The Old Guard 2
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|The Old Guard 2|
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The Old Guard
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, Henry Golding, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Uma Thurman.
- Charlize Theron as Andy/Andromache of Scythia
- KiKi Layne as Nile Freeman
- Matthias Schoenaerts as Booker/Sebastian Le Livre
- Marwan Kenzari as Joe/Yusuf Al-Kaysani
- Luca Marinelli as Nicky/Nicolò di Genova
- Vân Veronica Ngô as Quynh
- Chiwetel Ejiofor as James Copley
- Uma Thurman
- 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". In the same month, Charlize Theron has 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."
It was reported on January 27, 2021, that Netflix had greenlit a sequel. On August 26, it was announced that Victoria Mahoney would replace Gina Prince-Bythewood as director for the sequel. Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Vân Veronica Ngô, and Chiwetel Ejiofor were cast to reprise their respective roles from the first film. 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.
Principal photography began in June 2022. Some filming took place at the Italian Cinecittà Studios. In August 2022, another set on the lot caught fire when it was being dismantled, causing a production delay to The Old Guard 2. Additional filming took place in the United Kingdom. Filming was completed in September 2022.
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