The official title for Zombieland 2 has yet to be revealed, but it definitely won't be called Zombieland Too. Rumored to be a leaked title for the sequel, the movie is even listed with that name on IMDb. Given that the movie will be part-comedy, it's plausible that the name would have a play on words such as this, but it wasn't clear if that would definitely be what it's called. In a recent interview, screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick shed some new light on the upcoming movie, clarifying the misconception over the title. Reese confirms that they do have a particular title for the movie in mind, but it's not the one listed online.
"Yeah, that's not the title. I don't know why that's on IMDb. Sometimes we just scratch our heads over how things like that happen. We do have a title, but we can't share it yet. But it's not Zombieland Too."
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote the first movie as well, reuniting with director Ruben Fleischer for the sequel. Set ten years past the events of the 2009 original, the new Zombieland brings back all four members of the lead cast. Because Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Woody Harrelson are all such big stars with packed schedules, getting them all on the same page was partially the reason why it took so long to get the sequel developed. Full plot details are still largely unknown, but it has been reported that Bill Murray will once again be playing himself in the movie, along with Ghostbusters co-star Dan Aykroyd.
What's interesting about the original Zombieland looking back is how it helped launch the tremendous zombie boom in pop culture. It satirized the most popular zombie movies to come out in the years before it, including those made by legendary filmmaker George A. Romero. It preceded the release of The Walking Dead on AMC by a year, with that series making the undead more popular than ever. Now with nine seasons of material to work with, there will be plenty for the writers to spoof when poking fun at zombie fiction clichés in the Zombieland sequel.
Hopefully, the wait will be worth it for the new movie. Ten years is a long time for viewers to wait, and the zombie subgenre of horror isn't as popular as it was just a couple years ago. It's coming at a time when The Walking Dead is winding down in the ratings, and theatrical zombie movies are few and far between. Still, given how much of a cult classic the original is and that it features the returns of such big stars, there's a lot of interest in the upcoming sequel. It may not be called Zombieland Too, but whatever its title may be, there will most likely be lots of people heading out to see it on opening weekend.
Zombieland 2 will be out in theaters on Oct. 11, 2019. This is almost ten years to the day of the original, which was released on Oct. 2, 2009. Over the next few months, more information should be coming out about the sequel, such as its official title. This information comes to us from Screen Rant.