On Prince-Bythewood's team was also Terilyn A. Shropshire, the first Black woman to edit a comic-book-themed movie. Her VFX supervisor was Sara Bennett, who is one of only two women to have ever won an Oscar in VFX, for the 2014 film Ex Machina.
The action film, which stars Charlize Theron as the leader of a team of immortal fighters, began streaming on Netflix July 10 and saw 72 million households tune in during its first week of release. The Oscar-winning actress, 44, was shocked by the overwhelming reception.
“It’s pretty nutty, right?” Theron recently told Variety, reacting to the number of people who have seen it. “It’s pretty crazy.”
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But the huge success doesn't mean they're thinking about a sequel just yet, even though the ending of the film sets up an intriguing new storyline.
“We’re still pushing this one out,” Theron said. “Let’s have a little resting period, but just given the fact that all of us really want to do it, I’m sure when it’s the right time, we’ll start the conversation.”
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The film also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Harry Melling, Marwan Kenzari, Matthias Schoenaerts, Luca Marinelli and Veronica Ngo.
The Old Guard is available to stream on Netflix.
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