6 Underground was released on December 13, and allegedly, a sequel is already in the works.
Featuring Ryan Reynolds, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Ben Hardy, and more, the two-hour-long action-adventure movie plunges us into the adrenaline-drenched adventures of a group of everyday people who were thrust upon the mighty responsibility of chasing down nine completely careless, reckless, and all-around evil criminals.
If the rumors are anything to go by, the sequel to 6 Underground will be no different.
So, what's there to know about the 6 Underground sequel?
As it's been revealed by Digital Spy, director Michael Bay pitched an entire movie series during the initial discussions with Netflix. 6 Underground was never meant to be a stand-alone movie, but the first installment of a larger franchise.
As ScreenRant's Q. V. Hough points out, the shooting of the second movie began before the first one would have even been released.
While the first news concerning the second movie might have surfaced just now, there's no shortage of fan theories, hypotheses and various ideas regarding the storyline and style of the next movie.
As DigitalSpy and ScreenRant seem to agree, the sequel is likely to draw on the plot twists already hinted at the first movie, potentially exploring the Ryan Reynolds-led group of experts' wild escapades with chasing down another criminal.
What is 6 Underground about? Warning: spoilers ahead!
The first movie began with One (Ryan) recruiting the next member, Seven (Corey Hawkins) for his dream team of "ghosts" — individuals with excessive quick-thinking skills and borderline superhero-like talents.
As to the group's first mission? They had to track down Rovach Alimov (Lior Raz), the evil dictator ruling the fictive country of Turgistan, oust him, and replace him with a man named Murad (Peyman Maadi).
There might be as many as eight 6 Underground sequels.
In 6 Underground, the team has eight targets glued onto their wall. Accordingly, the producers might commission eight sequels with each devoted to a new headhunting story. This is the idea Michael is rumored to have pitched, but it's uncertain whether it would be made.
Another hypothesis holds that Michael Bay could surprise us and take a radically new and unexpected direction with the next movie. To corroborate this claim, ScreenRant's Q.V. Hough points out that the rules established during the earliest scenes of the movie were broken down one by one. Most team members revealed their real names, and they started romantic affairs with one another, both of which were forbidden.
According to Hough, this rebellious spirit might seep into the logistics of the production process as well. As he argues, there's a chance that there won't be eight sequels – the number of criminals the group is supposed to track down – but two or three instead.
The 6 Underground sequels are still TBD.
6 Underground actors would be on board with most of the above-cited versions, reveals another ScreenRant article. However, this isn't all there is to the story.
As ScreenRant 's Humza Hussain notes, Netflix has to approve the sequels first. If the first movie doesn't attain high enough ratings, the whole enterprise could go down the drain.
Our advice: give 6 Underground another watch – it might be what determines the fate of the upcoming sequels.