Zack Snyder’s 2021 zombie movie Army of the Dead was supposed to spawn an animated series titled “Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas,” you may recall, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard a peep about that project. In a new interview with Total Film that went up today, Snyder suggests that the planned animated series is no longer moving forward at Netflix.
Additionally, Snyder tells Total Film that “Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas” would’ve revealed that the franchise takes place in the same universe as Snyder’s upcoming Rebel Moon.
“Army of the Dead has a pretty vast mythology that never made it into the movie,” Snyder explains. “There’s actually a character from Rebel Moon in the Army of the Dead animated series that we never did.”
“At one point in the show, they go through a portal into another dimension, and there are characters in that other dimension that they come across,” Snyder continues. “In Rebel Moon, they’re in this bar, and one of the aliens is one of the characters from the animatic. So it’s definitely a shared universe.”
It sounds like Netflix and Snyder got pretty far into the development of “Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas” before the plug was pulled. Snyder explains, “We did all the scripts and the animatics, and all the voices are recorded. So you could watch it, even in its crazy animatic form – you can watch the whole run.”
Army of the Dead spawned the Netflix spinoff movie Army of Thieves in 2021, and the plan was to follow both projects with “Lost Vegas” and the live action sequel Planet of the Dead.
Has Planet of the Dead also been cancelled? Are Netflix and Snyder shifting away from the Army of the Dead Universe and instead focusing on the Rebel Moon Universe, perhaps?
Stay tuned for more as we learn it.
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