The Old Guard 2 release date speculation, cast, plot, and more news

In 2020, the world met Andy, an immortal warrior and her team of brutal mercenaries on Netflix, and they're roaring back for The Old Guard 2 release date.

The Old Guard 2 release date

What is The Old Guard 2 release date? The Old Guard wowed Netflix subscribers back in July 2020, with the movie giving fans what they were missing. Like an immortal warrior, Netflix didn’t hang around to confirm that a sequel was in the works.

One of the best action movies on Netflix, the first movie follows Andromache of Scythia, A.K.A. Andy (Charlize Theron), an immortal warrior who leads a squad of undying soldiers on missions around the world for the good of humanity. They’re up against one of the best movie villains on Netflix in pharma-bro Steven Merrick (Harry Melling), who wants to harvest bodies for properties he can sell to the rest of the world.

The Old Guard story comes from the Image Comics series, which was written by Greg Rucka with art by Leandro Fernández. Comic book fans will probably recognise Rucka’s name thanks to books like Wonder Woman, Gotham Central, Infinite Crisis, and The Punisher. With such a rich history and one of the best Netflix movies in years already in the bag, it’s no surprise fans are desperate to know The Old Guard 2 release date.

The Old Guard 2 release date speculation

Greg Rucka, author of The Old Guard graphic novels, said we can expect the sequel sometime in 2024.

So, with that release window in mind, it’s safe to say that it might be a little while before we see Andy and Nile working together as immortal mercenaries again. Rucka also suggested that there might be reshoots of the film, so it may well be a while until the sequel arrives on the streaming service.

Further complicating matters is the 2023 Writers Strike, which may well delay when these prospective reshoots take place, and in turn push back this release window further.

The Old Guard 2 release date

The Old Guard 2 cast speculation

We largely know who’s coming back for The Old Guard 2. Most importantly, Charlize Theron and KiKi Layne will reprise their roles as Andy/Andromache and Nile Freeman. Here’s the full prospective cast list:

  • Charlize Theron as Andy/Andromache of Scythia
  • KiKi Layne as Nile Freeman
  • Marwan Kenzari as Joe/Yusuf Al-Kaysani
  • Luca Marinelli as Nicky/Nicolò di Genova
  • Matthias Schoenaerts as Booker/Sebastian Le Livre
  • Vân Veronica Ngô as Quynh
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as James Copley
  • Uma Thurman
  • Henry Golding

The Old Guard 2 release date: Charlize Theron in The Old Guard

The Old Guard 2 plot speculation

The sequel will most likely explore what Quynh and Booker have planned for Andy, or if they’ll strike out on their own. It wasn’t exactly Andy’s fault that Quynh was condemned as a witch, but the latter is probably a little bitter that Andy didn’t save her.

The first film sees Andy and her team grapple with their place in the world as they debate whether anything they do actually helps humanity – or if their missions are essentially pointless. However, they realise how important their work really is when James Copely (Chiwetel Ejiofor) reveals that many people they’ve saved have either gone on to do greater things or their descendants have become important figures in history.

The 2020 film ends with the surprising reveal that fellow immortal Quynh (Ngô Thanh Vân) is still alive and kicking, even though Andy saw her get dropped to the bottom of the ocean in an iron maiden for hundreds of years in the past. It’s a horrifying fate since she was essentially doomed to drown continuously. Yikes. The brief scene at the end sees Quynh approach Booker (Matthias Schoenaerts), who is exiled for 100 years after betraying the team.

The Old Guard 2 release date: Charlize Theron and cast in The Old Guard

Is there a trailer for The Old Guard 2?

This might be a little obvious, but there isn’t a trailer for The Old Guard 2 right now. The only consolation is knowing that the streaming platform is remarkably good at marketing its latest wares, it wouldn’t be surprising if small clips or photos from the set make their way online soon to assure fans that the new movie is still on the way.

Although surprisingly, Gina Prince-Bythewood isn’t returning to the director’s chair this time around. She’s handing the reins over to Vic Mahoney – who previously worked as the second-unit director on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with J.J. Abrams.

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Where can I watch The Old Guard 2

You can’t watch The Old Guard 2 just yet, but we know for sure that it will stream on Netflix when the time comes.

That’s all we know about The Old Guard 2 for now, but we’ll keep this guide updated as soon as we know more.

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