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Though we all sort of knew it was happening, the Army of the Dead sequel has been officially confirmed. Anyone who saw the original film knows that it obviously sets itself up to start a chain of movies orientated in a zombie-infested America but it wasn't yet confirmed that this was the plan from Netflix. Now, Zack Snyder has signed a full deal with the streaming company and his second Army-verse movie is underway.
This news comes from THR that reported the collaboration between Zach, his wife Deborah Snyder, Wesley Coller, and streaming giant Netflix. They are working together to create "big projects" and Zach aims to "bring as much quality content as I can and do it on a giant scale".
In case you missed it, here is the trailer for Army of the Dead...
According to producer Deborah Snyder, following the work with Warner Bros and DC the Snyders began seeking a partnership that "was based on mutual respect". She says: "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 it sounds like Netflix is allowing them to go whatever direction they like following the massive success of Army of the Dead.
Army of the Dead has quickly skyrocketed to being one of Netflix's most popular original films, as within the first four weeks it was estimated that it garnered over 72 million views. While it was being released the prequel to the film was already in production. Army of Thieves centres around the character Ludwig Dieter as he learns to become the master safecracker he is in the Army of the Dead. Though it wasn't directed by Snyder, it was produced and written by him.
Also on the way is Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, an anime series that will take place in the same universe. You can see that Netflix is pretty keen on having its own film/series universes contained on the platform, a little like Disney+'s and so it's seemingly said full steam ahead on the Army-verse.
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