Netflix's latest action film, The Old Guard, hit the streaming service on Friday and it's already topped the most-watched list. Fans are loving the movie and have taken to Twitter to praise its star, Charlize Theron. However, the iconic actor isn't the only thing earning the movie a lot of buzz. Between having a diverse cast and it being the first comic book adaptation to be directed by a Black woman (Gina Prince-Bythewood), the movie is garnering a lot of attention. Not only is the cast diverse, but it also features a prominent gay couple who are not only allowed to be affectionate onscreen but who are also incredibly badass warriors. The rarity of a couple like this in an action movie has caught the attention of many viewers, who have taken to Twitter to express their love for the characters played by Luca Marinelli and Marwan Kenzari.
Before reading some of the best tweets from new Nicky and Joe stans, you can check out a clip of their most iconic moment below. “When they say love is eternal, they're talking about Joe and Nicky,” @NetflixFilm tweeted.
When they say love is eternal, they're talking about Joe and Nicky. pic.twitter.com/QIx9hMgazR— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) July 11, 2020
Here are some of the best posts to hit Twitter from fans who are obsessed with The Old Guard's perfect couple...
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I want an entire movie about Joe and Nicky. Two men who have been in love for over 800 years and are absolutely adorable together. I would die for them. Thank you for this relationship Netflix. #MakeAllTheGaysImmortal2020 #TheOldGuard pic.twitter.com/a73joMel9Q— Diana McCallum (@WordsOfDiana) July 11, 2020
Can't Stop Thinking About Them
...and what’s important about this depiction is that we actually see them being physically affectionate with each other - not mentioned in passing. #TheOldGuard makes it very clear. pic.twitter.com/4Z3mSZGJXa— Rebecca Theodore-Vachon (@FilmFatale_NYC) July 12, 2020
Can't Get Enough
"He's the moon when I'm lost in darkness and warmth when I shiver in cold.
And his kiss still thrills me, even after a millennia."
"I love this man beyond measure and reason.
He's not my boyfriend.July 12, 2020
I watched #TheOldGuard for the plot
the plot: pic.twitter.com/mw0Oc4hyil— Enricoh Alfonzo (@Alfonzowords2) July 10, 2020
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We Need a Prequel
I want a full #TheOldGuard prequel with Joe and Nicky falling in love during the crusades...like, they were mortal enemies who k*lled each other numerous times and now they're incredible in love and devoted to each other in the present...I deserve to watch their love story! pic.twitter.com/voguEH71FB— 𝐣𝐚𝐲 | watch the old guard (@stormbornlover) July 11, 2020
Netflix needs to do a prequel series for #TheOldGuard about Joe and Nicky meeting, killing each other, figuring out their immortality together, and falling in love during the crusades.
I want to see how they became the greatest couple in history. Literally. pic.twitter.com/ssS2hLJOHT— Walt (@UberKryptonian) July 11, 2020
We Need to Know More
Nicky: I was thinking about Malta
Joe: What time Malta?
Joe: Oh, THAT time in Malta
Me, wondering what happened in Malta: pic.twitter.com/kgRseIKaxj— tested positive... for loving nathan beaulieu (@nathanbuelly) July 11, 2020
This Movie Has It All
Went into #TheOldGuard for the "plot" (Charlize Theron with an Axe), stayed for the LGBT+ relationship, strong black female lead, frankly BRILLIANT storyline, fantastic action scenes, POC female director and THE CUTEST DANG GAY COUPLE IVE EVER SEEN. Stan the Old Guard. K thx pic.twitter.com/u66qbjKxnW— Robyn Wilson (@sherlockrobyn) July 11, 2020
Give Us a Sequel, Netflix
#TheOldGuard has everything— The Arbiter of Gay🌈 (@ablackmccreary) July 12, 2020
A dark skin black woman lead
The first black woman to direct a comic book film
GO WATCH IT PLEASE SO I CAN GET A SEQUEL pic.twitter.com/D9sKFvJgms