In a surprising turn of events, the entertainment industry has been hit with the news that Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated Netflix project has been shelved. The project in question, an animated series titled Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, was set to expand the universe of Snyder’s Army of the Dead film series, but has now been officially cancelled.
The cancellation comes as a shock to fans and industry insiders alike, particularly because the project was nearing completion. With a complete script, nearly finished animation, and voice recordings already in the can, the series was poised to offer a deeper dive into the Army of the Dead mythology. However, due to undisclosed reasons, this Netflix venture will not see the light of day.
The Unfinished Symphony
The Work Done So Far
Zack Snyder himself confirmed that the bulk of the work on Lost Vegas had been completed. The series was so close to finalisation that Snyder remarked, “you could watch it.” This statement underscores the unexpected nature of the cancellation, as it leaves a nearly finished piece of work without a platform for release.
Earlier in the year, Snyder had hinted at some “technical reasons” for delays in the series’ progress. Despite this, there was no clear indication that a cancellation was on the horizon. The specifics of these technical issues and their potential role in the project’s demise remain a mystery.
The Story That Won’t Be Told
Scott Ward’s Origin
Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas promised to delve into the backstory of Scott Ward, portrayed by Dave Bautista in the original Army of the Dead movie. The series aimed to provide context to the character’s experiences and the initial stages of the zombie outbreak that led to the fall of Las Vegas.
A Star-Studded Voice Cast
The series was set to feature the original actors voicing their characters from the film, including Ana De La Reguera, Tig Notaro, Omari Hardwick, and Ella Purnell. Additionally, notable names such as Joe Manganiello, Christian Slater, Harry Lennix, Ross Butler, Vanessa Hudgens, and Jena Malone were attached to the project, further raising its profile and the subsequent disappointment over its cancellation.
The Crossover That Will Never Cross
In a fascinating revelation, Snyder disclosed that Lost Vegas was to establish a connection with another of his Netflix projects, Rebel Moon. An interdimensional portal was to serve as a narrative bridge between the two distinct universes, hinting at a larger Snyder-verse within the Netflix domain.
A Mythology Left Unexplored
Snyder has spoken about the extensive mythology behind Army of the Dead that the films have not fully explored. The animated series was an opportunity to expand on this lore, including a planned appearance by a character from Rebel Moon, which now remains an untold chapter in Snyder’s creative oeuvre.
The Silver Lining
Rebel Moon Forges Ahead
Despite the setback with Lost Vegas, Snyder fans can take solace in the fact that Rebel Moon is still on track for release. Rebel Moon: Part One: A Child of Fire is set to premiere on Netflix on December 22, offering a glimpse into a peaceful moon colony’s struggle against a tyrannical threat.
Final Thoughts on this cancelled Zack Snyder Netflix project
The cancellation of Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas is a significant blow to the expansive storytelling potential of the Army of the Dead series. It leaves fans with a multitude of unanswered questions and the loss of what could have been a compelling addition to Snyder’s filmography.
As the industry reflects on the implications of such a cancellation, the focus now shifts to Rebel Moon, which carries the hopes of Snyder’s fans for a new, immersive world. The anticipation for this release is high, and it stands as a testament to Snyder’s enduring appeal and the faith Netflix has in his vision.
What do you make of this news? Are you sad to hear that Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas has been cancelled by Netflix?
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