We've waited nearly an entire decade, but Zombieland: Double Tap is finally making its way to Regal this October. The core cast from the original movie—Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Abigail Breslin—are all reprising their roles as Wichita, Columbus, Tallahassee, and Little Rock, respectively, as is director Ruben Fleischer. The question is, will this long-awaited sequel be the end of the franchise? Or is a third Zombieland on the table? It very well could be, but that all depends on how audiences respond, says Fleischer.
Filming was confirmed in March of this year, and Sony finally released a Zombieland: Double Tap teaser trailer back in July. The internet erupted when they learned of the return of Tallahassee and the gang (not to mention the additional cast of characters that made their way into the trailer). If the movie performs at the box office, Ruben Fleischer will not rule out another return to the zombie apocalypse. It just may take them another ten years to get around to it.
Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) in Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)
“We all had so much fun making this one. We'd be really lucky to get to return to Zombieland,” says director Fleischer, “but we have to see how this one's received and if that's something audiences would want.” With the whirlwind of excitement and positivity that surrounded the first movie, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the post-apocalyptic cast receive yet another encore. And It’s not just movie fans that want to see a third movie, but the cast as well.
“We all have so much love for the original,” shared star Emma Stone, “so, we held ourselves to a really high standard as far as making sure that, if we were going to make a sequel, that it be at least as good, if not better, than the original.” She went on to share that she believed it would be a good idea to bring a Zombieland back every ten years, even with Fleischer joking that, “Woody Harrelson [is] just the healthiest guy there is. He’s going to outlive all of us, and so we can just keep doing them every 10 years, ‘til the end of time.’”
Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) and Nevada (Rosario Dawson) in Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)
Zombieland: Double Tap hits Regal on October 18th, but will we have to wait until 2029 to see a third Zombieland? If we do, at least we’ll have two other bloody, action-packed, zombie butt-kicking movies to watch again and again to hold us over.