The zombie attack will have to wait because World War Z 2 is officially canceled. The movie was planned to premiere on the 9th of June, next to The Mummy, but it has been yanked from Paramount’s impending release schedule back in February. It has been shifted to a different date, but it happened in an unusual move. Paramount did not provide a new release date but is hoping to release the movie somewhere in 2018 or even 2019 if this movie doesn’t end up dead altogether.
The producers want to take the extra time to improve and partially re-write the script. Although the first movie made over $540 million worldwide, fans were a bit disappointed 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. The original World War Z movie was faced with quite a few problems of its own during production. It underwent quite a few reshoots before hitting theaters in 2013. Shortly after the release date for World War Z 2 was announced. But it seems now that fans have to wait for even more than four years to find out how much the next movie will take the novel into account.
What do you think? Are you disappointed for this cancellation? I’d love to hear your opinion in the comments!