A sequel to Shane Black’s The Nice Guys, starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, has been the topic of conversation between the pair.
Russell Crowe is about to hit our screens in the upcoming horror, The Pope’s Exorcist. However, he’s got one eye on the future and has been talking up a possible second collaboration with Ryan Gosling in a sequel to 2016’s greatly-admired buddy cop flick, The Nice Guys.
Crowe was chatting on KFC Radio, where he revealed that he’d been chatting to co-star Ryan Gosling about ideas for a sequel, noting that they’d even got as far as throwing around titles. Ready for it? “We wanted to call it ‘Nice Guys: The Mexican Detectives’. Bang! It’s me & Ryan, somehow we’ve got to pretend we’re Mexican detectives.”
Presumably, any sequel would see the return of director Shane Black as well. Black’s directing career seems to have stalled somewhat following the poor reception to 2018’s The Predator. Yet before that, his previous two films were a pretty potent combination of The Nice Guys and Iron Man 3. Whilst we aren’t particularly enamoured with Crowe’s pitch for a sequel to The Nice Guys, we would welcome a collaboration between the two actors again, given how good their onscreen chemistry was on that film.
Still, whatever happens next that would be some way down the line. Along with the Barbie reshoots that were announced this week, Gosling has a laundry list of upcoming projects, including a rumoured role in the Margot Robbie take on Ocean’s Eleven and his long-gestating spin on The Wolfman. Crowe too has a busy slate so whether this project gains any traction depends largely on how much the two stars want it. We’ll let you know should we hear more.
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