After Zack Snyder’s superhero team-up film Justice League in 2021, Army of the Dead will be his second project in that year. Netflix will release The Zombie Heist on May 21, 2021. On the same day, it was launched in limited release in the United States.
With Dave Bautista starring, Ella Purnell and Omari Hardwick round out the supporting cast, along with Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer, and Nora Arnezeder.
Other actors in supporting parts include Hiroyuki Sanada, Tig Notaro, Ral Castillo, Huma Qureshi, and Garret Dillahunt. In the throes of a zombie apocalypse, Dave Bautista and his crew of mercenaries plan a heist at a Las Vegas casino.
Cast for the Army of the Dead
- Dave Bautista as Scott Ward
- Ella Purnell as Kate Ward
- Omari Hardwick as Vanderohe
- Ana de la Reguera as Maria Cruz
- Theo Rossi as Burt Cummings
- Matthias Schweighöfer as Ludwig Dieter
- Samantha Win as Chambers
- Richard Cetrone as Zeus
- Athena Perample as Alpha Queen
- Nora Arnezeder as Lilly
- Raúl Castillo as Mikey Guzman
- Huma Qureshi as Geeta
- Garret Dillahunt as Martin
- Hiroyuki Sanada as Bly Tanaka
- Tig Notaro as Marianne Peters
Scott Ward, played by Dave Bautista
As the creator of Las Vengeance, a mercenary outfit, Scott Ward is also a professional mercenary. Bly Tanaka, played by Hiroyuki Sanada, approaches him while he is flipping burgers at a secluded diner with the idea of committing a heist.
In order to carry out the robbery and remove the cash from the safe, he has only been given a 32-hour window. In order to pull the robbery, he gathers his crew and develops a strategy.
“Kate Ward” Played by Ella Purnell
Scott Ward has an idealistic daughter, Kate Ward, who has been estranged. In her job as a World Health Organization rescuer. She’s charged with saving a stranded refugee. To help her father, she joins the robbery at the casino with his crew.
Her portrayal as Emma in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children made her a household name.
After appearing in shows like Sweetbitter and Belgravia, the London-born actress is gearing up to star in the survival drama Yellowjackets, which will premiere in 2021.
Omari Hardwick (Vanderohe): An American Actor
As Vanderohe, Omari Hardwick is a veteran of Hollywood who has been in a number of notable films and television shows. Because of his prior experience with action films like Kick-Ass and The A-Team, Hardwick was arguably one of the finest possibilities for Army of the Dead.
In 2018, he had a starring role in the dark comedy Sorry to Bother You, which featured a number of other well-known actors, including Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson.
Ana Reguera (Maria Cruz)
Ana de La Reguera, who plays Maria Cruz in Army of the Dead, is a veteran actor whose name may not spring to mind right away. Por la libre and Paraiso Travel are only two of the many films in which Reguera has appeared as a leading or supporting actor or actress.
Ana de la Reguera, on the other hand, has a long resume of work in American cinema. This actress has appeared in Cowboys & Aliens, The Book of Life, Maddy’s nurse in the drama film “Everything,” etc. Keep a watch out for Reguera in the upcoming The Forever Purge, the fifth installment in the Purge film series.
Army of the Dead Release Date:
On May 14, 2021, 600 locations in the United States, including 330 Cinemarks, were released, making it the first broad release at a major theatre chain and the fourth after The Midnight Sky, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and The Christmas Chronicles 2 for Netflix.
As of May 21, the film is streamable on Netflix. On May 21, Creating an Army of the Dead, a documentary on the film’s production, was released. Peter Aperlo’s 192-page book Army of the Dead: The Making of the Film was published on June 1, 2021. It contains images, interviews, costumes, and storyboards from the set.
To further develop the Army of the Dead franchise, Netflix revealed in September 2020 that they had given the go-ahead for the production of two prequels to the series: a spin-off prequel film and an anime-style prequel series.
Later on, in the following year, it was confirmed that there will be a movie that would serve as a direct sequel to Army of the Dead.