Uma Thurman and Henry Golding are joining the cast of The Old Guard 2.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Thurman and Golding will join returning cast members Charlize Theron, KiKiLayne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Veronica Ngo and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The Old Guard 2 is based on the comic book series by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez, which tells the story of a group of immoral warriors led by Andy (Theron) who meet a new one of their kind, Nile (Layne), as they soon find themselves suffering from repercussions from their centuries-old way of life in the modern age.
Rucka penned the script for The Old Guard 2, which will be focusing on the second arc of the comic books. Directing this installment will be Victoria Mahoney who made headlines as the first second unit director on a Star Wars film with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. She takes over for Gina Prince-Bythewood, who had to exit the sequel due to other commitments.
The Old Guard first hit Netflix on July 10th, 2020. Since its initial release, the film has remained one of the most-watched original films on the streaming service with 186 million hours watched within its first 28 days of release.
Thurman, who is best known for the Kill Bill films, is coming off the recently released Disney+ movie Hollywood Stargirl. While Crazy Rich Asians breakout, Golding, most recently toplined Snake Eyes and wrapped filming on Assassin Club, while also recently lending his voice to Star Wars: Visions.
As of this writing, there is no release date set for The Old Guard 2 on Netflix.