The Old Guard 2

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The Old Guard 2
Directed byVictoria Mahoney
Screenplay byGreg Rucka
Based on
The Old Guard
Produced by
CinematographyBarry Ackroyd
Music by
Distributed byNetflix
CountryUnited States

The Old Guard 2 is an upcoming American superhero film directed by Victoria Mahoney, from a screenplay by Greg Rucka, based on his comic book of the same name. Serving as a sequel to the first film, the film stars Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Marwan Kenzari, Matthias Schoenaerts, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Uma Thurman and Henry Golding.




In July 2020, Greg Rucka said, "In case of sequel, break glass. It's very straightforward. You want another one? Here's a way to get into it".[1] In the same month, Charlize Theron had expressed her interest in a second film, saying: "Let's have a little resting period, but just given the fact that all of us really want to do it, I'm sure when it's the right time, we'll start the conversation."[2][3]

It was reported on January 27, 2021, that Netflix had greenlit a sequel.[4] On August 26, it was announced that Victoria Mahoney would replace Gina Prince-Bythewood as director for the sequel. Theron, KiKi Layne, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Matthias Schoenaerts, Vân Veronica Ngô, and Chiwetel Ejiofor were cast to reprise their respective roles from the first film.[4] In June 2022, Uma Thurman and Henry Golding were cast in undisclosed roles, while Greg Rucka was confirmed to have written the script for producers David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Theron, Beth Kono, AJ Dix, Marc Evans, and Prince-Bythewood.[5]


Principal photography began in June 2022.[6] Some filming took place at the Italian Cinecittà Studios. In August 2022, the film's set caught fire while it was being dismantled, causing production to be delayed.[7][8] Additional filming took place in the United Kingdom. Filming was completed in September 2022.[6]


By January 2023, Max Aruj and Ruth Barrett were set to compose the film, replacing Volker Bertelmann and Dustin O'Halloran who did the music for the first film.[9]


The Old Guard 2's release date has not yet been announced by Netflix.[10]


  1. ^ Polo, Susana (July 10, 2020). "Netflix's Old Guard ends with setup for a devastating sequel, says the comic's creator". Polygon. Archived from the original on July 12, 2020. Retrieved March 21, 2022.
  2. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 17, 2020). "Charlize Theron Netflix Movie 'The Old Guard' Heading To 72M Households To Rank Among Streamer's 10 Most Popular Pics". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on December 25, 2020. Retrieved March 21, 2022.
  3. ^ Barnhardt, Adam (July 21, 2020). "The Old Guard: Charlize Theron Confirms Cast Hopes to Make a Sequel tomorrow". Archived from the original on December 25, 2020. Retrieved March 21, 2022.
  4. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (August 26, 2021). "The Old Guard 2: Netflix And Skydance Tap Victoria Mahoney To Direct Next Installment As Charlize Theron And KiKi Layne Close Deals To Return". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 26, 2021. Retrieved March 21, 2022.
  5. ^ Kit, Borys (June 10, 2022). "Uma Thurman, Henry Golding Join Charlize Theron in The Old Guard 2". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on June 18, 2022. Retrieved June 10, 2022.
  6. ^ a b Rajput, Priyanca (September 23, 2022). "Netflix's The Old Guard 2 wraps filming in Rome". Archived from the original on September 23, 2022. Retrieved September 30, 2022.
  7. ^ "Fire destroys part of Rome's Cinecitta studios where Charlize Theron is filming The Old Guard sequel". RTÉ. August 2, 2022. Archived from the original on September 20, 2022. Retrieved September 18, 2022.
  8. ^ Goodfellow, Melanie (August 2, 2022). "Fire Breaks Out At Italy's Cinecittà; Destroys Part Of Renaissance Florence Set; Briefly Disrupts Netflix's Old Guard 2 Shoot". Deadline. Archived from the original on September 20, 2022. Retrieved September 18, 2022.
  9. ^ "Max Aruj & Ruth Barrett to Score Victoria Mahoney's 'The Old Guard 2'". Film Music Reporter. January 4, 2023. Retrieved January 12, 2023.
  10. ^ "All you need to know about The Old Guard 2 on Netflix". Digital Spy. September 14, 2023. Retrieved October 15, 2023.

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