Andy and the rest of the immortals are coming back for a sequel.
The Old Guard has just released on Netflix this month, but fans are quick to ask if a sequel can be expected in the future.
The action-thriller starring Charlize Theron was a huge hit and immediately broke records just a week since it premiered on the streaming platform.
Following the film's immense success, director Gina Prince-Bythewood was happy to tell fans that they can see more of Andromache of Scythia and the rest of the immortal mercenaries. All the fans have to do is ask!
Speaking to Digital Spy, Prince-Bythewood said: "It is about the audience, does the audience want to see more? Obviously, you hope an audience wants to see more."
The Old Guard is based on the comic book of the same name by Greg Rucka, the same guy who also penned the screenplay for the movie.
In the same interview, director Prince-Bythewood also revealed that The Old Guard is just the start of an originally planned trilogy.
"I know that Greg Rucka, who wrote the graphic novel in the script, he always envisioned this as a trilogy. I know where the story goes, and it's pretty great. So if the audience is eager for it, there's definitely more stories to tell," Prince-Bythewood added.
The Old Guard is still on its second week on Netflix, so if you haven't seen it yet, please beware of spoilers below.
The Old Guard follows the story of a century-old warrior Andromache of Scythia, also known as Andy.
She leads a group of immortal mercenaries and has dedicated their entire life doing what is best for humanity.
Towards the end of the film, Andy and the rest of the immortals have banished Booker from the team as a punishment for his betrayal. Andy told Booker that the rest of the immortals would meet him in the same place after a hundred years, but until then, he shall be on his own.
Booker was in mixed emotions knowing that it might be the last time he'll see Andy as they previously found out that she's finally lost her immortality and can no longer heal her wounds like she used to.
Fast forward, six months after Booker and Andy's emotional talk, Booker was greeted by Quynh, who managed to sneak into his apartment. It was not revealed how Quynh managed to escape from the metal coffin thrown at the bottom of the ocean.
If you're quick to notice details, you can see that Quynh wore a different expression on her face suggesting she no longer shares the same ideology as Andy.
This makes perfect sense if you've read Rucka's second comic book.
There's a good chance that the old guard sequel will be based on Rucka's second Old Guard comic book called Force Multiplied.
Force Multiplied also started with Quynh's return. The sequel comic book sees Quynh with an entirely different perspective. Quynh thinks that they were made immortal not to save humanity, but to make them suffer. She asks Andy to become her lover again and to join her quest to punish the world.
With the death of Harry Melling's Merrick, Quynh may be the new antagonist of the sequel.
Movie sequels often take a two-year gap before releasing on Netflix. Unfortunately, with the pandemic still going on, the production team might not be able to start filming until next year. This means we have to wait at least until 2023 for the sequel.
We're expecting to see major cast reprise their roles. Major cast members include Charlize Theron as Andy, KiKi Layne as Nile, Matthias Schoenaerts as Booker, Marwan Kenzari as Joe, and Luca Marinelli as Nicky.
Veronica Ngo will return as Quynh. It's worth noting that in the novel, Quynh's character is named Noriko and is Japanese. However, Rucka clarified that the decision for the change was Veronica's casting. Rucka said that the Vietnamese actress asked whether it's possible to change the ethnicity of her character, and Rucka was more than happy to agree. He clarified that no other character named Noriko would arrive in the sequel.