KEY POINTS

  • Charlize Theron's Netflix movie "The Old Guard" is likely to spawn sequels
  • According to the director, they are open to making sequels based on the demand from the audience
  • "The Old Guard" writer and the director designed the film to start a trilogy

Charlize Theron’s Netflix movie “The Old Guard” could get a sequel and the director is willing to do it.

Theron’s action-fantasy movie is at the top spot of Netflix’s chart in the United States since it was released on July 10. According to Indie Wire, it is very likely for the movie to score sequels because aside from its success, the film was designed to start a trilogy by writer Greg Rucka.

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood was asked about a potential sequel and she said that she’s open to doing it. She admitted that she and Rucka have two more films in mind.

“The graphic novel itself is a trilogy,” she told Entertainment Weekly.

“Where the story goes is pretty phenomenal, so if the audience is for it, I think we are as well.”

Prince-Bythewood also ended “The Old Guard” with a cliffhanger. Booker (Matthias Schoenaerts) was exiled for 100 years after betraying his team, a group of immortals. Six months later, he went inside his apartment and found an unexpected guest Quynh (Veronica Ngo), Andy’s (Theron) original partner.

The team has been searching for Quynh for years after she was cast into the ocean inside an iron coffin. It remains intriguing how Quynh returned and located Booker. Also, based on their conversation, it was the first time Quynh and Booker met.

"It's nice to finally meet you," Quynh told Booker in one scene.

When asked about the ending of the film, Prince-Bythewood credited it back to their original plan for a trilogy.

“It was part of the graphic novel, and I always loved it because I felt there would have been a hole, if it didn’t end the way it did. There’s always a fear because you don’t want to annoy an audience. I know how I feel when things are left open, but for me, we told the story. It does have a beginning, middle, and end,” the director explained to Collider.

“And then, there is a hint and a possibility of more, but that’s absolutely up to the audience. Greg has always envisioned this as a trilogy. I know where the story is going and it’s pretty dope. So, if the audience wants more, there’s certainly more story to tell.”

“The Old Guard” also stars KiKi Layne, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

South African Oscar-winner Charlize Theron collected the 33rd annual American Cinematheque Award at a Beverly Hills gala South African Oscar-winner Charlize Theron collected the 33rd annual American Cinematheque Award at a Beverly Hills gala Photo: AFP / VALERIE MACON