Calling all comedian e-book followers: Netflix simply dropped what is certain to be your newest obsession. Primarily based on the comedian e-book of the identical identify, The Outdated Guard tells the story of 4 centuries-old immortals secretly working to guard humanity, who – simply once they uncover one other immortal – notice their secret powers have been uncovered. The ultimate scene within the film undoubtedly suggests a possible sequel, however does that imply followers are going to get one? In keeping with The Outdated Guard creator Greg Rucka and director Gina Prince-Bythewood, there is a good likelihood we’ll get not only one sequel, however two.
In 2017, the primary five-issue miniseries of The Outdated Guard, subtitled Opening Fireplace, was printed, and it wasn’t lengthy earlier than followers have been hooked. Although Opening Fireplace (like Netflix’s adaptation) works as a standalone narrative, Rucka knew the story wasn’t over. He teamed up with artist Leandro Fernandez once more for the second five-issue quantity of The Outdated Guard, subtitled Drive Multiplied, and the cocreators plan to launch a yet-untitled third and ultimate quantity. Rucka defined to Looper that – whereas Netflix hasn’t but ordered any sequels – there’s extra to the story, and he’d like to see it come to life. “There’s extra to inform, and there is questions that we wish to reply,” Rucka mentioned. “However proper now, I gotta inform you this: If that is all we get, I’m going to be a really joyful man.”
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Director Prince-Bythewood expressed the same sentiment, saying that it’s as much as the viewers (and to Netflix) whether or not or not they wish to see extra. “It’s in regards to the viewers. Does the viewers wish to see extra? Clearly you hope an viewers needs to see extra,” she defined to Digital Spy. The director additionally revealed to Leisure Weekly that she and Rucka have plans for 2 extra movies in thoughts, and if folks needed to see extra, then she could be excited about delivering. “The graphic novel itself is a trilogy,” she mentioned. “The place the story goes is fairly phenomenal, so if the viewers is for it, I feel we’re as properly.”
After spending two years filming the primary film, Prince-Bythewood is not positive she’d be prepared to leap proper right into a sequel. When requested by Collider whether or not she’d wish to direct the doable second and third movies, she mentioned, “I might actually have to consider that. It has been two years, and simply popping out of it now, I am looking forward to a relaxation. I might most likely really feel two methods about it. If it continues on, I used to be the primary that established it, however it could most likely additionally bug me and I might be like, ‘Nile would not do this!’ So, I simply do not know.”
Fortunately, it looks like the solid is recreation. Charlize Theron (who performs Andy) advised Complete Movie, “We went into this speaking about [a sequel] as a chance, and it is undoubtedly one thing that excites us.” Whereas chatting with Digital Spy, Matthias Schoenaerts (who performs Booker) mentioned, “We’re able to go,” with Luca Marinelli (who performs Nicky) including that “after all” they’re excited about reprising their roles. The ball is in your court docket now, Netflix.