Charlize Theron stars in the film adaptation of The Old Guard, coming soon to Netflix.

Charlize Theron is one of those actresses whose beauty seems to defy the passage of time, and in The Old Guard, a new blockbuster action movie coming to Netflix, she plays a literal immortal. Just think more mercenary-for-hire than Highlander, although there are likely to be thematic similarities with the latter. The streaming giant seems to be leaning hard into action movies with big-name stars, given this film and last month's megahit, Extraction, starring Chris Hemsworth.

(Mild spoilers for the comics below.)

Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love and Basketball), the film is an adaptation of the comic of the same name by Eisner-award-winning author Greg Rucka (Lazarus, Wonder Woman), with art by Leandro Fernández (Deadpool, Punisher: MAX). The main protagonist is Andromache of Scythia, aka Andy, who is trapped in an immortal life for centuries, for some mysterious reason.

Along with a few fellow immortals—including Joe and Nicky, who fought on opposite sides during the Crusades—she takes on high-risk assignments for well-heeled clients over the centuries. As Andy begins training a young, new immortal named Nile, the group faces a new threat in the form of a wealthy businessman who learns of their existence and wants to gain eternal life for himself.

  • Immortal mercenaries for hire. YouTube/Netflix
  • Andy (Charlize Theron) and Booker (Matthias Schoenaerts) on a mission. YouTube/Netflix
  • Marwan Kenzari plays Joe. YouTube/Netflix
  • What happens when immortals are gunned down? YouTube/Netflix
  • They're very hard to kill. YouTube/Netflix
  • Nile (KiKi Layne) is a new immortal recruit. YouTube/Netflix
  • Nile learns a bit about the group's colorful past. YouTube/Netflix
  • Andy in World War I. YouTube/Netflix
  • A flashback to a more superstitious time? YouTube/Netflix
  • Hanging suspected witches. YouTube/Netflix
  • It's hard to stay incognito in the selfie-obsessed 21st century. YouTube/Netflix
  • Yes, that is a slimmed-down Harry Melling, who once played Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter films. YouTube/Netflix
  • Luca Marinelli plays Nicky. YouTube/Netflix
  • Andy and Nile make a great fighting team. YouTube/Netflix
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