The Old Guard has found a perfect villain in Quynh. So, let’s get the character motivations and backstory addressed.
Superhero cinema has its fair share of great costumed crusaders, but arguably, a number of sub-genre offerings have fallen a little flat thanks to the villain.
Since Thanos conquered screens in Avengers: Infinity War, the bar has been raised even higher.
Fortunately, The Old Guard doesn’t have much to worry about moving forward with potential sequels.
Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, this 2020 film is being championed by Netflix audiences for its approach to characterisation and outstanding action spectacle.
In classic superhero fashion, a new villain is set up at the end of the film and we can expect big things…
The Old Guard: Quynh is the perfect villain
It all started with Andromache of Scythia, or Andy in the film. In the comics we learn that she was born as far back as 4500 BC.
She was part of a tribe of warriors but was betrayed and then resurrected, later saving her tribe. Although she stayed there for many years, she later left after experiencing recurring dreams involving a mysterious woman.
On her travels she later discovers the woman: Noriko. In the film, this is Quynh.
She was part of the team but was tragically trapped and plunged into the sea during the witch trials.
Andy promised never to stop searching for her fallen comrade, but of course, after many years the search eventually ceased. It makes her the perfect villain for a sequel as she’ll surely hold a personal grudge and shares a history with the characters.
On the other hand, her motivations aren’t limited to seeking revenge against Andy…
This isn’t exactly addressed and considered in the film’s ending, but as ScreenRant highlights, she has big plans for destruction. The Old Guard: Force Multiplied comic informs readers that she believes humanity must suffer and that the immortals were specially chosen to bring about carnage.
We can expect the sequel – if given the go-ahead – to explore and expand upon this.
Fans can’t wait for more Quynh!
A number of viewers have already flocked to Twitter to express how excited they’d be to see Van Veronica Ngo reprise the role of Quynh.
Check out a selection of tweets:
Van Veronica Ngo: Previous roles
Not only is Quynh the perfect villain, but the character is perfectly cast too!
Netflix audiences will have also seen Van Veronica Ngo recently in Da 5 Bloods (she played Hanoi Hannah), Spike Lee’s latest.
Other film roles include Furie (Hai Phuong), Bright (Tien), Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (Paige Tico), The Tailor (Thanh Mai), Tam Cam: The Untold Story (The Stepmother) and more.
We can’t wait to see what she does with the character.
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