Who doesn't love a good flick? We all do, right? A good movie has the power to entice the audience into the theaters. It can teleport viewers to a whole new fantasy world where everything from witches to unicorns comes to life. And of course, zombie sagas offer the ultimate popcorn-coke kinda enjoyment!
Speaking of zombie movies, have you watched Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead yet? If not, you don’t know what you’re missing out on!
Unlike other franchises which decide whether or not to make spin-offs based on their first movie's success, Army of the Dead was ready with a prequel blueprint even before its release! Now, with Netflix giving the team the green light, the director-producer duo (who are a couple in real life BTW) is all set to launch two prequels to the movie – Army of Thieves and Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas (anime series).
The question that's troubling most fans, though is – will there be a sequel too? TBH, chances are there might be one, but only if Netflix plays its part well. Take a look at what Netflix can do to keep the momentum of Army of the Dead alive.
A quick look at the plot (spoiler alert)
Army of the Dead begins with a collision between a U.S. military convoy carrying a genetically engineered zombie and a car on a highway. Post the accident, the zombie escapes and travels to Las Vegas, infecting the whole city. After this, the military tries to intervene but is left empty-handed. In between this mess, Bly Tanaka hires ex-mercenary Scott Ward to recover $200 million from his casino vault before the military blows up the town. Ward assembles his group and enters the city. The group faces numerous problems on its way, and finally, only two of its members survive.
Does a sequel make sense?
At the end of the movie, Scott Ward’s daughter, Kate Ward, gets rescued by a helicopter while another team member, Vanderohe, travels to Utah by car. On arriving in Utah, Vanderohe uses the money from the vault to rent a plane to Mexico City.
Now, this is where the story could get its sequel!
On the plane, Vanderohe feels sick and finds out that a zombie has bitten him. Imagine, when the whole world was taking a sigh of relief believing they were free from zombies, what havoc could an infected Vanderohe bring! Plus, he going to Mexico City also hints towards a Spanish sequel of the movie.
Netflix’s love for international sequels
Time and again, Netflix has taken an interest in internationalizing its franchises. The upcoming Army of Thieves, set in Germany, includes scenes in French and German (there’s nothing to worry though ‘coz most of the story is in English). Also, in March, Netflix announced that it would produce a Spanish sequel for Sandra Bullock's Bird Box, so making a Spanish spin-off for Army of the Dead isn’t totally out of its league.
Moreover, if you look at series like Narcos, Elite, and Money Heist, they’ve proved that audiences too love interesting stories and don’t mind an internationally placed sequel. So if Netflix makes a Spanish sequel for Army of the Dead, fans and followers will likely welcome it with open arms.