Fans can expect Zombieland: Double Tap to have the same mix of raunchy humor and bone-chilling terror as the 2009 original, in part because of screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, who wrote both films. The duo's writing credits also include Fox's Deadpool films, and they believe the Merc With a Mouth would be right at home in Zombieland.
At LA Comic Con, the two explained why Wade Wilson would work in Double Tap."Deadpool would do great in Zombieland," the duo explained. "He's kind of a zombie himself with the way he heals. And his humor is right on point with [the characters]."
“Deadpool would do great in #Zombieland . He’s kind of a zombie himself with the way he heals. And his humor is right on point with these guys.” - @PaulWernick and @RhettReese (writers of #Deadpool and #Zombieland) #ComicConLA— Zombieland: Double Tap (@Zombieland) October 13, 2019
Deadpool's co-creator Rob Liefeld responded to Wernick and Reese's comments, saying, "You have no idea how much I love that Deadpool is being enlisted to sell Zombieland! So fun!"
You have no idea how much I love that Deadpool is being enlisted to sell Zombieland! So fun! https://t.co/AzRS5x1wg3— robliefeld (@robertliefeld) October 13, 2019
Double Tap takes place approximately a decade after the events of the first film as the main characters travel across the remnants of the United States, encountering new survivors while fighting off evolved zombies.
Starring Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin, Zombieland: Double Tap hits theaters on Oct. 18.