The Old Guard, which is an action-packed fantasy film, won the hearts of the audience globally. The movie starred the famous Academy Award winner Charlize Theron in the lead role. This American superhero film was released on Netflix in July of 2020. The movie became a big hit for Netflix and was praised a lot by the fans. With its amazing fight sequences and stunts, the movie was a must-watch for action movie lovers. In addition to that, the movie ended on a surprising cliffhanger. This suspense had the fans already wanting more in the form of a sequel. Therefore, The Old Guard movie has been greenlit for a sequel owning to the success of the first part.
The storyline of the movie was the adaptation of the comic of the same name written by Greg Rucka. Greg also wrote the script for the movie. The movie was directed by the American film director Gina Prince-Bythewood. Moreover, the cast of the film includes some famous actors like Matthias Schoenaerts and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Chiwetel has also played some major roles in movies like Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Infinite, and many more. Some other important cast members of the movie comprise KiKi Layne, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Harry Melling, and Van Veronica Ngo.
Plot of “The Old Guard”
The Old Guard explores the stories of immortal warriors who are several centuries old. They have been living among the people and working as mercenaries. Since their time on earth, they have taken up various missions for the help of humanity. The main characters of the film have special healing abilities, which makes it impossible for anyone to kill them. This group of immortals lives by a code according to which they are not to work for anyone twice. However, things take an ugly turn for the group when they break their code and take up a job from a former CIA operative for the second time. The mission is to rescue a bunch of girls who have been kidnapped.
To the surprise of the group, the mission turns out to be a trap by the CIA operative. They are ambushed and killed by a group of an advanced task force sent by the operative. Although, their healing abilities kick in, and they recover instantly and kill the attackers. On the other hand, a U.S. Marine is killed in action but eventually comes back to life without a single scratch. The immortal group discovers her existence and brings her to their safe house. Then starts the capture of some members of the group by a pharmaceutical executive who wants to study their secret healing.
The main character of Charlize Theron and the U.S. Marine fight the pharmaceutical executive’s security and eventually kill him. The CIA operative joins the members to help them keep their identities a secret from the world. The story at the end gets interesting when a surprising character comes back and meets one of the group members.
“The Old Guard 2” Release Date
With the amazing responses from the fans and fairly positive critic scores, Netflix has decided to move forward with the sequel for the movie. The script for the second movie is already in the works. In addition to that, Greg Rucka is possibly set to write the script as he wrote for the first one. “The Old Guard 2” currently does not have a release date. But the production of the movie is set to begin in the early months of 2022. As of now, all the cast members of the first part are set to return for the sequel. Because the shooting will happen in 2022, the movie might come out by 2023. This seems to be a long wait for the fans, but the wait will be worth it if the story turns out to be good.
Where To Watch “The Old Guard” and its Sequel?
“The Old Guard” was released in the year 2020 on Netflix. The film managed to impress a lot of critics and audiences. The movie was loved for its amazing action sequences and fights. The story also had a good plot which engaged the audience, and the movie garnered a lot of fans. As the movie ended on a cliffhanger, it has fans anticipated since then. The announcement of the sequel hyped up the fans as they will finally get to witness the story of the surprise ending from the original movie.