The Army of the Dead release date has been confirmed. When is the movie on Netflix? Zack Snyder fans are eager for the director’s return.

There are arguably few mainstream filmmakers as divisive as Zack Snyder.

The 54-year-old American director has been hailed as a visionary by many, while his detractors claim that his style over substance approach is tiresome.

He is perhaps best known for his work within the superhero genre, having helmed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel, Watchmen and Justice League, which are widely considered “love them or hate them” efforts.

Beyond that, we have Sucker Punch, 300 and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, which again, divided audiences down the middle.

On the other hand, before he helmed all of these, there was 2004’s Dawn of the Dead.

Serving as a remake of the 1978 George A. Romero classic, Zack’s foray into the zombie sub-genre earns admirers with each passing year, which is why fans are so excited to see him return to the genre with Army of the Dead.

So, let’s highlight the Army of the Dead release date.

Army Of The Dead dir. Zack Snyder (The Stone Quarry, Netflix 2019)

Army of the Dead release date confirmed

  • Army of the Dead will be released on Friday, May 23rd 2021, over on Netflix.

This is noted by IGN and the film boasts a star-studded cast, which includes Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera, Garret Dillahunt, Raul Castillo, Omari Hardwick, Hiroyuki Sanada and more.

As for the plot, it’s billed as a zombie heist movie which follows mercenaries plotting a heist on a Las Vegas casino while the world is in the grip of a zombie apocalypse.

Entertainment Weekly notes that Zack said of the project:

“It is a full-blown, balls-to-the-wall zombie heist movie, so it’s genre-on-genre in a great way. So you expect pure zombie mayhem, and you get that, 100%. But also you get these really amazing characters on a fantastic journey. It’s going to surprise people that there’s a lot of warmth and real emotion with these great characters.”

An animated prequel series has already been funded by Netflix and will explore the origins of the plague present in Army of the Dead.

Zack Snyder fans eager for Army of the Dead

Needless to say, excitement continues to intensify and Zack’s fans have flocked to Twitter in anticipation.

Check out a selection of tweets:

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