‘The Old Guard’ teases Charlize Theron’s latest action role

'The Old Guard' teases Charlize Theron's latest action role

The Old Guard will be the latest superhero movie to hit Netflix. It stars Charlize Theron in another action role.

Charlize Theron proves once again that she is one of Hollywood’s top action stars in the movie The Old Guard. She will play Andy, who leads an immortal group of mercenaries that will take on an emergency mission.

The movie’s trailer shows Andy training new member Nile (played by KiKi Layne). Viewers are then treated to a series of scenes where the group battles villains.

The upcoming film will also star Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor. Harry Potter star Harry Melling and Vietnamese actress Veronica Ngo also joined the cast in undisclosed roles.

The Old Guard movie details

The Old Guard has been in development since 2017. Skydance Media and Netflix had to enter a co-financing agreement to make the film.

The Netflix movie will serve as an adaptation of the comic book of the same name by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez. Gina Prince-Bythewood will direct the superhero action flick.

Charlize Theron solidifies action star reputation

Theron has built her reputation as an action star in the past few years, according to a report. The Oscar winner focused on doing action movies after her return from a two-year acting hiatus that ended in 2011.

She memorably played Imperator Furiosa on Mad Max: Fury Road. The character immediately became one of the most influential feminist heroes in cinema. As a result, she received critical acclaim for her performance in the sci-fi action movie.

The Netflix movie will be Theron’s first all-out action flick since 2017. It was that year when she appeared on both Atomic Blonde and The Fate of the Furious.

Theron on refusing to work because of COVID-19

Now that filming for The Old Guard is done, Charlize Theron said that she would not be filming anytime soon. In an interview, the Mad Max: Fury Road actress said she worries about passing the COVID-19 virus to her children.

I don’t know if I personally will go back to work anytime soon. I have two small kids. I’ve had these recurring dreams—or terrors, I should say—that I somehow stupidly got it and brought it back to my kids. I don’t want to mess with this stuff. I feel like there’s a sense of responsibility on everybody’s part to just realize that.

The Old Guard will start streaming on Netflix on Friday, July 10. Charlize Theron will also reprise her Fast and the Furious role as Cipher on F9.

Images courtesy of Netflix/YouTube Screenshot

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