Netflix has been releasing films every week this year. But, the best of them is going to arrive next month. Since we’re almost a month away from it, the streaming giant has begun the final marketing campaign of the film. The Army of the Dead trailer is out now.
Netflix revealed a new trailer for the zombie heist film directed by Zack Snyder. Here, watch it if you haven’t already:
Zack Snyder is the director, cinematographer, co-screenwriter, and producer of the film. Shay Hatten and Joby Harold have also written the script. Deborah Snyder and Wesley Coller are the producers of the film along with Zack. They are also the co-founders of Army of the Dead production company The Stone Quarry. The reported budget of the film is around 70-$90 million.
Snyder’s films are insanely rewarding as they are full of easter eggs. It’s quite fascinating that the visionary director has added an Easter Egg from Zack Snyder’s Justice League in Army of the Dead. The trailer shows a tattoo of the Omega symbol on the chest of Omari Hardwick. It is a nod to the classic DC supervillain Darkseid, who was recently seen on HBO Max. After Snyder Cut, Zack found a way for paying tribute to the franchise where he has worked for most of the past decade, i.e. the DC Extended Universe.
Darkseid made his live-action debut almost a month ago. It is unknown if he would find his way into DCEU in the future. Snyder Cut has teased his immense power even without throwing a single punch at the movie’s core heroes. Army of the Dead may be a different universe from anything connected to DC Films and DC Comics. But Snyder’s passion for the universe cannot be understated.
One of the best Easter eggs I have ever seen! pic.twitter.com/ijBtOJwMvp
— What's On HBO Max (@WhatsOnHBOMax) January 6, 2021
This is the second confirmed DC Easter egg from this movie after “ZS JL Director’s Cut 214” appeared on a film reel. It would be interesting to see if any other comic-related Easter eggs would come in the complete story of Army of the Dead. For now, the Darkseid tribute is a fun nod for the well-known comic book movie universe.
Army of the Dead will start a new action franchise for Netflix. Already, Netflix has announced a live-action prequel named Army of the Dead: The Prequel. It will be directed by Schweighöfer, who will also play the lead role. Another anime prequel series has also been announced. It has been named Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas. It will be based around Dave Bautista’s character and feature a few other cast members of the original film along with Joe Manganiello, Christian Slater, Harry Lennix, Ross Butler, Anya Chalotra, and Vanessa Hudgens.
Army of the Dead will be out on May 21 on Netflix, and around the world. The lead cast of the film includes Dave Bautista as Scott Ward, Ella Purnell as Kate Ward, Ana de la Reguera as Cruz, and Theo Rossi as Burt Cummings. Michael Cassidy has been cast in an undisclosed role. The film will follow a group of mercenaries, played by the four lead actors, planning a casino heist in a zombie-infested Las Vegas.