You’re not seeing things. That’s a sorta blurry Zombieland 2 logo staring you straight in the face.
Rumblings of a sequel to the Twinkie-powered 2009 horror-comedy have been kicking around for a while, and there’s reason to once again believe it’s on the way. ComicBook.com reports that the logo made its debut at CinemaCon courtesy of Sony alongside logos for Bad Boys 3 (“Shake Ya Tailfeather Pt. 2” or GTFO) and the new Blade Runner offering. Seeing as the Zombieland 2 logo doesn’t feature a rocketship or medieval armor in its design, one might deduce that the next installment will not take an extreme shift in plot. That’s all speculation on our part, mind you.
The first film’s screenwriters (and Deadpool scribes) Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are both reportedly attached to lend their expertise to Zombieland 2, and it’s not unreasonable to believe that Ruben Fleischer will return to direct. No word yet on who would return from the cast of the first go-around for this zombie yuk-em-up, but Jesse Eisenberg did tell Entertainment Weekly last month that he’d be game for another entry.
Yeah, it’d be wonderful to do. I know they’ve been trying to do it for a while, and I know they’re trying to figure out exactly what will occur in it. But it’s a kind of movie that, as soon as it came out, seemed appropriate to generate a sequel. … It takes place in this odd, created world and features an ensemble of interesting characters that it’d be curious to see more of. I would hope that it happens, and I’m sure everybody would be happy to do it if it happens and it’s good. It’s also a strangely beloved movie, so it’s a thing you have to get right. Some sequels you don’t have to get exactly right, but this is the kind of movie you have to get right because people like it for personal reasons, even though it’s a zombie comedy.
Eisenberg isn’t wrong about needing to get the movie right. Fans lost their minds over the teed up Zombieland series Amazon had in store and the backlash to the pilot led to the project getting scrapped. If Zombieland 2 comes into our world and doesn’t meet expectations, there’s a chance we could have a riot on our hands.