Based on how well The Old Guard is doing, everyone is expecting a sequel and its very own writer is reportedly ready for when it gets approved.
Netflix received another blockbuster hit with The Old Guard. Reports have it, the movie is officially one of the streaming platform’s biggest movie ever.
Netflix echoed such a report in a previous tweet—announcing The Old Guard as part of the Top 10 “Most Popular”—also recognizing the milestone that the movie’s director, Gina Prince-Bythewood, is the first Black female director to be part of the list.
THE OLD GUARD is breaking records! The Charlize Theron blockbuster is already among the top 10 most popular Netflix films ever — and Gina Prince-Bythewood is the first Black female director on the list.
The film is currently on track to reach 72M households in its first 4 weeks! pic.twitter.com/pM8vOTNa6m
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) July 18, 2020
The Old Guard 2 disccusion
Based on how the first movie ended, it was obvious that a sequel won’t be too far behind. There might be more to Nile dreaming about Quynh and her conveniently showing up six months later in Booker’s hideout.
But unlike The Kissing Booth, Netflix did not immediately confirm a follow-up title to the movie franchise for The Old Guard. Nevertheless, the people behind the successful action-packed Charlize Theron-blockbuster is ready to make The Old Guard 2 happen.
Accordingly, in a recent interview with DisccussingFilm, the movie’s writer, Greg Rucka, confers that discussions are already happening for the sequel, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
“There have been discussions, nothing is confirmed, and I don’t think there will be a decision made as to whether or not another one is in the offering for a while yet. The decision to make another one is going to be made by people who are far outside of my lane. If they decide to do another one, I am absolutely there for it,” says Rucka.
— The Old Guard (@oldguardmovie) July 31, 2020
Does the movie need a sequel?
Although Rucka is all set for a sequel, he says that the “movie does not demand a sequel.”
He further explained:
“It’s not a story where you reach the end and they’ve actually hit an end. The movie has a resolution and I think that it’s a very satisfying one as a result. There’s more you can do, and the movie absolutely opens the possibility for that, but it doesn’t demand it. It doesn’t say, ‘Oh, this will only make sense if we do another one!’ “
Well, with Quynh out from the unknown waters and shows up with the knowledge of others like her and Andy even existing, viewers may want to demand answers to that cliffhanger. Not to mention, the story following the formation of an alliance that Andy and the others have made with Copley—the ex-CIA who originally sold them to Merrick.
Reports did say that Rucka has imagined The Old Guard to be a trilogy. All there is left to do is wait for that green light.
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