The Gray Man, a spy thriller on Netflix, will soon have its own Netflix universe. A sequel and a spin-off film are in the works for the original film, which was made with franchise potential in mind.

Ryan Gosling is returning for the sequel, as are filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo (who are no strangers to cinematic worlds), and Stephen McFeely

Joe Roth and Jeffrey Kirschenbaum of Roth Kirschenbaum Films will also be producing alongside the Russo brothers and Mike Larocca under their AGBO banner.

Plot specifics for the spin-off are being kept under wraps, but Deadpool screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese are at the helm.

The Gray Man, based on the best-selling book series by Mark Greaney, made its streaming debut on Netflix on July 22 following a limited theatrical release that began on July 15.

Gosling plays secret agent Six in this film, who is being hunted by a  psychopathic mercenary Chris Evans plays at the behest of a high-ranking government

With a 48% approval rating on review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes, The Gray Man received mixed reviews from critics. The THR called it "an overcrowded

However, the reception from viewers has improved. The Gray Man has a 91 percent audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and the streaming service