Zack Snyder, the filmmaker of Army of the Dead, has hinted that time loops would appear in his planned zombie heist sequel, Army of the Dead 2. Snyder knows a thing or two about making zombies work on the big screen, having made his feature film debut with the 2004 remake of George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. Making the undead entertaining may appear to be an easy undertaking, but as a plethora of zombie-related films, TV shows, and video games have demonstrated over the years, it is anything but simple.
Interview With GamesRadar+
In a recent interview with Snyder, GamesRadar+ learned more about Army of the Dead’s time loop premise, which appears to be bringing the 55-year-old filmmaker a lot of delight. Though Snyder’s recent comments have all but confirmed that time travel would play a role in the second film, there is still no direct understanding of how the time loop portion of the sequel will function. Snyder has stated that he “can’t wait” to work on Army of the Dead 2:
“I’m a huge fan of this mythological understory. All your time loop fun that you can have, there’s a lot of cool enhancements that are baked in now. I can’t wait to make the sequel to Army of the Dead, so that we can see how then all of those things manifest.”
Army of Thieves
Snyder’s newest instalment in the Army of the Dead franchise, Army of Thieves, will be released on October 29 and will provide viewers insight into the life of safe-breaker Dieter. Despite the fact that the picture is directed by Matthias Schweighöfer, who also stars as Dieter, it’s just another instalment in a franchise with big plans. Time travel is never an easy subject to include in a film (much less as a subplot), so Snyder’s efforts to include loops in the sequel will undoubtedly be difficult. However, if he succeeds, Army of the Dead 2 appears to have a lot of potential for intrigue.
If there’s a drawback to Snyder’s series, it’s that it sometimes feels like nothing is happening naturally. Snyder’s Army of the Dead feels like it has purposefully excluded or held back key parts in order to justify more sequels, rather than a natural build-up from feature to picture. Most fans won’t mind, but for those who want a smooth transition into sequels, Snyder’s franchise may feel like he’s throwing everything he can at his viewers in the hopes of seeing what sticks.