Charlize Theron fans were happy to see the actress return to the action genre with the recently released Netflix film, The Old Guard. Now, director Gina Prince-Bythewood has hinted at a sequel to film adapted by a series of graphic novels.
Since the film ended with the return of one of the immortals thought to be dead, fans were speculating a sequel to the action thriller. Talking about the film to Entertainment Weekly, director Gina told the website that she along with Greg Rucka, have an idea on their minds. The film follows Charlize Theron as Andy, who is the leader of a group of immortal fighters who over the centuries have saved humanity in numerous ways. Later being found by an evil corporation while going into mission, they discover that there is a new immortal who is unaware of the danger to her.
Gina further told Entertainment Weekly that she has been working with the film’s writer Rucka, and they are thinking about a trilogy for the Charlize Theron starring Netflix film. She said on adding “The graphic novel itself is a trilogy,” and further said “Where the story goes is pretty phenomenal, so if the audience is for it, I think we are as well.”
The film also spills many secrets about their past and their immortality. We also get to see other immortals who were a part of the group before but died. Talking about the final scene where one of the immortals returns, Gina added, ” It was part of the graphic novel, and I always loved it because I felt there would have been a hole, if it didn’t end the way it did. There’s always a fear because you don’t want to annoy an audience. I know how I feel when things are left open, but for me, we told the story. It does have a beginning, middle, and end. And then, there is a hint and a possibility of more, but that’s absolutely up to the audience. Greg has always envisioned this as a trilogy. I know where the story is going and it’s pretty dope. So, if the audience wants more, there’s certainly more story to tell.”
Charlize also spoke to Total Film about the possibility of a sequel and said, “We went into this talking about [a sequel] as a possibility, and it’s definitely something that excites us.” The Old Guard stars a talented international cast including, KiKi Layne, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Harry Melling, Van Veronica and others.