Hot off the success of Charlize Theron-starring graphic novel adaptation The Old Guard, Netflix announced a sequel. We now know that Uma Thurman and Henry Golding will be part of the cast. for the new movie.
Gina Prince-Bythewood’s original film, based on Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernández’s work, follows Andromache of Scythia, AKA “Andy” (Theron), who has been around since the 8th century BCE. Along with her immortal companions, she’s making amends for past violence and trying help people, her team acting as secret superheroes who occasionally get their hands dirty. Their presence is revealed just as a potential new immortal (KiKi Layne’s Nile) comes on the scene and ultimately ends up joining the team.
At the end of the first film, Andy lost her immortality and discovered that her old friend Quynh (Veronica Ngo), believed to be lost forever, had escaped after spending centuries locked in a chest at the bottom of the ocean, and more than a bit annoyed. That pointed to a potential conflict brewing against Andy, who is also facing former comrade Booker (Matthias Schoenaerts), who had had enough of do-gooding and turned against the rest.
Theron will return alongside Ngo, Layne, Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
How Thurman and Golding fit into the story as it moves forward isn’t yet known, though if you wanted, you could hunt through the graphic novels for clues. Rucka has once more written the script, but with Prince-Bythewood busy, Lovecraft Country‘s Victoria Mahoney is taking on directing duties this time around.
Netflix has yet to confirm a release date for the sequel.