How does the idea of Charlize Theron leading a band of age-old immortal mercenaries sound to you? What if it tossed in Matthias Schoenaerts, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and “If Beale Street Could Talk” standout Kiki Layne? Put it all together and you get “The Old Guard”, an upcoming action-superhero mashup coming to Netflix based on a Greg Rucka graphic novel.
The trailer shows Theron playing the character Andromache (Andy for short). She gathers her team of unkillable soldiers to take out a new villain bent on exploiting and weaponizing their special powers. The action looks gritty and intense, but can the movie separate itself from others which look strikingly similar? We won’t have to wait long to see.
“The Old Guard” drops on Netflix July 10th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.