We saw what everyone did when the Zombie Apocalypse began.Columbus was playing World of Warcraft and encountered 406, Tallahassee was playing with his son, Wichita and Little Rock pulled a con on that gas station employee, who later that day was eaten by a zombie while taking a dump. the UNSC as an ODST.
5 other people will be hired to clean up the zombies.Salem, Rios, Mattias, Chris, and Jen. Needless to say, it would be done in a day.
The actors are playing themselves.The characters never reveal their names, instead using code names, and there's no way that the character's wouldn't mention their likeness to the famous actors. Maybe Tallahassee is Woody Harrelson, Wichita is Emma Stone, Little Rock is Abigail Breslin, and Columbus is Jesse Eisenberg, just after the apocalypse.
This is the early stage of the Green Flu pandemic.
In the mansion, Tallahassee states that there are six people left on Earth, when there are only five people present. The sixth person is...
There are safe havens in both the east and west.Talahasee mentioned conflincting rumors, using that as a reason to write them off. In reality, there are two bastions of civilization left in America. The western one is in Washington, further north than our heroes.
Zombieland happens before Equilibrium, and the 'emotion supressing drug' is actually to supress the virusThe Government of Equilibrium claims that emotions are what the drug is supposed to do, and that they're only promoting peace. But in reality, that's a lie to hide the truth, which is that the drug is to supress the 'virus' that creates the zombies from spreading again, because it can't be cured. They've effectively destroyed all evidence of the zombie plague, and keep humanity ignorant of the truth for what they believe is the best. The lack of emotion is only a horrible side-effect, but one they believe is better than the virus it supresses.
Tallahassee is the originator of Gun KataDuring the big battle at Pacific Playland, while trapped within that prize booth, Tallahassee has a moment of clarity. And during this moment, his body begins to move on its own, performing techniques that will eventually become Gun Kata. After escaping Pacific Playland, he begins practicing and perfecting Gun Kata (then called "Nut Up or Shut Up") and teaches it to Columbus, Wichita, and Little Rock. They pass it on to others, who pass it on to still others, and it is used to supress the zombies long enough for the supressant to be made. The style is renamed Gun Kata, which is taught to the Grammaton Clerics, and all evidence of its originator is destroyed to hide the zombie apocalypse from the unknowing public.
Zombieism doesn't spread via bitesThat's just a myth the characters believe from Wrong Genre Savvy plus circumstantial evidence misleading them. Rather, the mutant mad cow disease was dormant, and had infected most of the meat supply. Anybody who ate beef went zombie over the course of a month or so, people who hadn't eaten tainted beef being increasingly rare due to beef being really popular and people who don't eat it having less muscle mass. This also explains why the girl in the flashback went zombie despite the hobo only trying to bite her. Presumably, nobody has had enough time to let someone confirmably uninfected get bitten and observe them under controlled conditions, and as such they made the logical, if incorrect, assumption.
There are no zombiesThere -were-, but they all died out. Our four protaganists are just murder-crazy.
Columbus's name is Rob Curtis
Wichita and Little Rock ran away from an abusive householdWhy else would Wichita taker her baby sister away from? It would also explain why they're con girls. Since Wichita was too young to legally get a job, they had to do whatever they could to get the money they needed to survive.
Tallahasee is Mickey KnoxSomewhere between the end of NBK and Zombieland'', he had a falling out with Mallory, moved away and had his tattoos removed. This explains his natural zombie-killing ability, he's had a lot of practice. The reason that he never tries to murder anyone living is that the world no longer disgusts him, and his aggression is easily gotten out on Zombies.
Tallahassee is T. Sean CollinsBefore he met up with Columbus, Tallahassee worked for a short time protecting celebrities from zombies in a man made fortress. After escaping the failure of said fortress, he stole one of the celebrities' Cadillacs out front and drove off, modifying it with a plow and the trademark Earnhardt 3 as he went along.
Tallahassee knows something we don'tThe sixth person he's referring to is another survivor he met but parted ways with. He never mentions them except by accident because they didn't leave on good terms. It's likely that whoever it was was even more insane than the girls and would rather be holed up in a compound somewhere where they know they're safe rather than have another survivor for company. Or maybe they just thought his quest for Twinkies was dumb.
Tallahassee wanted to die, but on his own terms.When he reveals that his son was killed by zombies, he says something to the effect of, "When you take a man's son, he doesn't have anything else to live for." However, he is too proud for suicide, and wants to die in such a way that it will take out as many of those living-impaired bastards as possible. Therefore, he leaps into battle with both guns blazing, knowing that any fight may be his last, but that's fine because he will take down fifty or a hundred zombies before they tear him apart. However, meeting Columbus and the girls ended up having a similar effect on him as it did on Columbus; he has a family now, and therefore something to live for.
