Zack Snyder’s ‘Army Of The Dead’ Recruits New Scribe For Re-write

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Zack Snyder is set to re-write the script for the Netflix film Army of the Dead with a new writer before production begins.

Zack Snyder’s last theatrically-released film was 2017’s Justice League, though that could be argued given that his vision for the film was mainly re-worked during re-shoots when Joss Whedon boarded the project to help guide it through post-production. Now, Zack Snyder has teamed up with Netflix for a brand new movie titled Army of the Dead. The film is a heist film that takes place during a zombie apocalypse and according to a new report from Deadline, the movie will go through a re-write before cameras roll.

According to Deadline, Army of the Dead will now be written by Zack Snyder and Shay Hatten. The duo will be re-writing the original screenplay, which was written by Joby Harold. Shay Hatten is best known for writing the upcoming threequel, John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum.

Before 2017’s Justice League,  the last film Zack Snyder was fully involved in the production of was 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Netflix’s Army of the Dead won’t be the first zombie film directed by Zack Snyder because back in 2004, he directed the remake of George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. The remake was written by another superhero movie alumni, James Gunn.

James Gunn is best known for helming both Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Last year, he was fired from his position as writer and director of Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3. James Gunn then signed on to write and direct the upcoming DC Extended Universe sequel/reboot The Suicide Squad. Since then, the director has also been invited back to helm the third Guardians of the Galaxy film after he finishes The Suicide Squad.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Zack Snyder and Netflix’s Army of the Dead as soon as more information becomes available. Are you looking forward to Zack Snyder teaming up with Netflix for Army of the Dead? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Here is the synopsis for the Netflix film Army of the Dead.

“The adventure is set amid a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, during which a man assembles a group of mercenaries to take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantined zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.”

Army of the Dead hits Netflix in 2020.

Source: Deadline

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

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Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

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Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

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I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

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Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

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Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

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Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.

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