The 2021 American zombie heist film "Army of the Dead," directed by Zack Snyder, was released in some theatres and on Netflix in May 2021. Even though the movie didn’t reach its target revenue from the theatres, Netflix viewers went gaga over it and left rave reviews.
If you’ve watched the film and loved it, well, there's good news in store for you! This newest zombie film is all set to turn into a series. If reports are to be believed, the planning for a sequel and a prequel for the movie is underway.
Let’s try to find out more.
What Could the Sequel Hold?
Zack and Deborah Snyder (the director and producer couple behind "Army of the Dead") could never have anticipated the response they received from Netflix when they approached it with their film. The streaming service offered them the guaranteed chance to transform the movie into a franchise.
Talking about it excitedly, Deborah revealed that even though she and her husband had many ideas in mind, they hadn’t made an official announcement regarding anything yet.
But it does put us as fans in a dilemma. What could a sequel to the movie hold?
If you've watched it, you must be aware that it starts by introducing a band of thieves led by Dave Bautista (aka Scott Ward), who has an estranged daughter, Ella Purnell (aka Kate Ward), as they conduct a high-profile casino vault heist.
Through their encounters with zombies and amidst high-powered action scenes typical of any zombie movie, the film ended, leaving almost every crew member dead, except Vanderohe, who's surprisingly a survivor. He moves to Utah with a bag of cash, but before he lands, he discovers that he will be landing at his final destination as a zombie!
Vanderohe’s chosen haven might be where the sequel is set. But of course, with super creative minds like the Snyders at the helm, who knows what exactly will be served to the audience!
In addition to commissioning a sequel, Netflix also gave the green signal to a couple of prequels for the film, which include a movie (Army of the Thieves) and an anime series (Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas). While "Army of the Thieves" is supposed to be a rom-com, quite unlike a typical Zombie movie, "Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas" will hold the answers and backdrop viewers seek.
Wrapping It up
"Army of the Dead" is Zack Snyder’s best movie since his debut, "Dawn of the Dead," was released in 2004. If you haven’t watched it yet, let us assure you, it’s extremely captivating and thrilling, which effortlessly leaves so much desire to see more as far as the sequel and prequels are concerned.
Though Snyder seems excited with all the possibilities he and his team can explore in the upcoming versions of the movie, for now, he's happily riding the success wave from the Netflix ratings for his movie.