Zack Snyder will be working with Netflix almost exclusively in the coming years with new film and television projects. He’s already released a couple of titles on the platform, but what is the prolific director and writer working on for Netflix? Here’s the next slate of him starting in 2023.
Before we go deeper, let’s back up a bit.
Zack Snyder is a writer and director who made his debut on the scene in 2004 with the release of Dawn of the Dead. Since then, he has worked primarily with Warner Bros. on projects, and most of the last few years exist in the DC Extended Universe.
The 24 credits assigned to the director include:
- League of Justice
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
- Iron Man
- Sucker Punch
- Dawn of the Dead
In July 2021, Netflix and Zack Snyder officially tied the knot with an overall deal with their production company, the stone quarry.
Zack Snyder Movies and Shows on Netflix
army of the dead
Snyder’s role: Director, Cinematographer, Writer, Producer
Released on Netflix: May 21, 2021
Zack returned to the genre where his career really began. zombies.
Featuring an all-star cast, the film sees a group of misfits head to zombie-infested Las Vegas to rob a vault.
The film was originally set at Warner Brothers, which ultimately turned down the project and is described as a spiritual successor to Dawn of the Dead. In its first 28 days on Netflix, army of the dead it was seen in 75 million homes, totaling an audience of 186.54 million hours.
Snyder’s role in the film included directing, producing, and writing the script. Perhaps most unique is that he was also the film’s cinematographer.
Once the main movie is done, Netflix also added a documentary on how it was made on the same day as the movie, but it was not reported.
army of thieves
Snyder’s role: Writer, Producer
Released on Netflix: October 29, 2021
The late 2021 release was a prequel to army of the dead which will follow safecracker Ludwig Dieter pulling off another heist at the start of the zombie apocalypse.
However, Snyder will not be directing this live-action title. That role has fallen to Matthias Schweighöfer, who starred in Army of the Dead as Dieter and will be the main character in this title.
Between October 24 and November 21, 2021, it collected 154,070,000 million hours viewed on Netflix worldwide.
Zack Snyder’s Upcoming Netflix Projects
Rebel Moon – Part 1 and 2
Guy: live action film
Snyder’s role: Writer, Director and Producer
Coming to Netflix: December 22, 2023
rogue moon will go down as Snyder’s most ambitious project to date with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that rogue moon it is meant to be an “intergalactic adventure”.
Writers from Snyder’s previous projects will also contribute to the new film. Both Shay Hatten and Kurt Johnstad are on board to pen the script.
The movie seems to be on the same scale as Star Wars that would support further expansion (as did army of the dead) in the future. Interestingly, this movie originally started as a Star Wars passed.
This is what you can expect from the story:
“The people of one galaxy send a young woman to find warriors from other planets to help them from the tyrannical armies that terrorize their peaceful colony.”
We have more in our movie preview to be told in at least two movies with the second one scheduled to film in 2023.
planet of the dead
Sandyer’s role: Producer and Director
First announced in September 2021, planet of the dead is a new spinoff movie that is slated to be written by Shay Hatten and will see the return of Omari Hardwick as Vanderohe.
Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas
Guy: animated series
Snyder’s role: Director, Executive Producer
army of the dead Will Become A Big Franchise On Netflix With Follow-up Movie Already Released army of thieves and an animated series in development.
The animated series will feature the voices of some familiar characters from the film. Tig Notaro will once again give voice to Marianne Peters, for example.
Elsewhere, Yetide Badaki, Monica Barbaro, Ross Butler, Anya Chalotra, Vanessa Hudgens, Jena Malone, Joe Manganiello, and Christian Slater will also lend their voices to the film.
Although Zack is involved, Jay Oliva co-directs the series with Snyder. Shay Hatten and Jay Oliva lead the writing team.
Lex & Otis Animation is the studio behind the new animated series.
No release date has been set for the series but it was originally thought to release in 2021, naturally we are now at 2023 with most speculating that its release is imminent.
You can read more about Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas in our full series preview where we’ve included the first look image provided by Zack Snyder.
twilight of the gods
Guy: animated series
Snyder’s role: Writer, Producer
The second animation project Snyder is currently working on with Netflix is twilight of the gods.
Jay Oliva is also spearheading the project with his previous credits including live-action superhero titles like Wonder Woman and Thor: Ragnarok to work on animated titles like League of Justice, Young Justice, and Ben 10.
The show will feature a huge cast with the voices of Corey Stoll, Lauren Cohan, Jamie Chung, Peter Stormare, Sylvia Hoeks, John Noble, and Jamie Clayton.
The last official thing heard about the project It was via Eric Carrasco in 2022 where the writer said:
“I’ll just say that animation is one of our best art forms, and it takes a lot of time, and we’ve got wall-to-wall perfectionists at it to begin with. I think you’ll be surprised at the level of artistry.”
Those are all of the Zack Snyder projects currently in the works for Netflix, let us know which one you’re most excited about in the comments.