Zack Snyder’s name has become synonymous with universe building over the years. Ever since he waded into the DCEU by launching the Superman franchise with Man of Steel, Snyder was doing heavy lifting to build towards his Justice League, which finally is available on HBO Max after years of waiting. Snyder’s DC tenure is over (for now), and he’s switching gears back to the zombie genre for his upcoming Netflix film, Army of the Dead. But that doesn’t mean he’s done building larger worlds around his characters.
Zack Snyder took part in a press event following the release of his new Army of the Dead trailer (which we will include below). And while answering questions about his upcoming zombie-casino-heist thriller, Snyder shared details on not one but TWO projects he has coming from this world. Snyder said:
When we were lucky enough to visit the set of Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead, which took over an empty casino floor in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Snyder opened up a bit about the alien origins of zombies, and the tease of Area 51 in their story. I wonder if any of that will get explored in the live action version of Army of the Dead that’s coming to Netflix in May. It’s not in the trailer, though the Army footage is totally badass and worth a watch, regardless.
The cool thing about a spinoff movie based on Matthias Schweighofer’s safecracker is that the same can happen for almost all of the characters introduced in Army of the Dead. Zack Snyder seems to have placed an array of colorful weirdos around leading grunt Dave Bautista, and providing they all survive this mayhem, audiences might love to follow more adventures from characters like Cruz (Ana de la Reguera) or Marianne Peters (Tig Notaro).
We can see what madness Zack Snyder cooked up when Army of the Dead hits select theaters on May 14, followed by landing on the Netflix platform on May 21.
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Having been with the site since 2011, Sean interviewed myriad directors, actors and producers, and created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.