There’s a reason why Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, and Gal Gadot are all mega, mega movie stars. Of course, they’re all really, really, ridiculously good-looking. But they’re total forces of screen presence too – bountiful of charm, wit and personality that comes through in all their performances. Now, Netflix is uniting all three in one movie – Red Notice, a massive streaming blockbuster that might be some kind of Nexus event (definitely a Netflix event) of A-list stardom. Check out an exclusive first-look image of the trio all sharing one incredibly expensive frame.
“I mean, talk about charisma,” director Rawson Marshall Thurber – previously behind Johnson’s Skyscraper and Central Intelligence – tells Empire in the new issue. So what does happen when you get Deadpool, Wonder Woman, and Black Adam in the immediate vicinity of one another? “I feel very, very fortunate. It’s a little bit like directorial cheating, having all three of them together in the same frame. Chemistry is just not a function of writing or even directing – it’s a function of casting. You either have it or you don’t. And those guys have something special.”
While the film’s trailer is yet to emerge, we do know that it’ll be a zippy action-adventure set in the world of international art espionage. “[Dwayne plays an] FBI profiler who specialises in art crime,” Thurber explains. “He is on the hunt for Ryan Reynolds, who plays the most wanted art thief in the world. Gal Gadot plays this mysterious figure in the art world. As the say… high-jinks ensue.” Bring it on.
Read Empire’s full Red Notice story in the Celebration Of Edgar Wright issue, on sale Thursday 2 September. Red Notice is set to stream on Netflix from 12 November.