After over three years since it was announced that Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead franchise would be getting an animated spin-off series, Snyder finally provided an update regarding the project’s current status. Speaking with Total Film, the filmmaker confirmed that Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas has officially been scrapped despite already completing voice recordings and scripts for it.
“We did all the scripts and the animatics, and all the voices are recorded. So you could watch it, even in its crazy animatic form – you can watch the whole run,” Snyder said.
What was Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas supposed to be about?
Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas was originally supposed to chronicle the origin story of Scott (Dave Bautista) and his rescue crew during the initial fall of Vegas as they confront the mysterious source of the zombie outbreak. Snyder was going to direct two episodes of the anime series, while Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and upcoming Netflix Original Anime Series Trese) signed on to showrun and direct.
The series was executive produced by Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Wesley Coller (The Stone Quarry), Jay Olivia, and Shay Hatten. Bautista, Ana de la Reguera, Tig Notaro, Omari Hardwick, and Ella Purnell were actually going to reprise their roles from 2021’s Army of the Dead movie in the anime series. Joe Manganiello, Christian Slater, Harry Lennix, Ross Butler, Anya Chalotra, Vanessa Hudgens, Yetide Badaki, Christina Wren, Monica Barbaro, and Nolan North were also previously cast for the project.