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Charlize Theron Teases Potential The Old Guard Sequel, Gives Atomic Blonde 2 Update

July 12, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
THE OLD GUARD Charlize Therone

Charlize Theron is optimistic about the potential for a sequel to The Old Guard as well as the planned one for Atomic Blonde. Theron spoke with Total Film (via Games Radar) and discussed the chances of a follow-up to The Old Guard, which debuted on Netflix on Friday.

“We went into this talking about [a sequel] as a possibility, and it’s definitely something that excites us,” Theron said about the film, which is based on the comic book by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez. The film is primed for a potential sequel, with the potential to go its own direction as there is no follow-up comic story.

She continued on to talk about the planned sequel to Atomic Blonde, saying, “We took [Atomic Blonde 2] to [Netflix] and [Head of Original Films at Netflix] Scott Stuber was really interested in it. We talked to him about it extensively, and we’re in the process of writing it right now. That character was set up in a way where she didn’t really reveal much of herself. So I feel like there’s a lot of potential there. The bar’s pretty high, but we’re excited about it.”

The Old Guard has largely been a hit with fans and critics, scoring an 81% average on Rotten Tomatoes and 70 on Metacritic with a 75% audience rating. It’s described as follows:

Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile (Kiki Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary.