Victoria Mahoney Signs Up As Director Of The Old Guard 2
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Victoria Mahoney Is Officially the Director for The Old Guard 2

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BY September 3, 2021

The dry spell of film releases caused by the coronavirus pandemic was much shorter than we had anticipated. However, the early summer of 2020 still felt like a time where we would have watched anything just because it was new. When The Old Guard dropped on July 10th, 2020, we flocked to our laptops to watch a woman-led, woman-directed comic book adaptation and were more than pleased with the results. The Old Guard 2 is on its way, and Victoria Mahoney will be its director.

Victoria Mahoney Signs Up As Director Of The Old Guard 2

The Old Guard gave us an insightful story on the triumphs and terribleness of immortality. Based on Greg Rucka’s comic book, we follow Andy (Charlize Theron, who also produces the film), a warrior who has been dealing with the atrocities of humankind for centuries. She is joined by a team of fellow fighters that are fed up with the world around them. When KiKi Layne’s Nile Freeman, a U.S. Marine, finds herself surviving death, she joins Andy’s group and realizes just how valued immortality is.

Kiki Layne The Old Guard - director for the old guard 2 news Kiki Layne in The Old Guard | Image via Netflix

A sequel was already an inviting idea after the first film. There were more than a few loose ends that we’d like to see sorted, including the future of Booker (Matthias Schoenaerts) and Quynh (Van Veronica Ngo.) And with an entire endless future ahead of the main characters, there is no limit to what they can get up to.

The Old Guard 2 will see Victoria Mahoney take over as director, grabbing the chair from Gina Prince-Bythewood. Mahoney is an exciting choice. Her experience includes everything from working as the second unit director on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and directing episodes of acclaimed shows like You and Lovecraft Country. So, we can’t wait to see what shape the Netflix sequel takes under her direction.

The Old Guard is currently streaming on Netflix, watch this space for word on the release window for the sequel.

Did you miss The Old Guard last summer? It’s not too late to stream it! Check out our review of the film and start getting ready for the next one with us. And in the meantime, let us know what you think about the choice for the new director on The Old Guard 2!

Featured image via Netflix.


Meghan Hale is the kind of movie lover that has a "must watch" that is a mile long... and growing. When she isn't talking about the latest film and television news she is writing one of her many in-process novels, screaming film trivia at anybody who will listen, and working as a mental health care professional. Follow her on Twitter @meghanrhale for some fun theories and live reactions to all things entertainment.

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