Dave Bautista Confirms His Next Project Is a Sequel to 'My Spy'

Bautista has been hard at work on a sequel to his Amazon original spy comedy.

While promoting his latest film, M. Night Shyamalan's Knock, Dave Bautista brings fans his turn in the 2020 family comedy My Spy. Exciting updates. He recently sat down with Collider editor-in-chief Steve Weintraub to discuss Bautista's next steps for his burgeoning acting career. While he didn't detail his full plans for the year, he did reveal that after Shyamalan's latest horror turn, the Spy of Me sequel was first on his mind.

"Well, I'm definitely going to do a sequel to My Spy," Bautista said. "I know that for sure because we start later next month. So I'm going to do that in South Africa, and I've been pushing for a long time because I loved the first movie. It's so much fun. So we're going to Make a sequel.” As early as 2020, Amazon and STX are exploring a sequel to the film, and Bautista will team up with his co-star Chloe Coleman, director Paul Siegel, and screenwriter Eric Back with John Hooper. Bautista's comment further confirms that we'll see a continuation of JJ, Sophie and Kate The story should be told sooner rather than later.

The original My Spy told the story of JJ, a CIA operative who is spying on the in-laws of a dangerous illegal arms dealer who may have plans for a miniature nuclear weapon. During the mission, however, he winds up pawning the family's 9-year-old daughter, who blackmails him into teaching her the tricks of the spy trade and spending time with her. The movie ends on a lighthearted note, with JJ now moving to Chicago to live with Sophie and her mother, Kate, after being reinstated by the CIA.

More Background on the Original My Spy and My Spy 2

With an audience rating of 38% and a critic rating of 48% on Rotten Tomatoes, My Spy isn't exactly a critical darling, but it's a fun and innocent family comedy, and Bautis The tower attracts many spectators. Since then, the actor has only grown in stature and skill, with stellar performances in films such as "The Glass Onion: Knives Out," "Horror of the Dead" and "Dune." My Spy 2 hopes to take him and Coleman to the next level of the espionage world, though it's not yet known what their mission will be. The original film also starred Kristen Schall, Parisa Fitz-Henry, Ken Jeong, DeVere Rogers, Greg Brick, Ali Hassan and Noah Danby.

With production beginning in late February, My Spy 2 will likely be released in early 2024. Stay tuned to Collider for more on the sequel, and keep an eye out for our full interview with Bautista. Check out the My Spy trailer below, and watch part of our interview with Bautista in the player above.

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