‘Army of the Dead’: Dave Bautista turned down his role in ‘The Suicide Squad’ to star in Zack Snyder’s zombie flick

Since the debut of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, Dave Bautsta has become a close friend of director James Gunn, who even offered him a role in the upcoming ‘The Suicide Squad’.

However, Bautista turned down the offer to star in ‘Army of The Dead’, the new zombie movie directed by Zack Snyder.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the star said that:

“At first, I was reluctant to participate in ‘Army of the Dead’. I said I wasn’t interested. The truth is, I was scared, and I was also looking for dramatic roles. But when I read the script, I realized that it was much deeper and there were more layers than I thought. I was even invited to a role in ‘The Suicide Squad’, but I was already involved [com ‘Army of the Dead‘]. To be honest, I was delighted to work with Zack Snyder.

Unfortunately, he didn’t reveal what his role would be in “ The Suicide Squad, ” or maybe his conversation with Gunn didn’t even go far enough to discuss the characters.

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In an interview with Slashfilm, Snyder assured that his new zombie movie would be epic; with lots of action and practical effects.

“90% of our zombies are practical effects. There is a war with zombies, action sequences and a lot of fighting; my longtime friend and partner Damon Caro has worked hard to create zombie mayhem on an epic level.

He continues, “I love movies that are fun, but not silly. It’s a fine line. I wanted this movie to be uncontrolled zombie madness. My Netflix partners have supported me and started this journey with me. “

The film, with a budget of $ 70 million, was shot in Las Vegas.

Dave Bautista stars in the production, which also stars Ella Purnell, Theo Rossi (“Luke Cage”), Ana De La Reguera (“Everything and Everything”) and Huma Qureshi (“Kaala”).

The plot is set in the midst of a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas and follows a man who brings together a group of mercenaries for the biggest bet of his life: venturing into the quarantine zone to lead the biggest assault ever. attempted.

“ Army of the Dead ” is a Netflix production and is set to debut in 2021.

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