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Netflix Announces Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas for 2021


David Mudd

After acquiring the upcoming Army of the Dead film’s distribution rights, Netflix announced its release in 2021.

As we’re months away, Netflix has once again dropped a bomb with an anime prequel to the movie.

The anime prequel will release with the name Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas. This upcoming Netflix Original action-horror anime series will be developed by Jay Olivia & Zack Snyder as they’ll direct 2 episodes each.

Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas Netflix Release Date

Netflix is yet to confirm the release date of its upcoming anime series. But looking at the Army of the Dead film’s schedule, you can assume the prequel series will release after the movie.

As for the Army of the Dead film, it’s an upcoming American zombie heist film directed by ack Snyder. His previous work includes Man of Steel in 2013, Justice League, Wonder Woman in 2017 & many more. The upcoming anime series is scheduled to release sometime in 2021.

Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas Plot

Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas anime series will release as a prequel to the upcoming Netflix film Army of the Dead. The anime series will follow Scott Ward and his rescue crew’s journey during the zombie outbreak of Las Vegas.

Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas Cast Members

During the announcement of the Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas anime series, Netflix revealed some key cast members of the upcoming anime series. These are the cast members who’ll provide their voice for the anime prequel:

  • Christian Slater will give his voice to Mr. Robot.
  • Joe Manganiello will give his voice to Magic Mike.
  • Vanessa Hudgens will give his voice to High School Musical, and
  • Yetide Badaki will give his voice to American Gods.

Actors Expanding their Roles to Anime Series

As I told you before, the Army of the Dead film will release before the anime series. So, to provide continuity to its prequel anime series, these 5 film cast members have officially joined the series:

  • Ana De La Reguera of Narcos
  • Dave Bautista
  • Ella Purnell
  • Omari Hardwick
  • Tig Notaro of One Mississipi

Frequently Asked Questions | Army of the Dead

Is Army of the Dead a sequel to Dawn of the Dead?

The concept of Army of the Dead did begin as a sequel to Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead.

Whether or not the story takes place in the same world as Dawn of the Dead is at the discretion of Zack Snyder. Regardless, even if the film does take place in the same world as Dawn of the Dead, the plot of Army of the Dead has nothing to do with the former.

Why did the film take so long to produce?

Rather than direct the film, Zack Snyder would take on a role as a producer. This was because he was working on Watchmen at the time when Army of the Dead was announced. Matthis van Heijningen Jr. was set to direct the film but the film was put on ice for a number of years until Netflix revived the project.

Snyder’s involvement in DC’s expanded universe was one of the reasons why Army of the Dead was on the ice for so long.

Army of the Dead is Zack Snyder’s return to the director’s seat after taking a sabbatical to spend time with his family. He’s expressed his excitement to return to filmmaking in an interview with THR stating:

“There are no handcuffs on me at all with this one…I thought this was a good palate cleanser to really dig in with both hands and make something fun and epic and crazy and bonkers in the best possible way…I love to honor canon and the works of art, but this is the opportunity to find a purely joyful way to express myself through a genre. It will be the most kick-ass, self-aware but not in a wink-to-the-camera way balls-to-the-wall zombie freakshow that anyone has ever seen. No one’s ever let me completely loose.”

What is the run-time for Army of the Dead?

There’s no official run time for Army of the Dead but we can speculate on what the run time will be. Zack Snyder’s last film the remake of George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (2004) ran for 100 minutes.

Most Zombie titles fail to exceed a run time over 100 minutes, therefore, we expect Army of the Dead to run for approximately 90 to 100 minutes.

Final Words

With at least 4 episodes, Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas will reveal everything that happened before the upcoming Zack Snyder’s film Army of the Dead.

At the moment, Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas is in development & as expected, Netflix will release its trailer 1-2 months before its official release.

So, stay tuned with us to watch the trailer right after it Netflix drops it for everyone.