Charlize Theron confirms that the script for The Old Guard 2 is complete and that filming begins early next year. Netflix partnered with Charlize Theron a few years ago to offer her a potential new franchise. Based on the comics by Greg Rucka, The Old Guard was directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. The film starred Charlize Theron as Andy, an almost immortal mercenary who helps protect humanity. Upon its release in 2020, The Old Guard has become one of Netflix’s biggest hits.
The success of the film immediately prompted all parties involved to start discussing the possibility of The Old Guard 2. Charlize Theron expressed her hope that a sequel would be made, and Greg Rucka finally confirmed that Netflix (Fear Street Part 3) was considering this sequel. The streaming service has yet to officially announce that The Old Guard 2 will be made, but all signs indicated that it would eventually be. Now it is confirmed that great progress has been made on the next film.
Charlize Theron confirmed important news about The Old Guard 2 in a recent interview with Variety. She revealed that the script for the sequel is over and filming begins in early 2022. The interviewer also asked if Marwan Kenzari and Luca Marinelli would be back in the role of the film’s gay couple, Joe and Nicky, which Charlize Theron enthusiastically confirmed. No other cast member is officially involved yet, but Kiki Layne, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Ngô Thanh Vân are most likely expected to return. It is also expected that Gina Prince-Bythewood will direct the film again.
The end of The Old Guard clearly indicates the direction that the story of The Old Guard 2 will take. Although Andy and his immortal companions have defeated the villain of the film, she has yet to realize that she has lost her immortality. In addition, the post-credits scene of The Old Guard showed the return of Quynh from Ngô Thanh Vân, one of Andy’s oldest allies who was left imprisoned at the bottom of the ocean to die again and again. She shows up to welcome Schoenaerts’ Booker after her exile from the team, which could make Quynh the villain of The Old Guard 2. Theron hasn’t confirmed any further details about the direction the storyline will take for the rest of the story, but he should continue to build on that setup.
The Old Guard 2 Release Date
Now that Charlize Theron has confirmed that filming for The Old Guard 2 will begin in early 2022, this should give fans a general idea of when the sequel will begin airing on Netflix. A release date in 2023 is very likely, as long as there are no setbacks or delays at this point. Netflix has cleverly positioned the original as a summer blockbuster amid covid-19 lockdowns. The Old Guard 2 will probably be released in the summer, regardless of the year of its release, Netflix (“Sex Education Season 3, Money Heist Season 5“) will again try to repeat the success of the first.