Chris Evans Shares First Look At Him And The Rock In Upcoming Christmas Movie Red One

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It's getting to be the holiday season once again, but this year nobody may be celebrating quite as well as Dwayne Johnson and Chris Evans. The duo are getting to work on a brand new Christmas movie set to release next year, called Red One, and it looks like they're having a blast.

In a post to Evans' Instagram, we are introduced to the two main characters of Red One, who are apparently named Callum Drift and Jack O’Malley. Evans is clearly excited to be making a Christmas movie, and these two action stars look to already be having a blast working together. Check out both images below. 

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The pictures definitely have a holiday theme going. They appear to be shooting inside a toy store, or at least a toy store set, and Dwayne Jonson is dressed head to toe in red and green, looking the world's most badass Christmas elf. 

It is somewhat perfect tat Red One is getting underway now. Frequently holiday themed movies and TV end up getting filmed at just about any other time of the year, meaning the stars have to get themselves in the holiday mindset when the vibe of the outside world is something else entirely. Here, Red One is getting into production just as the rest of the northern hemisphere is shifting into that same mood. 

Red One is a Christmas action movie that will debut on Prime video next year. Beyond that there's not a lot that we really know. Johnson's producing partner Hiram Garcia has compared the film to Guardians of the Galaxy or Hobbs & Shaw, so it sounds like it will be something of an action comedy. There will also be "mythological" elements and it sounds like the idea is that the film will take elements we're used to seeing in Christmas movies and give them an action-adventure twist.

When Red One was first announced it was said it would be "imagining a whole new universe to explore within the holiday genre," which certainly gave the impression we could be looking at Red One as the beginning of a holiday movie action franchise. If that's the case, the movie has found two perfect stars with plenty of action movie franchise credibility. 

Dwayne Johnson and Chris Evans are the above the title names attached to Red One but the film will also co-star Lucy Liu, J.K Simmons, and Nick Kroll among others. Behind the camera we have some members of Johnson's personal rogues gallery, his frequent collaborators. Jake Kasdan, of the recent Jumanji movies, is directing a script by Chris Morgan, who wrote most of the Fast & Furious franchise, including Hobbs & Shaw.

With Red One now in production, may be we'll finally learn soon more about what the movie actually is and who these characters actually are. 

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