The Old Guard a hit on Netflix. After Mad Max Fury Road and Atomic Blonde, it’s a new muscular role for Charlize Theron who plays Andy, an immortal warrior who leads a troop of elite soldiers all immortal. But immortality comes at a price.
Is The Old Guard 2 possible?
Absolutely. Especially since the end of The Old Guard is open and directly teases a suite. “We have a franchise in mind “ confie Charlize Theron. “We immediately spoke of a sequel to Netflix and that interested them. This universe is immensely rich. It is time for women to have their own action franchise. Everything now depends on the audience.”
A The Old Guard 2 is all the more possible if the film’s success Gina Prince-Bythewood also with Kiki Layne, Matthias Schoenarts and Chiwetel Ejiofor that the story already exists.
The Old Guard is the adaptation of a comic book series by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez. The rest is planned for September 2020 in the United States and for December at Glénat in France.
“We are working on a second story called Force Multiplied and we are planning a third story.“explains screenwriter Greg Rucka.”I can’t answer this question from The Old Guard 2 on Netflix. It is beyond my power on this saga at the cinema. But if the film is a success, which we hope, I would be happy to write a second screenplay. This universe is rich enough to develop other, even more fascinating stories. Then … no I won’t say more (laughs).“
Andy being immortal, the possibilities of history are rich. “I don’t pretend to have invented this concept of eternity. “poursuit Greg Rucka.” iThere have been stories of immortal beings for hundreds if not thousands of years. Since humanity understood what it was to die, we have wondered what it would be not to die. Leandro and I took this issue seriously. Because people usually say “don’t you die?” That would be awesome ! ” But Leo and I said to ourselves: “To tell the truth, we don’t think it’s great”. Let’s think carefully. The first hundreds of years can be fun, but after a while it may fear. “
As for Charlize, “The cast is awesome.“Insist Greg Ruck.”I couldn’t imagine better. I never thought that an actress like Charlize Theron would bring Andy to life.”