Charlize Theron confirms that The Old Guard sequel will film next year

One of my favorite Netflix movies from last year will begin filming its sequel in early 2022 and I am stoked. Having to wait another year for The Old Guard is gagging me but if the sequel is good the wait will be well worth it. Charlize Theron confirmed to Variety that the script for The Old Guard 2 was completed and that they will start filming in 2022. Charlize also said that Nicky and Joe will be returning and I am excited (they were the best same sex couple on Netflix last year in my opinion). Below are a few more details from Variety:

It’s official! Charlize Theron tells me that the script is done for the sequel to “The Old Guard,” her Netflix film adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name. Cameras will start rolling in the first quarter of 2022. The gay couple, played by Marwan Kenzari and Luca Marinelli, will be back, too. “Oh, yeah!” Theron says. “They’re definitely there.”

[From Variety]

I need to read the graphic novels so that I know what is actually going on. I went looking on the Google for more information about the storyline and to see if original director Gina Prince-Bythewood would be returning to direct and I found nothing. Gina was tapped to do #2 when Netflix announced the sequel but things can change and nothing has been confirmed. I absolutely loved what Gina did with the original material and the entire cast was phenomenal. And I love the fact that the first film had a female-led production team. The breakout star in the first movie of course was Kiki Layne and I know she will be returning. I also hope that Kiki’s Nile will get that love interest that she was hoping for. My favorite gay couple is back too and I am looking forward to seeing where Netflix takes this franchise. And the bonus of being a fan of The Old Guard is I get to continue to see Charlize kicking ass and being a badass on my screen.



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  1. Laura-Lee MacDonald says:


  2. Rmcgrudiva says:

    That movie was fantastic, with the most strikingly beautiful cast members I’ve ever seen.

  3. LaraW” says:


    This is legit the only sequel I’ve been excited to hear about. 🥳🎉🪓

  4. TheOriginalMia says:

    Yes!!!!! Gimme gimme gimme!!

  5. Calibration says:

    LOVED the old guard, can’t wait for the second

  6. Jais says:

    I hadn’t heard they were doing the sequel! Happy happy Friday!!!!!

  7. Mia4s says:

    Really looking forward to this! I enjoyed the graphic novels, but even having read them I know for sure I don’t know where the sequel is going per say. Because of some of this things they changed in the first movie from the books, the sequel has to be different (non-spoiler example: Chiwetel Ejiofor’s character, Andy’s immortality). Which I am good with! Joe and Nicky were the highlight, no question and in the graphic novel sequel they remain great (particularly in showing Nicky to be truly sweet, but absolutely ruthless when he needs to be).

  8. SarahCS says:


    I am so thrilled by this news (pleasemakeitasgood), I loved so much about it and Nicky and Joe in the police van just kills me every time i see it.

    I think I know what I’ll be watching again this weekend.

  9. lucy2 says:

    I’m excited to see this, the first film was great, and the whole cast was wonderful.

  10. harla says:

    This news has made my morning!!!

  11. mmm says:

    I’ve read the comics (nice enough) and watched the film (okayish) and though I’m not a huge fan of neither, I will definitely support the sequel.

    The Old Guard showed you can bring LGBT and PoC rep to superhero media (they’re basically superheroes, come on) and make money! I will never not appreciate what this film (and comic) have done for LGBT/PoC rep. Support positive representation. Always.

    Wish list for the sequel: Don’t do the Andy/Quynh romance dirty (they’re explicitly gay lovers in the comics, Andy is explicitly bi in a way that was really toned down in the film), more Joe/Nicky, MORE Nile!, and a romance between Booker and Copley (it’s about time Chiwetel kisses a man in a film lol)