Spy 2 To Get Lots More Jason Statham

Ahead of filmmaker Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” reboot hitting cinemas next month, it seems that the director is considering a sequel to his critically acclaimed 2015 Melissa McCarthy comedy “Spy” which grossed over $200 million worldwide.

Feig reveals to Empire Online that he already has a story in mind for it, one that brings back not just McCarthy but the first film’s scene stealer Jason Statham whose Rick Ford character was a parody of the kind of characters he normally plays:

“That’s another world that I don’t want to walk away from. It’s the first thing I did that I set up to be a possible franchise and Melissa is dying to do it. I have a story for it, and a funny idea that will kick it off that involves Statham. … Susan Cooper is one of my favorite characters I’ve ever come up with, but Rick Ford is possibly the one I’ll take to the grave with me. Will he get any more self-aware in the sequel? No, god no. He’ll get less self-aware.”

Statham is currently filming “Fast 8,” and no word on when a “Spy” sequel will begin production.