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The first World War Z movie made over half a BILLION dollars, guaranteeing a sequel despite complaints from fans that the PG-13 rating ironed out most of the visceral realism of Max Brooks's original World War Z novel. World War Z felt like more of a reinterpretation of the novel rather than a direct adaptation, and the grand, global scale of the project was impressively realized.

World War Z 2 News & Rumors

Updated 6/22/2017

David Fincher will officially direct World War Z 2

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World War Z 2 is back on schedule and David Fincher is in talks to direct

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World War Z 2 news & rumors will be updated on this page as and when they come to us. As The Oatmeal humorously points out, there are many plot points from the Max Brooks's World War Z novel that were not touched on in the first World War Z movie. World War Z 2 could follow on directly from the ending of World War Z, but writer Steven Knight hinted that the sequel may take a different starting point entirely:

''I thought, 'why not? What fun.' It’s not quite like the other, we're starting with clean slate. When they've signed off we're on.''

The 'World War Z' Venn Diagram [Credit: The Oatmeal]
The 'World War Z' Venn Diagram [Credit: The Oatmeal]

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World War Z 2 could set a great deal of its action in India, one of the most cramped and devastated areas affected by the outbreak in the novel, and hardly mentioned in the first World War Z movie. The World War Z movies are set to form a trilogy, with Paramount saying:

"View 'World War Z' as a trilogy that would have the grounded, gun-metal realism of Matt Damon's Jason Bourne series tethered to the unsettling end-times vibe of AMC's 'The Walking Dead'".

World War Z 2 Premiere Date

The World War Z 2 premiere date was tentatively due for June 9, 2017 — putting it smack bang in the midst of the summer blockbuster season — but this date has been firmly CANCELLED. Deadline reports that World War Z 2 has been ousted from the June 9 slot, with no alternative date given. After more than four years since the first World War Z, will fans be extra-stoked, or will public enthusiasm have lost steam?

World War Z 2 Trailer

No World War Z 2 trailer as yet, but here's a reminder of the style of the first movie, which may be replicated in World War Z 2.

World War Z 2 Cast & Characters

Little is confirmed about the World War Z 2 cast & characters, although Brad Pitt is expected to return in the lead role of Gerry Lane, who he played in the original World War Z. Back in 2013, Pitt was already enthusing about the sequel, telling TIFF:

"We have so many ideas and so much information, we think we have a lot of stuff to mine from. We're going to do our best and see what we get out of it."

The only other confirmed actor for World War Z 2 is Cristian Lazar, who has been cast as an unnamed French soldier. Writer Steven Knight drafted the World War Z 2 script with Dennis Kelly coming in for the rewrite.

David Fincher has been confirmed to direct World War Z 2.

Watch World War Z 2 Online

It may be possible to watch World War Z 2 online, perhaps a couple of ice ages after this long-awaited sequel is finally released!


Are you excited about 'World War Z 2'?

(Sources: IMDb, The Oatmeal, Cinema Blend, Variety, IndieWire, Variety, Deadline)


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