Will we get to witness more of Andy’s past? Are Andy and his gang of immortal warriors coming back for the sequel? Most importantly, will Netflix premiere the second installment of The Old Guard? Here’s everything you need to know about The Old Guard 2 – and how the first movie set it up!
The Old Guard 2: Will it be renewed or canceled?
When Netflix’s “The Old Guard” debuted on the streaming service in July 2020, it was a breath of fresh air during a time when new cinematic releases were hard to come by. Season 1 was loved and appreciated by audiences and critics alike. And right after it premiered, fans were awaiting the renewal of the show. But will Netflix green light the show? Let’s find out!
Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, the show illustrates a band of immortals led by Andromache, aka Andy (Charlize Theron), as they undertake dangerous missions to help people across the world
As some sources suggest, The Old Guard 2 won’t be coming to Netflix this year, but rest assured, the sequel is happening. It was confirmed in August 2021 that a sequel was on the way to continue the story of Andy and her gang of immortal warriors, which is lucky since the first movie ended on a massive cliffhanger involving a figure from Andy’s past.
The following sequel will bring back the cast of the original movie, including Charlize Theron and KiKi Layne. However, there has been a major change behind the scenes with Victoria Mahoney taking over as director from Gina Prince-Bythewood.
Prince-Bythewood is staying on board as producer and she’s excited to see what Mahoney does with the sequel. “I leave our franchise in good hands as my girl Vic Mahoney takes on this next chapter,” she told Deadline.
The Old Guard 2 potential release date: When can we expect The Old Guard 2?
Though Netflix has officially confined the renewal of The Old Guard season 2, they haven’t revealed the potential release date, as of now.
Before the sequel announcement, Theron had said in June 2021 that the script was complete and filming would start in early 2022. As far as we know, filming hasn’t yet started on the sequel as of March 30th.
Netflix did release a promotional teaser of their upcoming movies but The Old Guard 2 wasn’t there on the list. That suggests that the second installment won’t air this year. We are assuming that it might be released in 2023 if everything goes as planned. Stay tuned for more updates!
The Old Guard 2 Cast: Who all can we expect in season 2?
Adhering to the fact that the show developers haven’t made any official announcements regarding the cast for season 2, we can still make some educated guesses. Most of the main cast will likely return, given season 2 starts from where the last season left off.
Since none of the characters died in the previous release, it’s assumed that they will all return. When asked whether Joe (Marwan Kenzari) and Nicky (Luca Marinelli) will return, Charlize Theron confirmed, “Oh, yeah! They’re there.” This guarantees their return for the sequel.
It’s not mentioned how much appreciation the gay couple received in the story since the characters had fully-fleshed out stories of their own and weren’t just used to pay diversity lip service.
Hopefully, Kiki Lane will reprise her role as Nile Freeman in “The Gold Guard 2.” It would be utterly disappointing if she doesn’t make a comeback. Booker (Matthias Schoenaerts) will also return for season 2. Chiwetel Ejiofor should be back as Copley since he’s now in charge of finding new missions for the team to take on.
The ending of “The Old Guard” makes a surprising reveal that perfectly sets up the sequel. With Andy’s old flame Quynh (Van Veronica Ngo) showing up alive at Booker’s apartment, the storyline took a massive turn, which again is pretty surprising, since she’s meant to be trapped in an iron maiden at the bottom of the ocean, doomed to drown forever.
Here’s a list of cast members confirmed to reprise their roles.
- Charlize Theron will be back 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
- Veronica Ngo as Quynh
- Chiwetel Ejiofor as James Copley.
The Old Guard 2: Is There An Official Trailer For ‘The Old Guard 2’ yet?
None as of this writing. You can expect the trailer to be released within a month leading to the film’s premiere. A full trailer usually follows within a week or two after that.
The Old Guard ratings & reviews: Is the show worth watching?
The Old Guard secured an IMDb rating of 6.6 out of 10 ratings. On Rotten Tomatoes, the series scored an average rating of 80 out of 100. Plus, on MyDramaList, the show received a more energetic rating of 6.9 out of 10. Overall, The Old Guard has gotten a positive response from both audiences and critics. Hence, it’s definitely worth watching!
The Old Guard 2: Where to watch?
You can watch “The Old Guard 2″ exclusively on Netflix!
[Updated Oct 7, 2022]
The Old Guard 2 has wrapped filming!
Filming for The Old Guard 2 has officially wrapped in Rome. The new movie will be available to watch on Netflix although an exact air date is yet to be revealed.
The sequel started filming in June 2022 and was also filmed in the United Kingdom.
In a recent interview with THR, actress Charlize Theron discloses how she had a minor operation after the shooting was over, recalling how she got injured during training not not while she was filming.
When asked about her stature as being “tough” this is what the actress said: “I just had shoulder surgery two weeks ago, so there you go. (Giggles.) We just wrapped the sequel to Old Guard, where I was hanging off the side of a helicopter. I so wish that was the story. Instead, it was during training. I was learning to sword fight.”
While the details for the storyline has been revealed, however, Theron did tease that the sequel is going to be “a big movie” and much better than the first film.
“It is pretty impressive what we did, because it felt very specific, the first time around, and we wanted to kind of like take it out of that,” the actress informed Variety. “What we let the audience think was that set world, and we really kind of turned that on its head. So, I’m excited about that. We have a bigger cast, and it feels more global. It’s a big movie.”