Charlize Theron Has Finally Started Filming Her Most-Anticipated Sequel

By Charlene Badasie | 18 seconds ago

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Almost a year after confirming that a sequel to The Old Guard was happening, Charlize Theron says filming on the Netflix project has finally started. At the time, the South African / American actress revealed that the script was complete and that Marwan Kenzari and Luca Marinelli will be returning to their respective roles as Joe and Nicky. A while later the streamer announced that KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Veronica Ngo, and Chiwetel Ejiofor had also signed on to return.

Based on the 2017 graphic novel of the same name by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez, The Old Guard tells the story of a group of semi-immortal warriors whose secret is discovered in contemporary times. Following the revelation, the group is faced with surviving the aftermath. Rucka adapted the first book into a screenplay for Netflix with Charlize Theron in the lead. Gina Prince-Bythewood directed the project, which premiered in July 2020. The film was a huge success, earning 78 million views in its first four weeks on the streaming site, Variety said at the time.

The Old Guard 2 will be helmed by Victoria Mahoney who replacing Prince-Bythewood as director. She will work from a screenplay by Greg Rucka. Although there isn’t much information about the plot for the Charlize-Theron-led film, but the story will probably continue to draw inspiration from the sequel to the original comic, The Old Guard: Force Multiplied, which was published in 2019. The creative team could also use the recent anthology series The Old Guard: Tales Through Time for story ideas.

In the first film, the story followed the oldest immortal Andromache of Scythia (Charlize Theron) and her covert team of mercenaries with the same powers. When an unexpected new member is discovered, their existence is suddenly exposed. This forces the group into a fight for their freedom while still trying to keep their identity a secret. But in the end, Andy was stripped of her powers, which will raise the stakes for any future conflicts she’s involved in.

Nile officially became a member of the family, so it’ll be fascinating to see how much more deadly she becomes in the sequel. The final scene of the Charlize Theron movie also revealed that Quynh managed to escape from drowning in an iron maiden. She is spotted arriving at Booker’s apartment and will probably be the story’s primary villain going forward. It will also be interesting to see how new cast members, Uma Thurman and Henry Golding fit into The Old Guard 2. According to Deadline, they recently signed on to the project in undisclosed roles.

Meanwhile, the Oscar winner made an appearance on the Universal Studios lot to host the second annual block party to benefit her Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project. The non-profit was founded in 2007 and is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Despite being severely jetlagged, the actress spent a generous amount of time speaking to every press outlet on the red carpet and personally greeting and expressing gratitude to attendees, The Hollywood Reporter says. Dressed in jeans and a white button-down Dior blouse, she showed off the dark mullet hairstyle that Andy will be sporting in The Old Guard sequel.