Bob Odenkirk’s next action movie sounds incredible

Cameron Frew
Bob Odenkirk in Nobody

We’re still waiting for Nobody 2, but Bob Odenkirk is about to get to work on another action movie – and it sounds amazing.

Odenkirk rose to fame on Breaking Bad, playing scoundrel attorney Saul Goodman. This paved the way for Better Call Saul, a spinoff chronicling the character’s Slippin’ Jimmy origins, his crooked rise, and his inevitable downfall.

However, one movie nobody expected was… well, Nobody. Coming from the minds of Hardcore Henry’s Ilya Naishuller and the creator of John Wick, it was an inverse of the retired killer arc: instead of being forced to use his particular set of skills out of necessity, he returns to the life of a cold-blooded killer out of middle-aged ennui.

Don’t worry, a sequel is definitely happening – but Odenkirk’s career pivot to action heroism is only beginning.

Bob Odenkirk reunites with Nobody writer for new action movie

Odenkirk is set to star in Normal, a new action thriller written by Derek Kolstad (the writer of Nobody and John Wick) and directed by Ben Wheatley, the director behind Meg 2, Kill List, and Free Fire.

The actor will play Ulysses, a temporary sheriff – or as Kolstad calls him, “the substitute teacher of the sheriff world.”

In the film, he’s “running away from the demons of his past, who has taken over in the sleepy town of Normal after the untimely death of the town’s original lawman. But when the town’s bank is robbed by outsiders, Ulysses uncovers a deep criminal conspiracy at the heart of Normal and realizes that everyone in town, from the bartender to the priest, is in on it,” The Hollywood Reporter wrote.

Odenkirk said the project has an “M. Night Shyamalan level of suspense and mystery” and it reminded him of the “early Bourne movies… the story has a quality to it that I don’t think I’ve seen in an action movie in forever.”

Normal doesn’t have a release date right now. In the meantime, you can find out everything we know about Nobody 2 here.

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Cameron is Deputy TV and Movies Editor at Dexerto. He's an action movie aficionado, '80s obsessive, and Oscars enthusiast. He loves Invincible, but he's also a fan of The Boys, the MCU, The Chosen, and much more. You can contact him at