Everything to Know about Snyder’s Upcoming Movie ‘Army of the Dead’

Everything to Know about Snyder’s Upcoming Movie ‘Army of the Dead’

Zack Snyder’s upcoming post-apocalyptic zombie heist movie Army of the Dead is all set to premiere this summer. The director, who is seeing a very successful year, started it off with the release of his long-awaited cut of the Justice League, which garnered a lot of praise.

Now, Snyder fans have another major project to look forward to, Army of the Dead. Last week, Netflix dropped the first official trailer for the movie, which is nothing short of riveting, gory action.

Army Of The Dead | Official Trailer

It establishes the film’s basic premise, focusing on a group of ex-mercenaries plotting a heist on a zombie-infested casino in Las Vegas. Snyder, who made his debut with a remake of the 1978 horror film Dawn of the Dead, is making a full circle comeback to the zombie genre.

However, unlike the mindless walking corpses in the 2004 movie, Army of the Dead teases a new breed of zombies. One of the team members notes: “They’re smarter. They’re faster. They’re organized.”

The new conceptualization in the upcoming film introduces a hierarchy of the zombies, which starts with Zeus, the leader, and alpha of the group. When Zeus bites someone, they become as powerful as him, but when a different alpha bites someone, they become a “shambler” or a regular follower zombie.

Everything to Know About Snyder’s Upcoming Movie Army of the Dead
Zombie Tiger

Other than the alphas are the zombie brides who seem to be equally powerful as the former, and then there’s the trailer’s highlight: the zombie tiger. With their enhanced reflexes and pack mentality, they pose a great threat to the heist team.

According to Snyder, the movie’s opening scene will explain the origins of the zombies and is expected to be the heart of the story. Furthermore, the movie has already been expanded into a franchise with a prequel movie and an anime-style TV series to follow later.

CharacterCastOther Works
Scott WardDave BautistaGuardians of the Galaxy, My Spy
Kate WardElla PurnellMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Sweetbitter
VanderoheOmari HardwickPower, Nobody’s Fool
CruzAna de la RegueraNarcos, Goliath
Ludwig DieterMatthias Schweighofer100 Things, What A Man
Burt CummingsTheo RossiSons of Anarchy, Marvel’s Luke Cage
Lily “The Coyote”Nora ArnezederAngelique, Zoo
Bly TanakaHiroyuki Sanada47 Ronin, Mortal Kombat
Marianne PetersTig NotaroOne Mississippi, Instant Family 
Mikey GuzmanRaul CastilloLooking, Atypical
GeetaHuma QureshiBadlapur, Jolly LLB 2
MartinGarret DillahuntBurn Notice, Raising Hope
ChambersSamantha WinJustice League, Mortal Kombat: Legacy

Actor and stand-up comedian Chris D’Elia was also cast but was cut out from the film due to the rising sexual misconduct allegations against him. He was replaced by Tig Notaro.

Everything to Know About Snyder’s Upcoming Movie Army of the Dead
Scott Ward | Source: IMDb

Army of the Dead will make its debut on Netflix and in select theatres on May 21, 2021.

About Army of the Dead

Army of the Dead is a 2021 American zombie heist action thriller film directed by Zack Snyder, with a screenplay he co-wrote with Shay Hatten and Joby Harold.

The film stars Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tig Notaro, Raúl Castillo, Samantha Win, Huma Qureshi and Garret Dillahunt.

After a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries takes the ultimate gamble by venturing into the quarantine zone for the greatest heist ever. the outbreak of zombies begins in Area 51, the highly secretive government facility in Nevada where a zombie virus has been engineered and then spread, resulting in the creation of a multitude of undead creatures.

Source: Youtube