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Why Dawn Of The Dead 2 Never Happened Zack Snyder"s career as a filmmaker began with the horror movie Dawn of the Dead, which left fans waiting for a sequel that won"t happen.

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Why Dawn of the Dead 2 Never Happened
Before Army of the Dead, Zack Snyder brought a remake of George A. Romero’s classic Dawn of the Dead to lớn the big screen, & fans have wondered for years why Dawn of the Dead 2 never happened. Zack Snyder has become one of the most polarizing directors in recent years, thanks khổng lồ his work on movies based on comic books & graphic novels and some original works as well. Although he’s best known for movies lượt thích Watchmen, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, & Justice League, Snyder has also covered other realms & genres – & his first movie was actually a horror one.

In 2004, Snyder shared with the world his take on Romero’s 1978 horror classic Dawn of the Dead, with a script written by James Gunn and starring Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, và Mekhi Phifer. Dawn of the Dead is set in Milwaukee, where a group of survivors takes refuge in an upscale suburban shopping mall amidst the zombie apocalypse. The movie was a big box office hit & got mostly positive reviews, with many critics considering it an improvement over Romero’s classic, & calling it Snyder’s finest work. Dawn of the Dead is also considered among the best horror remakes in modern cinema, which is why many fans have wondered why there hasn’t been a sequel, và if a certain Snyder movie also about zombies is secretly a sequel to lớn it.

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Dawn of the Dead was developed in hopes to revive the interest in the zombie genre, which at the time was dormant as titles lượt thích The Walking Dead TV series hadn’t happened yet, và it succeeded in doing exactly that. The movie has been credited as igniting the zombie craze from which many other movies and TV shows benefitted. Dawn of the Dead has also built its own fanbase, which was left wanting a sequel, more so as the movie’s ending left the fate of the surviving group members unknown, but Dawn of the Dead 2 never happened. Although Snyder hasn’t given a reason for a second Dawn of the Dead movie not happening, it most likely has to do with how busy he has been ever since, as he went on to make 300 in 2006 and Watchmen in 2009, and released a movie almost every year between 2010 và 2017, with his work in DC’s Extended Universe beginning in 2013.

Dawn of the Dead elevator scene
Now, Snyder returned lớn the zombie genre in 2021 with Army of the Dead, a zombie heist movie starring Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, & Matthias Schweighöfer, among many others. Army of the Dead follows a group of mercenaries who come together to lớn break into the zombie-infested quarantine zone khổng lồ retrieve millions of dollars sitting in a vault beneath the strip, all this before the đô thị is nuked by the government in 32 hours. Army of the Dead was well received by the audience though critics have given it mixed reviews, và it made viewers wonder if this was a secret sequel lớn Dawn of the Dead. Snyder has already explained that, while he developed Army of the Dead after Dawn of the Dead, it was never meant khổng lồ be a sequel, & he needed another origin story in order to make it work. Army of the Dead, then, is not the second part of Dawn of the Dead, & is instead considered a “spiritual successor”.

It’s highly unlikely that Dawn of the Dead 2 will happen now, as many years have passed since the first movie was released và the stories wouldn’t connect as smoothly as they could have had it happened shortly after the first one came out. This doesn’t mean that fans will be left without more zombie movies by Zack Snyder, as a prequel movie titled Army of Thieves & an animated series titled Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas are already set lớn be released on Netflix.

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