One of Netflix’s biggest movies of the year has arrived, and subscribers are enjoying Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead so much that it has become a chart-topper on the streaming service. The story of a group of mercenaries breaking into the quarantined, zombie-ridden Las Vegas wasteland to steal $200 million from a casino before the government nukes the place has resonated well with viewers leaving them wanting more in the form of the hopeful sequel, Army of the Dead 2.
The film had Netflix’s biggest theatrical opening before it arrived on the streaming service where it quickly made it to the top of the charts. This has caused the anticipation for more entries in the franchise to rise to an all-time high, especially the desire to see how the action-packed thrill-ride of a narrative continues in Army of the Dead 2.
In order to prepare for more undead crime sprees hopefully to come, here is everything subscribers should know about the Army of the Dead 2 release date and more.
How many Army of the Dead movies are there?
There are many zombie titles available on Netflix, but there is just one Army of the Dead film on the streaming service. The Zack Snyder movie has a runtime of 148 minutes.
Is there going to be a sequel to Army of the Dead?
There has been no kind of official announcement or reveal when it comes to whether or not there will be a follow-up to Army of the Dead, but it is known that Netflix is definitely interested in expanding the franchise.
In September 2020, a prequel film called Army of Thieves was brought to the public’s attention, and in December 202, the motion picture had wrapped filming. There is also an anime-style series in the works called Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, which chronicles the events in the early stages of the zombie epidemic in Las Vegas with the characters from Snyder’s movie.
While there are projects in the works, Army of the Dead 2 does not seem to be one of them right now. But given the success, the movie has seen on the streaming service it does seem likely another chapter may become a reality at some point down the line.
The end of the first film also leaves the door open for more entries and it seems likely the next chapter could take place south of the border in Mexico. When Vanderohe survives the nuclear blast with the cash, he takes a private place to Mexico City only to find out he is infected. This leaves the door open for a lot of possibilities for the next flick if it is to happen, Omari Hardwick could play the next film’s Alpha. Whatever does go down, it will be intriguing to see how the plot will continue in the future.
What is Army of the Dead 2’s official runtime?
There is no word yet on how long the next iteration could be and if Netflix decides to make another installment it hopefully will not be as long. The runtime of the original is one of its prime criticisms. Two hours is a long time, especially for a film in a very oversaturated genre. When it comes to the undead everyone should aim for the head and never overstay their welcome.
When is Army of the Dead 2 filming?
The original flick started shooting on July 15, 2019, and Snyder confirmed that work on Army of the Dead had completed in March 2021. Army of the Dead 2 has yet to be greenlit, so there is no news on when the production of the potential sequel would take place.
Army of the Dead 2 release date
There is no official release for Army of the Dead 2 and it may be some time before a place for fans to mark on their calendars is revealed. The prequel film, Army of Thieves, has already wrapped and an anime-style series in the works as well.
So for the time being, it seems there are no immediate plans for a sequel to the Netflix zombie heist film. If a follow-up chapter was to arrive, it would likely come out sometime in 2022 or 2023 but this is really just speculation at this point.Next: Best Netflix movies to watch and skip