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Sure, Wonder Woman's Diana Prince may have been the female hero to beat at the box office over the summer of 2017, but other lethal ladies got a chance to kick some serious ass on the big screen as well. Chief among these was Atomic Blonde's Lorraine Broughton, who once again proved that Charlize Theron is one of the best action heroines working today. The film ended with a tease for more adventures in the Atomic Blonde universe, and now it looks like that may actually happen. In fact, during an appearance at the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Mad Max: Fury Road actress addressed the possibility of a sequel to Atomic Blonde and said:
We're working on a sequel.
That's not much to go by, but it does seem to promise that there are plans in place to continue Lorraine Broughton's secretive journey through the Cold War spy landscape. At the end of the first movie, we learn which side of the war she is truly on, and that notable narrative reveal could easily feed into the story of another installment in this world.
Charlize Theron's remarks during her appearance at the San Francisco International Film Festival (via IndieWire) help reinforce the notion that there's more room for a brand-new story in this Cold War world. Having said that, "We're working on a sequel" still implies that the project is in the early stages of development, which means that we have very little knowledge of where this film will take Lorraine's story. The ending of the original obviously provides us with some clues, but we won't know more about the sequel until it makes its next steps.
Now it's a matter of wondering what talent will return behind the camera as well. Director David Leitch has become widely regarded as one of Hollywood's best action filmmakers since the debut of John Wick back in 2014, and his work on Atomic Blonde only reinforced that quality of his skill. Now, with the director about to deliver Deadpool 2 and officially locked in as the filmmaker behind the upcoming Hobbs and Shaw Fast and Furious spinoff, we need to wait and see if he will return for Atomic Blonde 2 alongside Theron. He has said that he wants to, but only time will tell if he can.
After all, it's no secret that some of the best moments in Atomic Blonde are the well-staged fight sequences. Check out one example, below.
On that note, make sure to keep an eye out for more updates related to Atomic Blonde 2 as they become available. For now, you can catch Charlize Theron in Jason Reitman's new film, Tully, in theaters on May 4.