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Army Of The Dead 2 - What We Know So Far

It's safe to say 2021 has been a very good year for Mr. Zack Snyder. Not only did the director finally get to release the fan-championed "Zack Snyder's Justice League," he also delivered unto Netflix's zombie-loving masses the gruesome, Vegas-set heist flick "Army of the Dead." If Netflix's recently released viewership numbers are to be believed (per Deadline), a whopping 72 million subscribers gorged on Snyder's action-packed zombie epic in its first few weeks of release.

Those numbers played a big part in Snyder's just-inked first-look deal with Netflix, and yes, they undoubtedly contributed to an "Army of the Dead" sequel being included in that deal. As it currently stands, not much is known about what Snyder and company have planned for the tentatively-titled "Army of the Dead 2," but details are starting to emerge surrounding the blockbuster. Here's a look at everything we know so far about "Army of the Dead 2."

When will Army of the Dead 2 be relased?

Now that you know an "Army of the Dead" sequel is in the works, you're probably wondering when you actually get to see it. Unfortunately, even Zack Snyder himself likely cannot answer that question just yet as the film is still very early in production. Complicating that production is the news that Snyder has signed on to direct another Netflix venture before he even gets to work on "Army of the Dead 2." Per that Collider piece, said film is Snyder's upcoming sci-fi adventure "Rebel Moon," which is reportedly heavily influenced by the "Star Wars" movies and the works of Akira Kurosawa.

As it is, "Rebel Moon" is only now beginning to ramp up its production, and is apparently heading before cameras until early 2022. From the sound of it, "Rebel Moon" is also going to be a very big production, meaning it will likely chew up a significant portion of Snyder's 2022 schedule. Given that fact, "Army of the Dead 2" almost certainly won't shoot until sometime late next year at the earliest. It's far more likely, however, the film won't get off the ground until sometime in 2023 with eyes on a 2024 release. Be sure to check back for updates on the release of "Army of the Dead 2."

Who will be in the Army of the Dead sequel?

While we're waiting for "Army of the Dead 2" to hit the platform, it's worth noting a Snyder-produced prequel film focused around Matthias Schweighöfer's "Army of the Dead" safecracker Ludwig has already been shot. It's expected to hit Netflix later this year, so fans won't have to wait too long to book another trip into the wild world of "Army of the Dead."

As for "Army of the Dead 2," it will reportedly be a direct follow-up to the Netflix hit. That fact begs the obvious question as to who will be in it. "Army of the Dead" featured a cast full of faces you'd likely seen before. However, most of the original film's characters, including Scott Ward (Dave Bautista), did not survive the undead carnage. In fact, only two central characters (Omari Hardwick's Vanderohe and Ella Purnell's Kate Ward) definitely made it out of Vegas alive, and when last we saw Vanderohe, well, things were looking pretty grim for him. In any case, we'd lay even odds that both of those characters will turn up in "Army of the Dead 2." As for who else might be joining them in the sequel, your guess is as good as ours. Whatever the case, we can't wait to see who Snyder brings aboard for the next chapter in the "Army of the Dead" saga. 

What will Army of the Dead 2 be about?

As the when's and who's of "Army of the Dead 2" remain more or less uncertain, so too does the plot of the film, though an open-ended finale and a gonzo fan theory may well portend truly bizarre things ahead. But even as details surrounding the sequel's narrative remain guarded, it seems Zack Snyder and his "Army of the Dead" co-writer Shay Hatten know exactly what's in store for the brain-eaten masses in the follow-up. The director admitted as much to Polygon a few weeks back, stating bluntly, "Shay [Hatten, co-writer] and I know exactly what happens next, and it's insane."

He goes on to tease that the story for the new film is "too crazy," and that the fateful bite-mark Vanderohe finds in the original film's final moments will likely re-ignite the zombie apocalypse anew South of the Border. Does that mean Mexico City is about to become ground zero for a fresh brain-eater outbreak? Or will some "Groundhog Day" styled time-looping shenanigans reset the day for the original film's band of vault-robbing outlaws? Only time will tell what insanity Snyder and his "Army of the Dead 2" are cooking up. Rest assured, we'll be updating the site with any narrative news surrounding the sequel the second it's out in the world, so stay tuned.