It took ten years for ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ to happen, so fans of the ‘Zombieland’ franchise are wondering if we could ever see another outing. Well, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have been making the rounds to promote the home release of the sequel and recently spoke with Rama’s Screen about just that! It turns out that another sequel is something they’d potentially be interested in, but surprisingly they are also open to continuing the franchise as… a Broadway musical?!
That’s right folks, a musical version of ‘Zombieland’ might be in our future.
‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ took a while to get made as the writing pair were busy with other projects, such as that failed ‘Zombieland’ television series and the ‘Deadpool’ franchise. The stars, themselves, had a few other things going on as well, but they all were waiting for the writing duo to get the ball rolling. According to Jesse Eisenberg on ‘The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon’:
“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.”
Only time will tell if the cast is up to making this a trilogy, and a script comes in that would bring them back for a third outing. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait another ten years to see it come to fruition.
While not discussed here, the final option could be to revisit the idea of a ‘Zombieland’ television series, which the writers had previously put a pilot together for on Amazon before the streaming giant pulled the plug. Perhaps instead of recasting the main characters it could feature the doppelgangers from ‘Zombieland: Double Tap.’
Would you be interested in checking out a third ‘Zombieland’ movie? Does the idea of a ‘Zombieland’ Broadway musical sound like something which you’d want to see? Could a ‘Zombieland’ television show be a possible continuation of the story? Share your thoughts in the comments below!