After the 2020 superhero movie ‘The Old Guard’, a sequel is finally coming three years later with Charlize Theron as the main star. Gina Prince-Bythewood directed this superhero film which was adapted from the comic of the same name written by Greg Rucka.
The plot of the film revolves around a group of mercenaries who are immortal for hundreds of years and have the ability to heal themselves. But when they discover someone who wants to discover their secret, they’re forced to fight for their freedom.
Charlize Theron was introduced in this film as Andy. The revenge mission of the mercenary group will be returning in the name of ‘The Old Guard 2’.
Victoria Mahoney directed the sequel film which is also adapted from the comic of the same name by Greg Rucka. Theron also serves as the producer of the film with others. Shortly after the release of the first film, author Greg Rucka and actor Charlize Theron expressed their interest in making a sequel film.
The sequel premiered on January 27, 2021. In August Gina Prince-Bythewood was replaced by Victoria Mahoney as director. Gina served as a producer although for the sequel film. Principal photography on the film began in June 2022. Any particular plotline of the series has yet to be announced.
The Old Guard 2 Cast Members
Almost all the main cast members of the first film will be back for the sequel. They include Charlize Theron, Kiki Layne, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Veronica Ngo, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Theron played Andromache of Scythia aka Andy in the 2020 film ‘The Old Guard’. She is a centuries-old warrior who uses her experience to work as a mercenary whose mission is to help people. Theron will be seen reprising this role in the sequel film as well.
Academy Award winner Theron has worked in a number of series and films before. In 2004 for her role as Aileen Wuornos aka Lee in the biographical crime ‘Monster’ she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
She was nominated for two more Academy Award nominations under the Best Actress category for her roles in the 2005 film ‘North Country’ and the 2019 film ‘Bombshell’. For these three films, Theron also received nominations for BAFTA Awards as Best Film Actress in a Leading Role.
For her television role as Britt Ekland in the 2004 television movie ‘The Life and Death of Peter Sellers,’ she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress.
Playing US Marine of Afghanistan Nile Freeman will also reprise her role in the sequel. She starred in the romantic drama film ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ as Tish Rivers in 2018.
Her other films are ‘Native Son’, ‘Captive State’, ‘The Staggering Girl’, ‘Coming to 2 America’, ‘Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers, Don’t Worry Darling, etc.
Joe is another centuries-old warrior of history who is played by Dutch actor Marwan Kenzari in the 2020 film and will even be recovered by him in the sequel.
He portrayed the evil wizard Jafar in the 2019 musical fantasy film ‘Aladdin’ which is the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated ‘Aladdin’, based on the famous tale from the ‘Arabian Nights. He also played Majid Zamari in the Dutch action martial arts film ‘Wolf’ which was released in 2013.
Nicky, Joe’s star-crossed lover, is played by Italian actor Luca Marinelli in both films. Previously he took part in the films Is-Solitud of Prime Numbers, ‘The Last Man on Earth, ‘Every Blessed Day’, ‘The Great Beauty, ‘Don’t Be Bad’, ‘They Call Me Jeeg’, ‘Rainbow: A Privacy. Affair, ‘Martin Eden’, ‘Diabolik’, ‘Eight Mountains’, etc.
Veronica Ngo will be seen reprising her role as Quynh, Andy’s former roommate in the upcoming film. Ngo is a Vietnamese actress and singer who appeared in the films Saigon Love Story’, ‘The Rebel’, ‘Clash’, ‘Once Upon a Time in Vietnam’, ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny’, ‘The Tailor’, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, ‘Bright’, ‘Furie’, ‘Da 5 Bloods’, ‘The Princess, etc.
Another centuries-old warrior Booker will be portrayed by Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts in the upcoming 2020 film.
His best known films are ‘Danes’, ‘Loft’, ‘Bullhead’, ‘Rust and Bone’, ‘The Drop’, ‘Suite Francaise’, ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’, ‘The Danish Girl, ‘Red Sparrow ‘ , ‘Disorder’, ‘The Mustang’ etc.
Malaysian-English actor Henry Golding and American actress Uma Thurman have joined the cast of the upcoming film.
‘The Old Guard 2’ Release Date:
The filming of ‘The Old Guard 2’ was completed in September 2022. Any official release date has not yet been announced, but it’s assumed that the film will be released early next year on Netflix.