Will Bruce Willis and the rest of the gang return for Red 3?
The first two films were action hits, but will Bruce Willis and the rest of the gang return for Red 3? The most recent entry was published in 2013. Will Bruce Willis and company return for Red 3 ?
Will Bruce Willis and company return for Red 3 ? There was a noticeable run of action films centered on older action heroes following the success of Taken in 2008. The most well-known example is the The Expendables franchise, which starred Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, and Jet Li, but there were also The Equalizer films starring Denzel Washington and The Gunman starring Sean Penn. Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, and John Malkovich starred in the 2010 action thriller Red , which was based on a comic series of the same name.
Red was entertaining but light fare about a group of retired special operatives who are being targeted for assassination for unknown reasons. The film was a smash hit upon its initial release, prompting the production of Red 2 . Despite a larger budget and the addition of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Lee Byung-hun to the cast, the film received mixed reviews and grossed less than its predecessor. Willis also had a trinity of sequels in 2013, including A Good Day To Die Hard and G.I. Joe: Retribution , though he seemed to be having the most fun with Red 2 .
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Red 3 Was Announced In 2013
Jon and Erich Hoeber signed on to write the third film, which was supposed to be released in 2014 but never happened. Following the mediocre critical and financial reception of part two,
Red 3 was likely shelved, but in 2015 it was confirmed that the Hoeber brothers were instead developing a Red TV show at NBC. While no cast for the potential series has been confirmed, it is unlikely that stars like Bruce Willis or Helen Mirren would have returned, and the show does not appear to have gone to pilot.
Red 3 Isn’t Coming
There has been no sign of Red 3 since it was first mentioned in 2013, and given the poor reception to Red 2 it’s unlikely a third entry will come together now. If the franchise has a future, it will almost certainly be in the form of a film or television reboot, with none of the original cast members reprising their roles. The only recent sequel in which Bruce Willis has expressed genuine interest is the prequel/sequel McClane , though it is unclear whether that project is still in the works.
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