Jesse Eisenberg has explained the real reason that it took 10 years for the ‘Zombieland’ sequel to be made and it’s all the fault of ‘Deadpool.’ Granted, it seems very far-fetched but when Eisenberg goes into more detail, it starts to add up.
The actor appeared on ‘The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon’ to promote the upcoming comedic zombie film and revealed that the zom-com’s screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese got involved developing ‘Deadpool’ and ‘Deadpool 2,’ putting their plans for ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ on the backburner.
“We were trying to do the movie right after the first one ’cause the first one was so popular and then we just waited for the best script. In the meantime, the two writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, did ‘Deadpool’ and then we were waiting for them to finish that so they can write this. And we were all waiting, me, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, we’re all waiting for the best script and it finally came in.”
That’s understandable, right?
The 2009 zom-com followed four survivors, Tallahassee (Harrelson), Columbus (Eisenberg), Wichita (Stone), and Little Rock ( Breslin), of a zombie virus outbreak. ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ takes place a decade later and sees the four stars returning to head to the American Heartland to fight newly evolved zombies.
“It was impossible to keep a straight face” Eisenberg said about filming ‘Zombieland 2,’ especially because of Zoey Deutch’s performance. “Everything she did was so unbelievably funny,” he continued.
Apparently, Stone is all for making a ‘Zombieland’ movie every decade, however, writers Reese and Wernick are in high demand in Hollywood. They wrote ‘6 Underground’ for director Michael Bay and are developing a new ‘Clue’ movie, both starring Ryan Reynolds. The ‘Deadpool’ star is still uncertain if there will be a second sequel to the Marvel film. It’s looking like the cast and the fans might have to wait another 10 years for the next ‘Zombieland’ sequel.
‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ hits theaters on October 18!
Source: Entertainment Weekly