The Old Guard 2: Charlize Theron and director Gina Prince-Bythewood talk about what comes next

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The Old Guard has arrived, with every superhero fan devouring the new Netflix movie. The question on everyone's mind, though, is 'Will there be a sequel?'

GamesRadar+ and our sister publication Total Film sat down with the cast and director to quiz them about The Old Guard 2 and whether we can expect a return – and what that return may look like. While there's no official confirmation as-yet that Charlize Theron's immortal hero will return, the general consensus is that she will be back with her almost ever-lasting crew – as long as Netflix wants them back.

“We went into this talking about [a sequel] as a possibility, and it’s definitely something that excites us,” Theron tells Total Film. The actress was instead more forthcoming about a different pulse-quickening sequel in development at Netflix: Atomic Blonde 2. “We took [AB2] to them and Scott Stuber [Head of Original Films at Netflix] 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.”

GamesRadar+ also caught up with actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Harry Melling, and Marwan Kenzari, who all appear in the movie, and who all spoke excitedly about wanting to return for a sequel – even if one of their returns may be a little difficult following their demise. However, director Gina Prince-Bythewood is a little more forthcoming about The Old Guard 2, even hinting at what we can expect following that quasi-post credits scene. 

Warning: Spoilers for The Old Guard ahead!

"It'll be based on the graphic novel," she tells GamesRadar+ of the sequel. "In terms of what Greg has written, Quynh [the immortal hero who was trapped at the bottom of the ocean] has reared her head [as seen in the movie's last scene], and that causes some issues, absolutely. But also, there's a very grounded story tackling problems within the world, which again brings more villains that are not with immortality, so it's a really cool balance between the two, in the graphic novel."

So, Theron's Andy versus Veronica Ngo's Quynh and a bunch of other villains? Sounds like a recipe for an action-packed sequel. Until then, catch up with all the best Netflix movies currently streaming. 

Jack Shepherd
Freelance Journalist

Jack Shepherd is the former Senior Entertainment Editor of GamesRadar. Jack used to work at The Independent as a general culture writer before specializing in TV and film for the likes of GR+, Total Film, SFX, and others. You can now find Jack working as a freelance journalist and editor.