Army of the Dead 2 has been confirmed — however it’s not coming for some time. Zack Snyder will return to direct and write the sequel to Army of the Dead with the primary chapter’s co-writer Shay Hatten, however solely after he is accomplished along with his Star Wars and Akira Kurosawa-inspired sci-fi journey film Rebel Moon, which matches into manufacturing in early 2022. Both these titles — Army of the Dead 2 and Rebel Moon — are a part of a brand new first-look movie deal arrange by Snyder at Netflix, alongside spouse and producing companion Deborah Snyder, and govt Wesley Coller. Together, they run the manufacturing outfit The Stone Quarry Productions.
The Hollywood Reporter brings phrase of Snyder’s new expanded deal at Netflix, with affirmation straight from the horse’s mouth. Deborah stated: “For us, it was so important to find a partnership that was based on mutual respect. The creative process works best when everybody trusts each other, and you can take chances and be creative. For us, we don’t usually play it safe. The content we make is a little bit edgier. And I think it’s important to have a good partnership and hear each other. And Netflix has given us a lot of freedom. But they’ve also embraced the idea of trying new things and not necessarily waiting for a success before moving ahead.”
Army of the Dead is already on its method to turn into a franchise. A prequel movie, Army of Thieves (centred on Matthias Schweighöfer’s Army of the Dead character Dieter) is due on Netflix later in 2021. There’s additionally the anime spin-off sequence, Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, which follows the Army of the Dead’s principal forged earlier than the occasions of the movie. Snyder will direct episodes of Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, slated to premiere in early 2022 on Netflix. The streaming service will take that strategy to Rebel Moon too, with sequels and sequence already being deliberate.
This may appear untimely, however Netflix’s religion in Snyder appears to be paying off. Netflix revealed that Army of the Dead was watched by 75 million member households within the first 28 days after its launch in May. That made Army of the Dead one among Netflix’s high 10 films of all time, following Chris Hemsworth’s Extraction (99 million), Sandra Bullock-led Bird Box (89 million), Mark Wahlberg’s Spenser Confidential (85 million), Ryan Reynolds-led 6 Underground (83 million), Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in Murder Mystery (83 million), Charlize Theron’s The Old Guard (78 million), Millie Bobby Brown-led Enola Holmes (76 million), and Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Project Power (75 million).
“I’ve known Zack and Deb for years and was fortunate to be part of Dawn of the Dead, his first film,” Netflix movie chief Scott Stuber stated in a ready assertion. “I have since had the privilege of watching his career grow and see the evolving impact of his work. To see him return to his roots with Army of the Dead, which is now one of our most popular films, and build a world out of these characters with the upcoming Army of Thieves and anime series, is amazing to see. We’ve only scratched the surface of what’s still to come and create with Zack, Deb, Wes and everyone at Stone Quarry.”
Before this Netflix deal, The Stone Quarry was beforehand arrange at Warner Bros., the place Snyder delivered the 2007 motion epic 300, the 2009 superhero film Watchmen, the 2010 animated fantasy Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, the 2011 fantasy motion Sucker Punch, the 2013 Superman movie Man of Steel, the 2016 follow-up Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the 2017 mash-up Justice League, which was become Justice League Snyder Cut earlier this 12 months for HBO Max. As a part of the deal, Snyder additionally produced 300: Rise of an Empire, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman 1984.