We might not be getting Kill Bill Volume 3 anytime soon, but you can still look forward to Uma Thurman beating people up onscreen in the near future.
The action thriller The Old Guard, released in 2020 on Netflix and was one of the streaming platform’s most successful launches to that point.o. The film starred Charlize Theron as the leader of a group of immortal soldiers, and was based on comic book legend Greg Rucka’s screenplay which was in turn based on his own comic book series. It had a clever conceit, some excellent action sequences and a magnetic star turn from Theron whose action credentials don’t need listing here.
A sequel was announced almost immediately and around a year or so ago, Netflix and its production partner – Skydance – secured the services of Theron for the sequel, alongside KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Veronica Ngo and Chiwetel Ejiofor, all of whom are set to reprise their roles from the original film. However, a brace of new names will be joining The Old Guard 2, most notably Uma Thurman who at the risk of repeating ourselves, also doesn’t need her action credentials listing here. Joining Thurman is GI Joe Origins: Snake Eyes’ Henry Golding who is also no stranger to the art of duffing somebody up cinematically.
All of this adds an action pedigree to the sequel that we’re hoping it exploits to the fullest.
The first film came out of nowhere and was a fun surprise and we’re hoping the sequel can match it for quality. Victoria Mahoney, whose second unit work on JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has seen her become an in-demand filmmaker is stepping up to the director’s chair. Mahoney replaced Gina Prince-Bythewood who instead opted to make The Woman King with Viola Davis.
We’ll bring you more on The Old Guard 2 as we hear it.
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