The clip initially premiered through a livestream broadcasted on Netflix’s YouTube page, giving viewers a 32-hour window to watch. This coincided with the same timeline in which Snyder’s zombie killers are expected to complete their mission in Las Vegas. Fans were treated to a special appearance by Snyder, joined by film stars Dave Bautista, Matthias Schweighöfer, Tig Notaro and other actors who introduced the opening sequence. Throughout the livestream, fans were encouraged to flood the live comment sections with more emojis and comments. The more comments it received, the sooner the footage would be shown on screen. The audience engagement further reflected the film plot, which follows a ragtag team infiltrate a zombie-ridden city, just to rob a casino’s bank vault for $200 million USD.
The first fifteen minutes of the film sets up the chaos that is expected to ensue when a zombie escapes and is on the loose due to a collision of the transport trucks. The introduction sequence gives audiences the first glimpse of the evident zombie apocalypse in action
Check out the newly released clip above.
Army of the Dead arrives on Netflix on May 21.
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