While appearing on AMC's Geeking Out with Kevin Smith and Greg Grunberg, Deadpool writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese provided an update on Zombieland 2.
"That is breaking news that we're on Zombieland 2 right now," said Wernick and Reese. "We're sitting with Woody [Harrelson] tomorrow and are going to sort of walk him through some of the stuff we want to do. All the cast is pretty excited."
Wernick and Reese also talked about Bill Murray's scene in Zombieland. They revealed that the part was originally written for Patrick Swayze, but he got sick. Then, they offered the part to around twelve other actors, including Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Bacon, Mark Hamill, and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
However, all the other actors passed, so they turned to Woody Harrelson for ideas. Harrelson suggested either Dustin Hoffman or Bill Murray. However, Hoffman couldn't do it, so they reached out to Murray, who asked to be sent the script. After a couple changes to the script to expand Murray's role, he agreed to do it.