Victoria Mahoney Will Direct The Old Guard 2 For Netflix
The Old Guard 2 is officially happening. According to Deadline, Netflix has their eye on Victoria Mahoney to direct the sequel to last year’s streaming hit. Additionally, several cast members, including Charlize Theron, are closing their deals to return.
Mahoney is replacing the original film’s director, Gina Prince-Bythewood, who’s now moving on to other projects thanks to The Old Guard’s success. Previously, Mahoney made her feature directorial debut with Yelling to the Sky in 2011. She has also helmed episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, Queen Sugar, Power, and Lovecraft Country. Mahoney was also a second unit director on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Greg Rucka and artist Leandro Fernández created The Old Guard comic for Image Comics. It followed a team of immortal mercenaries led by Theron’s Andromache. Rucka also wrote the script for the film, but it’s not clear if he’s coming back for the sequel as well. In addition to Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Veronica Ngo, and Chiwetel Ejiofor will return.
“Genuinely blown backwards by the collective levels of talent, skill and savvy that went into carving The Old Guard,” said Mahoney in a new statement. “I must’ve watched it over a hundred times, and as such, cannot communicate the true measure of my excitement–being invited on The Old Guard journey alongside ferocious badasses. Ever eager to continue pushing the genre for action-loving audiences. Warmly tipping my hat to the world Gina, Charlize, Rucka, Fernández, Skydance, Netflix, Marc Evans Productions, Denver & Delilah Films and the entire Team daringly put forward.”
Netflix hasn’t shared a release window for The Old Guard 2.
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