Charlize Theron Says Old Guard Sequel Has Completed Script, Will Start Filming Early Next Year

The Old Guard‘s encore will soon be kicking off production.

The sequel to the hit Charlize Theron-led Netflix action flick is set to begin filming in the first quarter of 2022, Theron confirmed to Variety.

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.

Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Beyond the Lights), The Old Guard had a female-led postproduction team that was made up of about 85% women, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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.”


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