"I love The Old Guard and the story and characters I was honored to put into the world. It was exciting to disrupt the genre," said Prince-Bythewood in a statement, per Deadline. "I have decided not to direct the sequel, but will stay on as a producer. I leave our franchise in good hands as my girl Vic Mahoney takes on this next chapter."
"Genuinely blown backwards by the collective levels of talent, skill and savvy that went into carving The Old Guard,