Dinsey villains Marwan Kenzari and Chiwetel Ejiofor have joined forces for The Old Guard on Netflix. They will star alongside Bombshell star Charlize Theron.

Charlize Theron starrer The Old Guard will feature Disney villains Marwan Kenzari and Chiwetel Ejiofor in its star cast. Source: Commons.Wikimedia and Wikipedia
The Old Guard will feature Disney villains Marwan Kenzari and Chiwetel Ejiofor in its star cast.
Source: Commons.Wikimedia and Wikipedia

Gina Prince-Bythewood is bringing a superhero film The Old Guard to Netflix. And it features the Bombshell star Charlize Theron as its lead face. The Old Guard will feature several talented actors alongside Theron. And two of them are prestigious Disney villains. Marwan Kenzari and Chiwetel Ejiofor will both appear in important roles in The Old Guard. Here is an insight into what they’ll be doing in the movie.

Aladdin’s Marwan Kenzari Will Play a Crusader In The Old Guard

In The Old Guard, Marwan Kenzari will play the role of Joe. Originally called Yusuf Al-Kaysani, Kenzari’s Joe has been around since the Crusades. During the age, he heroically fought Luca Marinelli’s Nicolo di Genova aka Nicky. Ironically, in modern-day, the two are lovers.

Marwan Kenzari  will join Charlize Theron in The Old Guard. He is famous for his role of Jafar in Aladdin (2019). Source: Commons.Wikimedia
Marwan Kenzari will join Charlize Theron in The Old Guard. He is famous for his role of Jafar in Aladdin (2019). Source: Commons.Wikimedia

Marwan Kenzari grew wildly popular after his villainous act in Aladdin. The actor, of course, has several other acting credits. He has even appeared in The Murder on the Orient Express. But his acting chops in Aladdin were quite impressive. Marwan Kenzari starred as Jafar, a power-hungry, shrewd sorcerer.

Marwan Kenzari has also done several films in his homeland. He is currently filming a movie ‘De Oost‘ in Turkey.

Chiwetel Ejiofor Will Play an Ex-CIA Officer in The Old Guard on Netflix

Chiwetel Ejiofor will star in The Old Guard as James Copley. Copley is an ex-CIA officer who hires Charlize Theron and her group of immortals for a rescue mission. Copley is wary of their mysterious behavior and begins investigating the group. Chiwetel Ejiofor Will play a mortal human. While Charlize Theron and Marwan Kenzari will feature as immortal mercenaries.

Chiwetel Ejiofor voiced the live-action version of Scar in Disney's Lion King remake . Source: Wikipedia
Chiwetel Ejiofor voiced the live-action version of Scar in Disney’s Lion King remake . Source: Wikipedia

Chiwetel Ejiofor is best known for his performance as Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave. But he is also a familiar face in Disney fantasy films. Ejiofor recently played Conall in Maleficient: Misstress of Evil. And before that, he voiced the iconic evil lion Scar in Disney’s live-action Lion King remake. Chiwetel Ejiofor even has a Black Reel Award for voicing Scar, the disloyal brother of Mufasa; he seeks his throne and plots to kill him.

Apart from The Old Guard, Chiwetel Ejiofor is also working on several other projects. The actor will soon appear in the sci-fi movie Infinite.


The Old Guard is an eponymous adaptation of Greg Rucka’s memorable comics. It follows Theron’s Andy and her gang of immortal hirelings in their quest to protect the world. The mercenaries have protected the Earth for centuries. But suddenly, someone mysteriously learns about their superpowers.

Marwan Kenzari and Chiwetel Ejiofor’s The Old Guard will be available to stream on Netflix July 10, 2020.

The Old Guard starring Charlize Theron, Marwan Kenzari, and Chiwetel Ejiofor will premiere on Netflix July 21.