'The Old Guard' sequel to feature Vietnamese star

By Dang Khoa   July 3, 2021 | 05:30 pm PT
'The Old Guard' sequel to feature Vietnamese star
Hollywood star Charlize Theron and Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van (R) on the set of The Old Guard. Photo courtesy of Van.
"The Old Guard" sequel will feature Vietnamese actress and film producer Ngo Thanh Van alongside Hollywood star Charlize Theron.

After her short appearance in the first installment, Van assured fans via Facebook on Friday of a comeback and additional screen time during the sequel, promising way more action.

Earlier this week, entertainment website Variety reported the script for the Netflix adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name is done and the sequel will start rolling in the first quarter of 2022.

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood confirmed "The Old Guard" would be a trilogy, in which the second installment, "The Old Guard: Force Multiplied", would feature Van’s character returning and heavily affected by her time spent in confinement, harboring deep hatred for humanity.

Theron plays main protagonist Andromache "Andy" of Scythia while Van plays Quynh, both team members of an immortal warrior squad with regenerative healing capacity.

In a recent interview with martial arts and action cinema news entertainment website Maaction Cinema, the American director said: "Part 2 will stick to the original novel. According to what author Greg (Rucka) wrote, Quynh’s rise will cause many problems. Besides, there are side stories that bring trouble around the world, a villain is not immortal, so it’s a really great balance between the two sides."

"The Old Guard" is an action drama that tells the story of a team of centuries-old immortal mercenaries forced into battle after their extraordinary abilities were exposed.

Centuries prior to when the story takes place, Quynh was captured by priests, branded a witch and thrown into the sea inside an iron coffin, continually forced to drown ever since due to her immortality. Van was featured for around three minutes out of the film’s entire 124 minutes.

Ngo Thanh Van, aka Veronica Ngo, is a Vietnamese actress, singer and model.

Prior to "The Old Guard," she also appeared in four other Hollywood projects - "Da 5 Bloods" in 2020, "Bright" and "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" in 2017, and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny" in 2016.

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