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24th Apr 2024

Ryan Gosling issues update on movie sequel everyone is hoping for

Simon Kelly

Ryan Gosling - The Nice Guys

Give the people what they want.

Ryan Gosling is having a real moment right now.

Coming off the back of his incredible performance as Ken in Barbie (and his amazing subsequent performance at the Oscars ceremony), he now stars in the upcoming blockbuster The Fall Guy.

Starring alongside Emily Blunt, Gosling plays a stunt man tasked with finding the star of the movie he’s working on after he goes missing.

During his current press tour, a lot of interviewers have taken the time to ask Gosling about a movie with a very similar title, that’s been crying out for a sequel – The Nice Guys.

The 2015 buddy-cop comedy starring Gosling and Russell Crowe as 70’s LA detectives has become a huge modern day cult classic, and has experienced increasingly loud calls for a sequel.

However, Gosling has somewhat dampened spirits of that ever happening, as he says the film’s performance at the box office upon release basically cemented it would never get a sequel.

Ryan Gosling issues update on movie sequel everyone is hoping for

In an interview with, the 43-year-old explained: “So much of a sequel, I think, is decided by the opening weekend of a movie, and we opened up against Angry Birds.

“So Angry Birds just, just destroyed us. Angry Birds got a sequel.” 

The Nice Guys was released at an unfortunate time, opening to an estimated $11.3 million, with Angry Birds raking in $39 million in the US.

However, the Shane Black-directed film eventually grossed around $62 million on a $50 million budget, which technically makes it a success, if a very small one.

In response to Gosling’s comments, fans have been grieving the news that a sequel is essentially dead in the water, according to the star.

One fan said, “At this point I would literally start a GoFundMe to get this movie made. Whatever it takes.”

Another said, “It’s a shame, because it’s one of the funniest freaking movies I’ve ever seen. In a perfect world, we would’ve have gotten a trilogy with Crowe & Gosling solving different cases.”

A third added, “I’m going to remain of the delusion that if people are still asking and talking about it that it WILL happen eventually.”

Asked about the possibility during an interview with KFC Radio last year, co-star Crowe said he and Gosling had even come up with a title for a potential follow-up that made them “laugh”.

“I don’t know what this means. I don’t know what the plot is. Don’t ask me for any details,” he explained.

“But if we were going to do a second one, we wanted to call it: Nice Guys: Mexican Detectives.

“It’s me, Ryan. Somehow we’ve got to pretend we’re Mexican detectives.”

Gosling’s comments have clearly only relit the fire of the endless calls for a Nice Guys sequel, so it may turn out to be a good thing.

All we can do now is hope Hollywood sees sense and gives the people what they want – The Nice Guys: Mexican Detectives.

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