Spy was a good enough movie that it probably could have lived without the inclusion of Jason Statham’s hilarious Rick Ford, a cocky spy who constantly has no idea what he’s doing yet still blunders his way through situations with the confidence of Donald Trump. It’s Melissa McCarthy’s story, and there’s plenty of great stuff going on without him.
But it wouldn’t be AS good as the movie we got. So it brings me great pleasure to inform you that one, there will be a Spy 2 and two, Jason Statham is going to be all up in it.
Paul Feig made this pretty clear while talking with Empire:
“I have a story for it, and a funny idea that will kick it off that involves Statham.”
Sounds promising to me (though it's about as vague as you can get)! And in case you were wondering, it sounds like Feig enjoyed Statham’s Spy performance just as much as everyone else:
"Susan Cooper is one of my favourite characters I’ve ever come up with,” continues Feig, "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.”
So file this under “Good news for the day”. More Spy is a good thing. More Jason Statham in Spy is a great thing.