Charlize Theron Reveals That An Atomic Blonde Sequel Is In The Works

Charlize Theron, the star of Atomic Blonde, has said that they’re working on a sequel to the female-led action movie.

Atomic Blonde was a movie I was really looking forward to at the time. I loved the idea of a kickass female-led action movie starring the always incredible Charlize Theron alongside the equally brilliant James McAvoy, directed by one of John Wick’s co-directors, David Leitch. Alas, the film was a bit of a letdown. Personally, I found it a bit stale. There just wasn’t much plot for me to really latch onto, which was a shame since it had so much promise. However, I will say that I loved the neon lighting (I’m a real sucker for neon).

That said, the film did relatively well at the box office, and there’s an appetite for a John Wick-esque movie led by a woman. Atomic Blonde was almost there for me, but not quite. However, there’s certainly room to expand and this could end up becoming quite a lucrative franchise for Theron.

Charlize Theron wants to kick some ass again in Atomic Blonde 2!

Charlize Theron wants to kick some ass again in Atomic Blonde 2!

During an interview with IndieWire, the actress was asked whether we could expect an Atomic Blonde sequel, to which she answered: “We’re working on a sequel.” Short and to the point. I like it. There’s never any messing about with Theron. However, I can’t help but think this is the wrong vehicle for her to pursue.

Despite all the issues with Tom Hardy and the problematic shoot, I felt that her performance and character in Mad Max: Fury Road was far more exciting and far more deserving of a sequel than her Atomic Blonde super spy. We’ve seen so many films like Atomic Blonde (John Wick 1,2, and the upcoming 3 for instance). I just think it’s a shame to leave such a well-rounded character like Imperator Furiosa behind.

Theron has been showing a real flair for action movies, having starred in Mad Max: Fury Road, then Fast & Furious 8 and finally Atomic Blonde. I hope she keeps it up because she’s a really captivating screen presence and lends herself well to the action genre.

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