The fans have been waiting for David Fincher‘s World War Z 2 for more than seven years. They are still waiting for the Zombie apocalypse to happen again so that they can see Bard Pitt saving the world again. It has been quite a while since Paramount Pictures last said they were working on the sequel of this film. So will the fans ever see Brad Pitt fighting the zombies again? Here’s everything to know.
World War Z is an American action-horror film. It is a remake of the novel of the same title by Max Brooks. The film made its debut on June 3, 2013, in London and then globally premiered on June 21. It got a mixed response from the critics but was a huge commercial success. The movie grossed more than $540 million against a budget of $190. Paramount Pictures didn’t waste any time and announced a sequel to this film a few weeks after its release.
World War Z 2: Renewal Status!
The makers of this horror-action film renewed it for its sequel back in 2014. They scheduled this film to release in 2017. However, it got delayed, then the makers decided to begin its production in 2018. But then Brad Pitt signed Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, resulting in another delay. After that, David Fincher’s started working on the second season of Mindhunter. Later, the news came that Paramount Pictures halted this project because China has banned zombie movies, and that country is one of the biggest movie markets. Therefore ultimately, the makers decided to cancel World War Z 2.
Reasons Behind Its Cancelation!
Paramount Pictures already entered the pre-production phase of the sequel film and started its principal photography in several countries. But then they canceled the film all of a sudden. The main reason behind this was the budget issues for it. Since 2017 this project was under the leadership of new chief Jim Gianopulos who is hesitant about the budget of the sequel because of the criticism received by the first film. Paramount decided to spend their money on the sequel of Mission Impossible instead of World War Z 2, and that made sense as well.
Is There Any Possibility For The Sequel To Happen?
Indeed! There is a possibility that the fans of this film will see the sequel of the 2013 blockbuster film. We never say never to films like this. The zombie apocalypse is one of the most liked genres among the fans. And Brad Pitt already released a statement in which he talked about the brilliant story of World War Z 2. He said, “We had an excellent story, which he shepherded, really strong story. The stuff he had prepared for it just hadn’t been witnessed yet. I’m sure he’ll get it out on something else.” Plus, the humongous profit generated by the first film will always be a plus point for the creators. So there is a probability that Paramount might revive this sequel sometime later.
World War Z 2: Release Date
To know about this film’s release date, the fans still have to wait for the green signal from Paramount. If the makers decide to renew it again soon, then the fans can expect to see World War Z 2 in theatres sometime in 2024.