What is the Army of the Dead 2 release date? In 2021, Zack Snyder kickstarted a new undead franchise, so here are all the details on the sequel to his hit Netflix movie.
When the Army of the Dead took Netflix by storm, the zombie movie paved the way for Snyder to make a prequel movie, an animated series, and a sequel. Clearly, the streaming service liked what it saw, and we did too. So, naturally, we’ve dived into every little detail about the new movie we can find, and packaged it up in this guide to Army of the Dead 2 (or Planet of the Dead, as it’s officially called).
Army of the Dead 2 release date speculation
As of December 2023 there is no Army of the Dead 2 release date, but the good news is, that’s only because Zack Snyder is busy with Rebel Moon right now.
With the Rebel Moon release date just around the corner, we should start hearing more news about Army of the Dead 2 very soon. If Rebel Moon is as successful as we imagine, then we’re sure Netflix will demand the horror movie sequel pretty quickly.
Based on standard production timelines, we would say that the best case scenario would be Army of the Dead being released in the latter stages of 2024, though a 2025 release is more likely.
Army of the Dead 2 plot speculation
Although there is no official synopsis for the Army of The Dead 2 plot, it is pretty obvious that the sequel will follow on from the cliffhanger of the first movie.
Army of the Dead introduced us to the Army-Verse, a world where Las Vegas has been overrun by Zombies, leaving human residents stuck in quarantine camps. In this universe, there are two types of zombies: Alpha’s—intelligent and fast-moving—and Shamblers—your typical slow-moving monsters.
In the action movie, we saw a group of humans band together under the command of billionaire Bly Tanaka to pull off a huge heist before the government nukes the now undead city of Vegas. But as you can imagine, this plan didn’t end well, especially once it was revealed that Tanaka wasn’t after cash, but instead wanted the head of an Alpha Zombie for some nefarious military schemes.
At the end of Army of the Dead, we saw plenty of the characters meet their demise, as did the city of Vegas under the government’s attack. But Zombies aren’t gone from the world yet. One of the final shots of the film saw the character Vanderohe (Omari Hardwick) survive the overall heist, but as he boards a plane to Mexico City, it is revealed that he has a zombie bite on his arm.
It’s likely Army of the Dead 2 will tackle the fallout of Vanderohe’s secret injury, and the spread of the zombie outbreak. It will also very likely go back into the past and tell us more about the evolution of the Alpha zombies.
Snyder hasn’t revealed much in the way of answering any of these big questions, but he did hint that the sequel will feature another heist of some kind. “Shay [Hatten] and I have been talking about the straight sequel to Army of the Dead being possibly a sci-fi actioner with horror elements,” he explained to Variety. “So that’s a fun genre, probably with a heist at its centre.”
Oh, and Snyder has also discussed the idea that some of the zombies are actually robots—which is a very fun and fresh way to tackle the undead sub-genre, and we can’t wait to see how that all plays out.
Army of the Dead 2 cast speculation
Most of the characters from the first movie didn’t survive, so a lot of the original actors are unlikely to make an appearance in the Army of the Dead 2 cast.
However, saying that, Snyder has hinted that Ludwig may have lived, so there is an open door for some stars to reprise their roles from the first thriller movie.
Of the main cast, we know for certain that Vanderohe (played by Omari Hardwick) and Kate Ward (played by Ella Purnell) made it out of Vegas alive. Vanderohe will undoubtedly play a huge part in the seuquel to the Netflix movie, thanks to his pesky zombie bite, so expect to see him for sure.
Kate will probably be up to bat for the upcoming sequel, too, as she enters a new character arc. In Army of the Dead fans saw her shoot her infected father, Scott Ward (Dave Bautista), leaving her alone as she embarks on her life’s next chapter.
Snyder has already hinted that Matthias Schweighöfer may return to Army of the dead 2 as Ludwig Dieter, and also teased that the character will “want to find a jailed Gwendoline” in Army of the Dead 2, if he did survive.
That means that if Ludwig does turn up in the sequel so will Gwendoline, who was played by Nathalie Emmanuel in the prequel movie Army of Thieves. Another ambiguous character that may return to the franchise is Geeta (played by Huma Qureshi). In Army of the Dead, viewers never actually saw what happened to the character at the end of the movie when the helicopter flying out of Las Vegas crashed.
Army of the Dead 2 cast:
- Omari Hardwick as Vanderohe
- Ella Purnell as Kate Ward
- Matthias Schweighöfer as Ludwig Dieter
- Nathalie Emmanuel as Gwendoline
- Huma Qureshi as Geeta
Where can you watch Army of the Dead 2?
When it is released, you will be able to see Army of the Dead 2 on Netflix and Netflix alone.
The film is a Netflix original, and the streamer will not share it with any other platform. Understandable, really. Still, while some Netflix movies are getting theatrical releases of late, we don’t imagine Army of the Dead 2 to get that treatment.
And that’s all undead folks! Everything we know about Army of the Dead 2. For more horror fun, have a look at our list of the best horror series. If that’s not enough, we’ve got a guide to the best Netflix horror movies, and for more zombie fun, check out our guide to the Marvel Zombies release date.