The Old Guard has been available on Netflix for nearly two years. The long-awaited sequel has finally begun filming, and we have new casting news. Here is everything we know about The Old Guard 2, also known as The Old Guard Chapter Two: Force Multiplied.
The Old Guard, directed by Charlize Theron, is a superhero film in which she plays Andy, an immortal warrior who has influenced history for ages. It’s based on Greg Rucka’s comic book series.
After being in priority development for quite some time, we finally have an update on the film’s status. So far, we know that Skydance Media, Denver and Delilah Films, and Marc Evans Productions are producing The Old Guard 2 for Netflix.
What is the plot of The Old Guard 2?
The Old Guard: Force Multiplied puts an end to the intense conflict between Andromache of Scythia and her former lover, Noriko, according to CBR’s excellent summary of what transpired in the comic (how closely the Netflix sequel will follow the original is unknown). Noriko, enraged by her return from the ocean’s depths, was hunting Andy’s immortals as part of a long-term game.
An official synopsis provides a general idea of what to anticipate from the follow-up:
“In this second tale that details the struggles and hardships of their shaky immortality, Andromache of Scythia and her band of soldiers are returned. With 6,000 years of history at your back, the past is always poised to resurface—with a vengeance. Nile’s joining the team has given them fresh purpose and new direction.
Where is The Old Guard 2 in the works?
According to the aforementioned Variety report, “Cameras will begin rolling in the first quarter of 2022.” That, however, did not come to fruition.
We’ve heard that the film has been in pre-production for much of 2022, with filming set to begin in June 2022.
Victoria Mahoney verified this on June 13th, when she tweeted a photo with the comment “Day 1.”
DEVON HOUSE is the working title for the sequel, which will be shot primarily in Rome, Italy. According to other production sources, some of the sequel will be shot in the United Kingdom (where some of the first movie was also filmed).
Cast of The Old Guard 2
Alongside the announcement of the sequel included confirmation that several key faces from the first movie would be returning including:
- Charlize Theron as Andy
- Kiki Layne as Nile
- Matthias Schoenaerts as Booker
- Luca Marinelli as Nicky
- Marwan Kenzari as Yusuf Alkaysani Joe
- Veronica Ngo as Quynh
- Chiwetel Ejiofor as Copley
Before filming began, Theron spoke to THR and announced she’d be sporting a new haircut for the sequel, which will be dark as before but more like a mullet.
We were among the first to report on June 10th that Netflix has cast two big-name actors in the sequel.
We’re talking about Uma Therman, who will play an unspecified part. The Oscar nominee is most recognised for her roles in Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, and Batman & Robin. She also appeared in the Netflix series Chambers.
Henry Golding, best known for Crazy Rich Asians, The Gentlemen, and Netflix’s Persuasion, was the second addition to the group.
The Old Guard 2 will have a new director?
Gina Prince-Bythewood directed the first film but will not return to direct the sequel, however she will remain a producer. “I love The Old Guard and the tale and characters I was fortunate to put into the world,” she told Deadline in August 2021. It was wonderful to challenge the genre,” he continued, adding, “I have opted not to direct the sequel, but will remain as a producer.” I transfer over our franchise to my girl Vic Mahoney for the next phase.” Instead, Victoria Mahoney, who worked on the Star Wars franchise, will take over as director.
When will Netflix release The Old Guard 2?
Given the production schedule described above, we anticipate a release date in 2023 at the very least.
In other news, Charlize Theron is slated to reprise her role as Lorraine Broughton in an Atomic Blonde sequel that will be exclusive to Netflix. Theron is also linked to a sports drama film from Denver and Delilah Productions about four ladies competing in a large wave surfing tournament.
The Old Guard 2 is one of several superhero projects in the works at Netflix, with others being