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Charlize Theron to Return in Sequel to Movieguide®-Award Nominated THE OLD GUARD 

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Charlize Theron to Return in Sequel to Movieguide®-Award Nominated THE OLD GUARD 

By Movieguide® Staff

Actress Charlize Theron recently confirmed to Variety that she would reprise her role as Andy sequel to her 2020 action-thriller THE OLD GUARD.

Theron, 45, revealed that the script for the new movie is complete and that filming will begin next year. 

Movieguide® recognized THE OLD GUARD as one of the Top Ten Movies for Mature Audiences in 2020 due to its redemptive elements such as faith, friendship, and evil being brought to justice. 

A portion of Movieguide®’s review reads

THE OLD GUARD follows a group of independent soldiers who can self-heal from any injury, which makes them significantly older than they appear. For obvious reasons, the soldiers try to stay under the radar while they travel the world helping other people. After a setup, the group learns that many people are hot on their trail, looking to exploit their abilities for personal gain. Andy (short for Andromeda) is the group’s ringleader. She tries to protect her team at all costs, but will her old age and the conflict take its toll?

THE OLD GUARD is one of Netflix’s more engaging original movies. The characters have compelling backstories. Also, the movie has a strong moral worldview with positive Christian elements. One of the good guys is a Christian who affirms her belief in God, even when someone says otherwise. Also, one character’s jaded attitude causes her to lose faith in humanity, but the Christian character seems to give her hope. MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution for THE OLD GUARD because of lots of foul language, two homosexual characters and intense, bloody action violence.

While THE OLD GUARD is not suitable for family viewing or children due to its violence, language, and featuring two homosexual characters, the redemptive qualities make up the foundation of the story and warranted a nomination. 

Movieguide® previously reported

As the soldiers go about their lives, they find another self-healing woman, Nile, who is a Christian. Nile affirms her belief in God, even when someone says otherwise. She wears a cross around her neck and asserts that her God lives.

Meanwhile, Andy (Charlize Theron) has a jaded attitude after her years of seeing evil and suffering in the world. Positively, Nile’s steadfast faith gives Andy a sense of hope, even when their circumstances seem bleak.

THE OLD GUARD also has a strong moral pull. The soldiers do good deeds through their hundreds of years of life which contribute to major progress in the world…

For the Christian viewer, one can’t help but see the imagery that points back to Jesus in how these characters love one another.