Charlize Theron Returning For Netflix Film ‘The Old Guard’ Sequel

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‘The Old Guard’ is a 2020 Netflix action film based on a comic book written by Greg Rucka, who also served as screenwriter. Netflix announced that the movie is returning for a sequel with star Charlize Theron returning to portray Andy, the leader of a group of immortals who work as immortals.

KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Veronica Ngo, and Chiwetel Ejiofor are also expected to return for the sequel as well.

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Disney’s ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ second unit director Victoria Mahoney will be replacing Gina Prince-Bythewood at the directing duties, making this Mahoney’s feature film debut.

“Genuinely blown backwards by the collective levels of talent, skill and savvy that went into carving The Old Guard. I must’ve watched it over a hundred times, and as such, cannot communicate the true measure of my excitement–being invited on The Old Guard journey alongside ferocious badasses. Ever eager to continue pushing the genre for action-loving audiences. Warmly tipping my hat to the world Gina, Charlize, Rucka, Fernández, Skydance, Netflix, Marc Evans Productions, Denver & Delilah Films and the entire Team daringly put forward,” Mahoney said in a press release.

“We are beyond thrilled that Vic is joining The Old Guard team. Her passion for these characters and her ambitious vision for the movie overwhelmed us all. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with her,” Charlize Theron, Beth Kono, and AJ Dix of Denver & Delilah Films said in a joint statement.

Gina Prince-Bythewood gave a statement on her passing on directorial duties. “I love The Old Guard and the story and characters I was honored to put into the world,” she explained. “It was exciting to disrupt the genre. I have decided not to direct the sequel, but will stay on as a producer. I leave our franchise in good hands as my girl Vic Mahoney takes on this next chapter.”

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