In addition to the newly released live-action prequel Army of Thieves and the upcoming prequel anime series Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead is getting a sequel, and that film’s title has recently been revealed! Currently in the early stages of development, the film will officially be called Planet of the Dead!
As for the plot? Speaking to Inverse, Synder teased that the sequel might reveal the fate of Matthias Schweighöfer’s safe-cracking character Dieter, who seemingly sacrificed himself in Army of the Dead to save Omari Hardwick’s Vanderohe.
“The real adventure would be to see what happened to him when that safe door closed,” Synder said. “Did he get killed by [zombie leader] Zeus or not? What happened? We don’t see him die on camera, and there’s still some time left. I won’t tell you what happens in Army of the Dead 2—aka Planet of the Dead—but let’s just say that there’s a chance Dieter survives. And there’s a chance that brush with death would have caused him to want to find a jailed Gwendoline [his romantic interest in Army of Thieves].”
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)