Zack Snyder’s Justice League may be the film that’s on everyone’s minds right now. But just two months after it, we’re getting another Snyder fest with Netflix’s Army of the Dead. Snyder’s breakthrough in the industry came with Dawn of the Dead. In fact, there are many that consider his first Zombie movie to be his best. And now that he is returning to the genre with a gory heist film, the excitement for the project is blowing through the roof. For those of you who don’t really care much about Army of the Dead, I’ve got this first trailer to change your mind:
Netflix has been investing big in the actors and directors that they work with. And having seen this trailer, it does seem that Army of the Dead will turn in massive viewership numbers. The concept of pulling off a heist during a Zombie Apocalypse seemed quite intriguing, and the trailer has shown us exactly why. It was full of visually stunning action sequences and a bunch of other “Snyderisms” like slow-motion shots, flying bullet shells, etc. Dave Bautista left the opportunity to star in The Suicide Squad in order to work with the Man of Steel director. I guess he made a great choice as Snyder has used him perfectly. We’re going to see him kill a bunch of Zombies in the most gruesome way.
Army of the Dead is a big venture for Netflix because it will mark the beginning of an interconnected franchise. After we get the first film, the big streamer will bring us an anime called Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas. It will be centered on Dave Bautista’s character in the film, and he’d be returning to voice his part. But that’s not it. We’re also getting another live-action prequel film that will feature Matthias Schweighöfer’s AotD character, Ludwig Dieter. It has already wrapped its production, and we should get to see it in early-mid 2022 (if not this year itself).
But for now, let’s focus on Army of the Dead, which hits Netflix on May 21. It stars Dave Bautista, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Garret Dillahunt, Raul Castillo, Tig Notaro, Hiroyuki Sanada, Nora Arnezeder, Theo Rossi, Ella Purnell, and Huma Quereshi.