Deadpool 2 has started making waves at the box office, and Ryan Reynolds is gearing up for his next role, in Michael Bay's action-thriller Six Underground. The budget is reportedly $125 million and production is slated for this summer.
Variety reports Netflix won the bid to distribute the film, marking this as the first time Bay or Reynolds will work with the streaming platform. Bay will co-produce with Skydance Media, eyeing a 2019 release, while Deadpool and Deadpool 2 screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese will handle the scripting duties. This will be one of the most expensive films produced by Netflix, behind Martin Scorsese’s mob film The Irishman and on the same level as David Ayer and Will Smith’s sci-fi fantasy Bright.
Not much is known about the Six Underground plot. (Even the film's IMDb page reads "plot kept under wraps" and has yet to list Reynolds.) However, The Hollywood Reporter's sources say the plot will follow "six billionaires who fake their own death and form an elite team to take down bad guys."
After filming Six Underground, Bay will immediately hop right onto his other project, Robopocalypse, "a sci-fi story set in the aftermath of a robot uprising." As for Reynolds, he'll likely be moving to the X-Force film with Zazie Beetz's Domino and Josh Brolin's Cable.