Zombieland is the sequel to Adventureland.This is a rather popular theory
Buck is still alive.Tallahassee mentions six people, one more person that there should be. Some say he's in denial about his son, Buck, being dead. But I say that denial is actually true, and his son is now a ten year old badass who's second only to his father at killing zombies.
Zombieland is in continuity with Dawn of the Dead 2004.No justification, I just think it would fit nicely.
Zombieland 2 features replacement protagonists.Because the end of Zombieland pretty much cemented the formation of True Companions, and there's probably not much else for them to do but Walk the Earth and kill zombies, maybe stumble onto a safehaven in the process, which would end the story. Two possibilities:
Zombie Kill Of The Week...If they went with a tv series instead, was it meant to be a recap from the ep itself, or some funny outtake, or even better, either at random? God forbid they go with 3. viewer submissions...
The Zombie plague happened in October 2008, before World of Warcraft's Wrath of the Lich King ExpansionThat's why as he was playing World of Warcraft, he thought nothing of the people typing "I'm under attack by zombies! Help!" in the trade and guild channels.
Columbus is actually Mark ZuckerbergSomeone had to suggest it.
Wichita never intended to get out of Pacific Playland aliveShe only wanted to show Little Rock a really good time, one last day to be a kid, before shooting her, and then killing herself. This would expand on Wichita's general cynical worldview, and her decision not to stay with Columbus at the mansion and instead go ahead with her original plans. It also turns a wallbanger (How could she think turning on the lights and sounds in the whole park would not attract zombies?) into a more reasonable action (one last desperate ploy for happiness, before inevitable death) and rather intensifies the happy ending (Not only does she choose to be with Columbus, she chooses life!). Also, it would have been a really cool twist, although, admittedly, incredibly depressing. "Happy, sis?" "Yeah!" "Have a good time?" "Yeah! The best time ever!" "I'm glad." BANG!
They're in the same universe as Planet TerrorRather Garland, Texas where it started was the small town from Planet Terror and the story of Mad Cow Disease was just a government cover up. So if they do go to Mexico like Tallahassee wanted they'll meet up with Cherry and Dakota Block.
Tallahassee is Chicago Ted.He stayed in Chicago for a while under his real name, Ted, and began racking up more zombie kills than anyone ever thought possible. Word of his zombie-killing skills spread across the nation, cementing him as an in-universe Memetic Badass. Then Chicago became too overrun even for him to handle, and he fled and started going by Tallahassee.
Cine-A-Sorrow Theater shares a universe with Zombieland.Let's look at the facts—it's been confirmed that CORPS has been eliminated, leaving no resistance fighters in either 'verse, and if the population has dwindled as much as is shown in Zombieland than the idea of hordes of zombies hanging around outside the theater waiting for the two humans inside to come out actually makes sense.
If a Zombie bites Tallahassee, he will turn into Tallahassee.Admit it. You think it's an awesome theory. Boom, Headshot is not necessary to kill the zombies in both universes - both movies specifically say that the "infected" are not dead, just driven insane by the virus and its symptoms. (Which is why a bat works in both universes.) Also, they have an alarming tendency to spew fluids over anyone within spitting distance - when they aren't taking you apart. And they are smarter than the old fashioned shambling variety zombie - again, because they aren't dead and have most of their faculties. 4. Survivors in both universes take comfort in sugary treats - Twinkies (and Snowballs) in the Zombieland universe; in the 28DaysLater 'verse, it's Chocolate Oranges. However, the moment when Selena (in 28 Days Later) says "if I never see another chocolate bar again, it will be too soon", bad things start to happen to everyone. The folks in Zombieland never make that mistake. (Rule 33 of Zombieland - Never diss The Power Of Chocolate.) 5. Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker - Frank and Tallahasee both know the good stuff when they see it.
Wichita and Little Rock are Air Force BratsAssuming they are in fact biological sisters, this would explain them being from cities in different states. Wichita, Kansas is home to McConnell Air Force Base and Little Rock, Arkansas is home to Little Rock Air Force Base. That might even explain their familiarity with firearms (lot of firearms enthusiasts in the military). If you want to play off some negative aspects of the stereotype, it also could explain their insular social tendencies, working for the betterment of themselves (and each other) to the detriment of "outsiders" such as Tallahassee and Columbus and the gas station attendent. Difficulty meshing with others can be an issue for military brats, due to being moved from one community to another every few years.