The Old Guard‘s encore will soon be kicking off production.
She also confirmed that her costars, Marwan Kenzari and Luca Marinelli, are “definitely” returning for the new installment.
The first movie follows Theron’s Andy and a group of mercenaries who are immortal as they welcome a new immortal, a U.S. Marine who died in combat, to their ranks.
The Old Guard saw a whopping 72 million households tune in during its first week of release last July, according to Netflix. It currently holds an 80% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and 71% Audience Score.
But the huge success didn’t mean the Oscar winner was thinking about a sequel just yet, even though the ending of the first film sets up an intriguing new storyline.
Prince-Bythewood, who also became the first Black woman to helm a comic-book-themed movie, told the outlet that a gender breakdown like that “doesn’t happen, or very rarely happens on any movie, but on an action film, I guarantee you that’s never happened before.”