What’s Next for the Franchise?

We already know that Army of the Dead is getting a prequel soon. It’s called Army of Thieves and centers around Dieter‘s exploits in Germany, with some mentions of the outbreak in Las Vegas. The movie has already been shot and is in post-production. It should be streaming later in 2021.

We also know about Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, the anime series, which apparently chronicles the events of the early outbreak in Las Vegas.

Now we are hearing about Zach Snyder’s ideas for the next film, as well as rumors of a plethora of sequels and spin-offs.

According to insider Daniel Richtman’s Patreon posts, Netflix could be planning 10 sequels and spin-offs to the 2021 streaming hit “Army of the Dead.”

And Zach Snyder seems to already know what he wants from an Army of the Dead 2. He told Polygon “Shay [Hatten, co-writer] and I know exactly what happens next, and it’s insane.”

“I’d make it in a second. What we have planned is too crazy. Once we knew Vanderohe was bit, and he’s going to Mexico City, I was like, ‘You know what’s gonna happen?’ And then I just went on a tear. And by the time it ended, Shay was like, ‘OK.’”

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Trailer Breakdown

Check out our very first video on our new channel: AOTD21!

Some of the stuff I go over (and additional thoughts):

Lucky Boy diner where Scott Ward is working is a diner in Albuquerque, NM.

Scott Ward is holding a Presidential Medal of Freedom in a shadow box with broken glass. It is known that Scott is a zombie war hero, having saved a lot of lives during the outbreak. He was forced out of Las Vegas due to the outbreak. Despite his heroism, he ends up a burger-flipper.

Bly Tanaka offers Scott $50 million to go into the zombie-infested Las Vegas Strip and get his $200 million out of the vault. Scott sees this as his chance to use his training to actually make a better life for himself (and reconcile with his daughter Kate).

The casino interior shown is the Showboat hotel and convention center (formerly Showboat Casino) in Atlantic City, NJ. The shuttered Atlantic Club Casino in Atlantic City was also used as a location (is this why we see The Olympus Casino so prominently in the trailer?).

The blueprint for the vault uses the name Götterdämmerung, which is the Scandinavian battle at the end of the world (aka Ragnarok). It’s also the name of an opera by Wagner. Appropriate much?

Bly briefs the team on the details of the operation in a hanger at the Albuquerque railyards.

The team enters the Strip, which is surrounded by a wall of stacked shipping containers.

For reasons unknown, the military is rolling into town as well, bombing the Strip with A-10 Warthogs and shelling it with tanks (or maybe these are scenes from the original zombie war?). We know the team only has 32 hours to complete their mission, as the US President has announced he will be nuking Las Vegas for the Fourth of July.

Ludwig Dieter is the team’s expert safe cracker. He is a German national and is the star of the Army of The Dead prequel: Army of Thieves.

We are introduced to a new type of zombie – alpha zombies that can run, plan and direct other zombies. The leader of the zombies is a jacked dude named Zeus (this is why I think The Olympus Casino features heavily in the film). There’s even a zombie tiger (which the CGI team based on that bitch Carole Baskin’s tiger).

We see a couple tiny shots of characters Burt Cummings and Geeta, whom we haven’t seen up until this trailer.

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New Trailer!

Netflix has finally released a full trailer for Army of the Dead (2021)!

With this trailer, we can finally begin to make some sense of the story and the background of the characters, such as Scott Ward.

We are also introduced to the type of zombies we can expect in this franchise – they are not the usual slow, brainless zombies we are used to!

Check out the trailer:


Army of the Dead 2?

According to Edward Lauder at Small Screen, there’s already a sequel being prepared for Zach Snyder’s Army of the Dead. That’s right, in addition to the original Dawn of of the Dead (a quasi-prequel), the actual prequel shot in 2020, the anime prequel, there are talks of a sequel already.

At this time, none of these films have been released (aside from 2004’s Dawn of the Dead obviously).

From the article:

“It’s been reported to us by sources close to Netflix that they are already actively working on an Army Of The Dead 2 with Zack Snyder directing, which is pretty exciting to me.

The first Army Of The Dead film hasn’t been released yet.

Yet, Netflix can already see how popular the movie is going to be.

It’s reportedly been tracking incredibly well and there’s a lot of buzz about it on the Internet.

The fact that the overall response to Zack Snyder’s Justice League has been incredibly positive is also something that Netflix is looking to capitalise on.

They’re expecting many of the people who watched Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max and other platforms across the globe to flock over to Netflix when Army Of The Dead is released.

Here’s what our source told us about Zack Snyder’s Army Of The Dead 2 already being in the works over at Netflix:

Netflix is expecting Army Of The Dead to do huge numbers. There are many reasons for this: the positive reaction to the film’s promotional material on social media, Snyder’s popularity and the fact that his Justice League cut has been doing very well. People want to see more from Snyder and Netflix is also very, very happy with how Army Of The Dead has turned out.

This is actually the second time we’ve heard from sources that Netflix is very happy with Snyder’s Army Of The Dead.

It’s also the second time we’ve heard they want him to make a sequel for them.

I was even told by another source that Netflix wants Snyder to sign an exclusivity deal with them.

However, I’m highly doubtful he would do that.

Here’s what that source told me:

I’m hearing that they are in love with Army Of The Dead and want a sequel. They are also really pleased with the prequel animated series he produced for them. They just want to keep on working with him. It’s a good working relationship for both parties.

So, all this to say that things are really looking up for Zack Snyder.

His Justice League cut is doing pretty well on HBO Max – it’s actually doing very well.

It’s doing so well for the streaming platform, in fact, that it’s caused HBO Max to crash in many regions.

We’re going to have to wait and see what Snyder decides to do next.

However, it does seem as though the ball is very much in his court.”

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Army of the Dead Poster

The first Army of the Dead poster has been revealed, along with the release date of the movie on Netflix!

The poster shows a blood-spattered casino vault, with zombie hands stuck in the vault’s door.

Falling from the air are hundred dollar notes, dice, poker chips and playing cards.

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Army of the Dead Trailer

A Zack Snyder film. On Netflix May 21.

Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

Starring Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Raúl Castillo, Michael Cassidy, and Garret Dillahunt.

Story by Zack Snyder
Screenplay by Zack Snyder & Shay Hatten and Joby Harold
Directed by Zack Snyder

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