The star-powered action-driven Netflix Original “The Gray Man” is easily one of the streaming service’s biggest and most-anticipated movies of 2022. It’s directed by MCU big dogs the Russo brothers and stars Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, and Ana de Armas. Netflix has poured at least $200 million into the film so they clearly have high hopes. After seeing the exciting newly released first trailer I gotta say I have hopes too.
Gosling plays a deadly CIA mercenary who goes by the designation Sierra Six. After he uncovers some the agency’s darkest secrets, he is ruled a danger and targeted for elimination. Leading the manhunt to track him down is an old colleague played by Chris Evans. He plays an unhinged psychopath who is let off his leash. And no amount of destruction or body count will stop him from finishing his mission. Evans is a good mix of silly and sinister while Gosling fits nicely as our stone-faced protagonist. The first trailer teases big action galore and I can’t want to see how this thing plays.
“The Gray Man” will get a limited theatrical release on July 15th and will premiere on Netflix on July 22nd. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.