What was already an impressive cast list for the upcoming Zombieland 2 now has one more noteworthy addition in the form of Rosario Dawson, with Deadline reporting that the 25th Hour star is set to join the likes of Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin for the long-awaited follow-up to 2009’s Zombieland.
Though Dawson already has a rich and eventful filmography under her belt, from Sin City to Trance, Marvel fans may know her best these days for playing Claire Temple in the Netflix shows Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil, The Defenders and Iron Fist. The actress is one of a few confirmed newcomers to the Zombieland series, with Zoey Deutch and Avan Jogia also reported to be on board for this year’s release.
Behind the camera, the film sees the return of Ruben Fleischer, who’s currently fresh off the box office success of last year’s Venom, and speaking of comic book antiheroes, Zombieland scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have evidently found enough time between Deadpool movies to pen a script for the sequel.
According to recent reports, the film will see the old gang living in the White House before they venture on a journey that will have them crossing paths with some new types of zombie that have managed to evolve since the events of the first movie. It’s also said that Eisenberg’s character Columbus will be getting a new love interest played by Deutch, and that Woody Harrelson’s Tallahassee will “meet his match” when he encounters a “female zombie-hunting badass named Nevada,” which incidentally, sounds like it could be a fitting role for Dawson.
In any case, we’ll find out if this resurrected series can make like its walking dead cast and evolve with the times when Zombieland 2 hits theaters on October 11th, 2019.