Zack Snyder, the visionary director known for his work on the DC Universe, has been channeling his creative energies into original content for Netflix, with “Army of the Dead” and the forthcoming “Rebel Moon.” In a recent interview with Total Film, Snyder disclosed an intriguing connection between the two seemingly disparate films: they share the same story universe.
“Rebel Moon,” which originated from a Star Wars pitch that didn’t take off, has narrative ties with “Army of the Dead,” Snyder’s zombie heist thriller. Snyder revealed that a vast mythology behind “Army of the Dead” was developed but not fully explored in the film.
This mythology extends into an animated series, “Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas,” which was planned to follow the movie but unfortunately never came to fruition.
Snyder hinted at a crossover within this animated series where characters would traverse through a portal to another dimension, encountering beings that would later appear in “Rebel Moon.”
The connection is made concrete in “Rebel Moon,” where an alien character from the unproduced animated series makes an appearance in a bar scene, establishing the shared universe.
“Rebel Moon” is set to star Charlie Hunnam, Sofia Boutella, and Ray Fisher from “Justice League.” The story follows a young woman who rallies an army to defend her peaceful colony from tyrannical forces.
Fans of Snyder’s work can look forward to “Rebel Moon Part 1,” which is slated for release on Netflix on December 22, 2023, with Part 2 following on April 19, 2024. Meanwhile, “Army of the Dead” and its prequel “Army of Thieves” are currently available for streaming on Netflix.
This revelation of a shared universe adds a layer of depth to Snyder’s projects on Netflix, offering fans the chance to dive into a more expansive world that bridges different narratives and genres.