THE OLD GUARD 2 Finished Filming Over A Year Ago, When Will It Be Released By Netflix?

THE OLD GUARD 2 Finished Filming Over A Year Ago, When Will It Be Released By Netflix? THE OLD GUARD 2 Finished Filming Over A Year Ago, When Will It Be Released By Netflix?

According to The Old Guard 2's Matthias Schoenaerts, filming on the Charlize Theron-led sequel wrapped over a year ago but that project was conspicuously absent from the streamer's 2024 promotional video.

By MarkJulian - Feb 24, 2024 10:02 AM EST
Filed Under: Netflix
Source: Collider

Not too long ago, Netflix released a sizzle reel for all the big projects that will hit the streamer in 2024. One conspicuously absent project was the Charlize Theron-led sequel to The Old Guard.

The 2020 film is based on a 2017 comic with the same name from Greg Rucka and  Leandro Fernández.

The first film was something of a surprise hit as its viewership numbers were (at the time) among the top 10 most-successful original launches in the platform's history. It was also favorably reviewed by critics, receiving an 80% Rotten Tomatoes approval rating, with an average aggregate score of 3.7 out of 5.

Recently, Collider caught up with Matthias Schoenaerts, who portrays Booker in the film.

When asked to give an update on the sequel, Schoenaerts stated, "We shot it approximately a year and a half ago, and I think they’re hitting the last stage of post-production. As far as I've understood, I think there's been a switch at Netflix high up. I think there's a different CEO, so that leads to a reconsidering of release, and how and when, and that's not up to me. I don’t know. But I know we’re hitting the last stage of post-production, so it’s gonna show up at some point."

With such a lengthy amount of time between installments, Netflix has to be worried that interest in the sequel will erode as viewers lose interest or forget altogether that a sequel is on the way.

For the sequel,  Uma Thurman and Henry Golding joined the cast in undisclosed roles, while Victoria Mahoney replaced Gina Prince-Bythewood as director. Greg Rucka wrote the script for the first film and the sequel.

Returning cast members include Theron as Andromache of Scythia, KiKi Layne as Nile Freeman, Marwan Kenzari as Yusuf Al-Kaysani, Luca Marinelli as Nicky/Nicolò di Genova, Matthias Schoenaerts as Booker / Sebastian Le Livre, Ngô Thanh Vân as Quynh and Chiwetel Ejiofor as James Copley.

Are you still interested in a sequel to The Old Guard or do you think too much time has passed? Let us know in the comment section below.

The Old Guard Synopsis:
Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile (KiKi Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Greg Rucka and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (LOVE & BASKETBALL, BEYOND THE LIGHTS), THE OLD GUARD is a gritty, grounded, action-packed story that shows living forever is harder than it looks.

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bobevanz - 2/24/2024, 10:26 AM
Who cares?
DocSpock - 2/24/2024, 2:09 PM
@bobevanz -

The small but very vocal niche base who love such things.
grif - 2/24/2024, 2:10 PM
@bobevanz - first ones a complete joke
MyCoolYoung - 2/24/2024, 10:27 AM
I may have to rewatch the first one again. I can’t really remember it, but I did remember enjoying it at least somewhat. Crazy how long its taken to hear anything about it
Forthas - 2/24/2024, 10:29 AM
I did not forget about this film but I also did not realize all that time had past. I don't know what production companies are behind this film but this would be a great crossover film with the upcoming Highlander series.
DocSpock - 2/24/2024, 10:38 AM

I never saw the first, but now I'm gonna watch it.

My Charlize Theron inspired lifetime boner achievement award demands it.

MotherGooseUPus - 2/24/2024, 1:58 PM
@DocSpock - 1. its a legit gooood movie that i liked alot
2. Theron is HOT and sexy in this movie. Nothing better than a sexy chick kicking ass and putting the hurt on
TheVisionary25 - 2/24/2024, 10:45 AM
I haven’t seen the first one in awhile but thought it was decent honestly , might have to rewatch it closer to the sequel’s release whenever that is.

Interested to see the new roles Uma Thurman & Henry Golding are playing in this (I’m guessing villains?).

LSHF - 2/24/2024, 3:00 PM
I enjoyed it, and even remembered how it ended, and I'm looking forward to seeing what they do next.
Blergh - 2/24/2024, 4:00 PM
They also got a finished Hulk Hogan biopic starring Chris Hemsworth in the pipeline and a bunch of finished movies and shows on the backburner.
They're waiting for the best time to release
JDL - 2/24/2024, 4:28 PM
The post production period seems over-long. Anyone have a fact-based idea as to why ?
Deklipz - 2/24/2024, 5:17 PM
@JDL - it’s likely due to the strikes offsetting the entire industry and them wanting to shift their priorities to get other things out the door first due to contracts and such. It could be that they are contractually obligated to get other shit out first.
Blergh - 2/24/2024, 5:56 PM
@JDL - holding back titles until slots are available that offer the highest revenue for the movie, I suppose.
JDL - 2/25/2024, 8:44 AM
@Deklipz - The industry stopped shooting for at least 4 months during the strike. That meant existing post production work continued and new work of that kind quickly went away. It's not unreasonable that those in production slowed things down to avoid paying out overtime but even so they were way more caught up after the strike than before.

So if post production work wasn't completed until recently someone at Netflix hit a stop switch, probably to save money until it was nearer time wheb the movie was being leased.

Unless this thing has a crap ton of CGI (doubtful) they've delayed this thing for a year and on the face of it that makes no sense. YMMV.
Deklipz - 2/25/2024, 10:49 AM
@JDL - Well, from the people that I know working in the trenches as it were, not specifically on this movie, the strikes shuffled a lot of things around and shifted priorities and schedules.

They may have just put it on the back burner to finish up things like Damsel and other more high profile things first since it’s already on deck and has had its date pushed back already. It’s easier to put something on hold that doesn’t have a date yet than something that you have to get out the door.
JDL - 2/25/2024, 10:12 PM
@Deklipz - Hmmm. That's an interesting and different take. It never occurred to me that Netflix could have requested a shift rather than this just being a general industry matter. Frankly that makes sense. Thx.
Nolanite - 2/25/2024, 4:46 AM
Why is there even an article about this?
Is it just because there was a comic book that nobody cares about or shit even knows nothing about it?
Nolanite out
Blergh - 2/25/2024, 7:46 AM
@Nolanite -

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