jean Page is sure to be a great success for the streamer. A much-needed relief, considering the current financial situation of the company.
The Russo brothers will also be united with Avengers screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Thus, making this movie all the more “Marvel”. This dream team-up of so many brilliant artists makes it worth every single dollar spent on the project. Hence, to see The Gray Man competing with Avatar: The Way of Water is something that should just excite people and not make them anxious.
Tell us what are your expectations from this The Gray Man coming soon on Netflix.