Since director Victoria Mahoney signed on to direct The Old Guard 2, it’s been hard to get any updates on the status of this particular yard. A record success for the Netflix platform, the first film derived from this intellectual property, adapted from the comics by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez, had totaled a full audience of 78 million viewers/viewer households according to official figures provided by the streaming giant. VOD. Figures difficult to verify, but at the height of what Netflix would be entitled to consider as a solid performance.
The Older Guard
The sequel, planned in the program from the first part, was therefore quickly ordered. After the departure of Gina Prince-Bythewood, director of the original feature film, who will decide to hand over this sequel due to lack of availability, Charlize Theron will turn to Mahoney for the staging. The Hollywood Reporter’s editorial staff announces other newcomers: actress Uma Thurman (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Welcome to Gattaca) and actor Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians, Snake Eyes) are both signed to Netflix to appear in The Old Guard 2. The identity of their two characters has unfortunately not been revealed.
The news site specifies in passing that no one is missing from the first part’s team: KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Veronica Ngo and Chiwetel Ejiofor will all be back for this sequel. , still produced by Theron’s production company, Denver & Dellilah.
Known for her work as a second-unit director on the set of action scenes for the movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Mahoney will be in charge of walking everyone for the imminent shots. The teams should put their suitcases in Rome within the next few weeks according to Borys Kit. All that remains is to hope for a result that is more interesting, or more ambitious than the first film in the franchise, far from corresponding to the aesthetic requirements of Leandro Fernandez’s boards.
To be seen for other possible announcements once the recording has started. The Old Guard 2 does not yet have an official release date.