Atomic Blonde 2 is a forthcoming American action thriller movie based on the picture novel “The Coldest City” which was first published in 2012 that centres on a spy who has to locate a record of dual agents that are being bootlegged into the west on the day of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
Directed by David Leitch and penned by Kurt Johnstad, the original film cast comprises Charlize Theron, John Goodman, James McAvoy, Til Schweiger, Sofia Boutella, Eddie Marsan, Toby Jones, and Roland Moller.
The upcoming action sequel will take place after the events of the original film in Berlin in 1989. When the first movie Atomic Blonde was released in 2017, way before the pandemic thing happened; the movie was a financial success that collected $100 million over an estimated budget of just $30 million.
Coming back to the sequel, four years after the original film, we’re amid a pandemic and instead of a theatrical release, the upcoming sequel will likely premiere exclusively on Netflix.
Without further ado, let’s delve into details about the Atomic 2 release date, cast and more.
Atomic Blonde 2 Release Date: When Is It?
In August 2019, movie director David Leitch conveyed that a popular streaming service was keen on publishing Atomic Blonde 2. It was later revealed that the streaming service was none other than Netflix, a home to many hit shows like Money Heist, Squid Game, Sex Education, and Bridgerton to name a few.
As for the release date, unfortunately, it’s still yet to be announced. However, the sequel is in the production stages. Star Charlize Theron also ascertained that the sequel is certainly in development.
She started, “Yes, we’re in the development stages right now, and that’s the one thing that lockdown has been good for — being able to develop with writers over Zoom.”
The strong fanbase foresees that the sequel won’t arrive until 2022. We can also expect an announcement very soon from the filmmakers.
The Upcoming Cast of Atomic Blonde 2: Who Will Be In It?
It’s confirmed that David Leitch and the main protagonist Charlize Theron (as Lorraine Broughton) will be returning in the upcoming sequel but it’s not known if the other characters who appeared in the first film will be reprising their roles.
As Leitch has stated previously, “I was just working on that movie. But at the end of the day, Kelly McCormick – my wife and producing partner – will be involved as well. That’s how I got the job in the first place. We’ll see.”
If Charlize Theron returns in Atomic Blonde 2, it’s expected that she will have to work with new characters. But above all that, we need the sequel happening ASAP!
Atomic Blonde 2 Plot: What To Expect?
Atomic Blonde concluded on a note where Lorraine would want to depart on another adventure. There are many prospects for what could take place in the next sequel. However, plot details are under wraps and we’re itching to know what could happen to Lorriane.
Theron in an interview discloses that “I would like to tell the story of Lorraine. If we all agree, I will. She’s a great character and the world is very interesting and it looks at spies in a different way than other books do. It has lots of music and action.”
Charlize Theron also mentioned that her comeback will be packed with lots of action and uncertainty. We can expect some twists and turns in the sequel.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about Atomic Blonde 2, she explained:
“Unfortunately, the very sad truth of any film in the genre with a female lead, whey they don’t succeed, there is this mindset of, “Well, if it doesn’t work, you just don’t touch it again.” A lot of women don’t get a second chance, but when men make these movies and fail miserably, they get chance after chance after chance to go and explore that again. That doesn’t necessarily happen for women. It’s kind of like you get one chance, and if it doesn’t work… If you look at me, for instance, Fury Road came a good decade after Æon Flux, and there’s always been that voice in the back of my head that still somewhat responds to that. I’m still influenced by that, and it’s one thing that drives me. Unfortunately, we feel like the opportunity will be taken away from us in a heartbeat if we don’t succeed, but that is the truth. It’s not a very forgiving genre when it comes to women.”
As of now, the official release date and other important details are not available. But we will be sure to update this post over time with newer information. Till then, stay tuned!