Netflix confirmed today that Charlize Theron and the rest of the core cast of The Old Guard will reunite for a sequel to the conversation-starting action flick. The first film, based on the comic book of the same name and written by Greg Rucka and drawn by Leandro Fernández, was released on Netflix during the blockbuster-light summer of 2020.
Netflix did not indicate a release date for the sequel, but is swapping up directors, from Gina Prince-Bythewood to Victoria Mahoney (second unit director on Star Wars: Episode IX -The Rise of Skywalker). Prince-Bythewood will stay on to produce.
As the first movie followed the comic, a sequel is likely to follow the story of The Old Guard: Force Multiplied, pitting Andromache “Andy” the Scythian (Theron) and her crew of nigh-immortal warriors (KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, and Luca Marinelli) against her old lover Quynh (Van Veronica Ngo), a fellow immortal twisted by the centuries she spent buried alive at sea. Chiwetel Ejiofor will also reprise his role as Copley, the group’s mortal fixer.
“In case of sequel, break glass,” is how Rucka described The Old Guard’s credits scene to Polygon in 2020. “It’s very straightforward. ‘You want another one? Here’s a way to get into it.’”