In one thing you’d’ve by no means believed simply six months in the past, 2020 has seen a fairly large drought of superhero films, with solely Birds of Prey and Bloodshot squeaking into theaters earlier than the coronavirus pandemic messed every thing up. Heavy hitters like Black Widow and Surprise Lady 1984 have now been kicked again to later within the yr and audiences presently face a superhero-free summer time. At the very least, on the massive display screen.
In any case, let’s not neglect that there’s a Netflix Unique superhero film premiering in July. Titled The Old Guard, it’s primarily based on Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez’s comedian of the identical identify and revolves round a bunch of mercenaries who’re truly centuries-old immortals which have unimaginable combating expertise and can even heal from any wound.
Charlize Theron stars as their chief Andromache of Scythia, also referred to as Andy, and Netflix have dropped a brand new promo as we speak – seen above – which introduces her to audiences and provides us a short overview of what to anticipate from the character. Suffice it to say, Andy seems to be like one other nice function for the Atomic Blonde star.
Born within the Western Asian Steppes within the fifth Millennium BCE, not solely is she a bounty hunter and soldier, but in addition “a revolutionary who was as soon as worshipped as a god.” Clearly, she’s not somebody to be messed with and provided that Theron has confirmed herself in action-heavy roles earlier than, we’ve bought little question that she’ll knock this one out of the park.
In truth, the few glimpses of her that we see listed below are actually tantalizing and you’ll wager that we’ll be trying out The Old Guard when it makes its means onto Netflix subsequent month. On July 10th, to be actual.