Outside the Wire doesn’t set up an obvious sequel, but will Netflix dish out more money for Outside the Wire 2 if the original proves popular enough? Based on early reviews, critics haven’t found much value in the Mikael Håfström action film, yet there’s plenty of streaming potential with the MCU’s Anthony Mackie in a lead role. As of now, Outside the Wire will need major views to warrant a sequel.
Set during a European civil war, Outside the Wire follows a disgraced drone pilot named Thomas Harp (Damson Idris) who gets recruited for a special military unit by a superior named Leo (Mackie), who just so happens to be a fourth-generation, Alpha Male robot. The duo venture “outside the wall” to prevent a warlord named Victor Koval (Pilou Asbæk) from getting his hands on a nuclear device, one that could quickly eliminate his enemies. Outside the Wire may not become one of Netflix’s best movies, but success on the streaming platform isn’t always linked directly to subjective reactions – particularly of critics.
Unsurprisingly, Outside the Wire includes some final act twists that complicate everything for Harp and Leo. There’s a significant philosophical distance between the two, as the robot perceives the universe differently than his human comrade. By the final act, Harp must make a firm decision about his immediate future, which will also affect the fate of planet Earth. Here’s what to expect for Outside the Wire 2, at least if it ever gets greenlit as one of Netflix’s next upcoming movie projects.
Outside The Wire 2 Status
Netflix hasn’t announced that Outside the Wire 2 will happen, and probably never will in all likelihood. However, there’s a slim chance that a sequel could get made if the popcorn entertainment resonates with streamers – as it often does on Netflix. If the review consensus shifts a little more positively, that will probably get an added boost, but as the performance of Adam Sandler’s Netflix movies confirms, that isn’t always down to critical acclaim. If Netflix does happen to order a sequel, an announcement probably won’t be made until later in 2021.
Outside The Wire 2 Release Date
It doesn’t seem like Netflix streamers will be using their social media accounts to demand the immediate order of Outside the Wire 2. If there does happen to be an online movement in support of a sequel, though, then it could potentially release by late 2022. In the event that Outside the Wire 2 does happen, it would make sense that Netflix may keep a slot on its schedule for 2023, just in case.
Outside The Wire 2 Story
While Anthony Mackie’s has a likely more enduring heroic role coming up in Disney+’s Captain America legacy show The Falcon & The Winter Soldier, Outside the Wire doesn’t end well for his Leo – who gets obliterated in a fire – but it does establish Idris’ Harp as the obvious hero for Outside the Wire 2. To be honest, the Snowfall star doesn’t do his best work in Håfström’s film, yet he mostly gets the job done and positions himself to at least have a future with Netflix. Furthermore, there’s plenty of material to explore in a sequel with Harp returning home to his fiancee, Olivia (who only appears in a picture during Outside the Wire). Outside the Wire 2 would presumably involve Harp being urged to take on a new mission with an expansion of the android technology story. And given the sci-fi element, there are plenty of ways for a version of Leo to return.