That’s right, WWZ 2 is already in the works! It’s being produced by Plan B Entertainment under Paramount Pictures. WWZ 2 is set to be released the summer of 2015. The reason for the delay is due to the toll filming and production took on Brad Pitt. The first WWZ was plagued with problems, like expensive reshoots. During shooting in Hungary , the Hungarian anti-Terrorist Squad even confiscated all their movie props and weapons, making filming both expensive and stressful for Brad Pitt. He has delayed the shooting of the WWZ sequel to recover both physically, mentally and financially . Stop reading now to avoid spoilers! At the urging of Angelina Jolie , Brad Pitt has decided to play a more behind the scene roll in the sequel . He is now planning to kill off his character Gerry Lane, United Nations Specialist, in the opening scenes and the character returning later in the movie as a super bad Zombie. Which would free up more of his time to work Producing and Directing and to spend more time with his family. With his character dead it leaves the room open for a new main character, who has yet to be named.
With the original WWZ receiving mixed reviews I’m not sure how audiences will respond to a sequel, but I guess we will find out soon enough. Personally I enjoyed WWZ and look forward to seeing what they think of next.