Now that ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ is in theaters, if Emma Stone gets her way, there will be another sequel out in ten more years, just as this one arrived ten years after the first. But director Reuben Fleischer says he would love to revisit this apocalypse sooner rather than later, with a solo spin-off featuring one of the new characters introduced in ‘Double Tap’.
As he told The Hollywood Reporter:
“I would love to do a Madison standalone movie. So, I think that story remains to be written. That would be a fun thing to go find out. That actually would’ve been a good post-credit scene where those two [Madison and Berkeley] are in Babylon just being pretty dumb together.”
Zoey Deutch joined the cast as Madison, the ditzy blonde Valley girl that catches the eye of Jesse Eisenberg’s Columbus. Since the zombie apocalypse struck in 2009, her perception of pop culture is frozen in time, but one bit got snipped after test audiences failed to laugh:
“I share your appreciation for pop culture… everything culture… ending in 2009. It was a great way to look back on things. I love Madison’s Von Dutch and Juicy wardrobe. It’s not really featured, but she has a Motorola Sidekick that she is trying to find cell service for at different times in the movie. There was an exchange between [her] and Tallahassee at one point where she’s looking for cell service and he goes, “You know that thing is never going to work?” and she kind of says something. Then, he goes, “And all your friends are dead,” and she was like, “Whatever.” It was just so funny to me, but it didn’t get laughs during our [test] screening so I didn’t put it in. I can’t think of anything specific that we didn’t include as far as pop culture, but I did think it’s such a funny notion that they’re in Obama’s White House. There were some Trump jokes pitched, but that just seemed like such low hanging fruit. I think it’s better to not acknowledge things that they wouldn’t know. For example, “Boy, I hope that guy on The Apprentice never becomes president,” seemed a little too easy.”
Fleischer did say that there would be plenty of deleted scenes on the home video release, so perhaps fans will get to see this and other goofy scenes of Madison, and the others.
Would you like to see an entire Madison movie?
‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ is now playing in theaters.