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Zombieland: Double Tap Had Plans For A Walking Dead Crossover

It's a shame it didn't end up happening


Zombieland: Double Tap has been in the making for a long time. So long that many thought it would never actually happen. But the movie finally hits cinemas this week. The good news for fans is that it has already picked up a slew of positive reviews. While the movie was good but it certainly could have been made better with a certain crossover that almost happened.

Zombieland: Double Tap And The Walking Dead Crossover

Zombieland 2 wanted to do a Walking Dead crossover. Pic courtesy:
Zombieland 2 wanted to do a Walking Dead crossover. Pic courtesy:

At the beginning, a crossover with The Walking Dead was planned. But inspite of being in the same post-apocalyptic zombie genre, the tones of these two medias couldn’t be any more different. Zombieland is a fun movie. It doesn’t take itself too seriously. But The Walking Dead on the other hand is grim and really serious. The best part was that, for a brief moment there was a possibility that the two worlds could collide.

The news of this crossover idea was revealed by Director Ruben Fleischer in an interview with Uproxx. He said:

“Emma had a funny idea that as our heroes are kind of making their way through the post-apocalyptic landscape, they come across, just in passing, some members of the cast of the Walking Dead. But we never were able to make that happen.”

Zombieland: Double Tap Paid A Homage To The Walking Dead

Zombieland: Double tap paid homage to The Walking Dead. Pic courtesy:
Zombieland: Double tap paid homage to The Walking Dead. Pic courtesy:

But this doesn’t mean that Zombieland: Double Tap didn’t incorporate The Walking Dead in some way. The movie pays a homage to the famous tv series adapted from comics in a tvspot. In the tvspot Jesse Eisenberg can be seen reading an issue of the comic and saying that it is “terrifying, but totally realistic.”

It begs the question if a shared universe between The Walking Dead and Zombieland would ever be possible. After all, both of them feature some similar things like the general decaying state of the world, survivors trying to get by and more. But the zombies seen in these two franchises are different. In The Walking you will find traditional, stumbling-mumbling zombies. But in Zombieland there are ‘fast zombies’. so it makes sense that the slow ones would seem unrealistic from Jesse Eisenberg’s point-of-view. But Zombieland has never taken itself seriously, so the crossover could still happen if they wanted it to.

But Fleischer put an end to those conversations by saying:

“I think the comic book nod is probably a better acknowledgement. Might start to get a little Scooby-Doo, like the Harlem Globetrotters showing up.”

Still, a meeting with zombie hero Rick Grimes would have been undoubtedly better or perhaps something with Fear The Walking Dead?

Zombieland: Double Tap hits theaters October 18th

Check out the trailer for Zombieland: Double Tap below:

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