Army of the Dead 2 has been confirmed — nevertheless it’s not coming for some time. Zack Snyder will return to direct and write the sequel to Army of the Dead with the first chapter’s co-writer Shay Hatten, however solely after he is achieved together with his Star Wars and Akira Kurosawa-inspired sci-fi journey film Rebel Moon, which works into manufacturing in early 2022. Both these titles — Army of the Dead 2 and Rebel Moon — are half of a brand new first-look movie deal arrange by Snyder at Netflix, alongside spouse and producing associate Deborah Snyder, and govt Wesley Coller. Together, they run the manufacturing outfit The Stone Quarry Productions.
(*2*) brings phrase of Snyder’s new expanded deal at Netflix, with affirmation straight from the horse’s mouth. Deborah mentioned: “For us, it was so necessary to discover a partnership that was primarily based on mutual respect. The artistic course of works greatest when everyone trusts one another, and you may take possibilities and be artistic. For us, we do not normally play it secure. The content material we make is somewhat bit edgier. And I believe it is necessary to have partnership and listen to one another. And Netflix has given us loads of freedom. But they’ve additionally embraced the concept of attempting new issues and never essentially ready for successful earlier than transferring forward.”
Army of the Dead is already on its solution to change 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 collection, 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 method to Rebel Moon too, with sequels and collection 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 in the first 28 days after its launch in May. That made Army of the Dead one of 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 Spencer 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 recognized Zack and Deb for years and was lucky to be half of Dawn of the Dead, his first movie,” Netflix movie chief Scott Stuber mentioned in a ready assertion. “I’ve since had the privilege of watching his profession develop and see the evolving impression of his work. To see him return to his roots with Army of the Dead, which is now one of our hottest movies, and construct a world out of these characters with the upcoming Army of Thieves and anime collection, is superb to see. We’ve solely scratched the floor of what’s nonetheless to return and create with Zack, Deb, Wes and everybody 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 followup Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the 2017 mash-up Justice League, which was changed into Justice League Snyder Cut earlier this 12 months for HBO Max. As half of the deal, Snyder additionally produced 300: Rise of an Empire, Wonder Womanhandjob Aquaman, and Wonder Woman 1984.