Army Of Thieves Star Teases Return Of Their Franchise
As Zack Snyder’s latest series of films continues to grow, army of thieves star Nathalie Emmanuel teases her potential franchise return. The 2021 heist comedy served as a prequel to Snyder army of the dead and centered on Matthias Schweighöfer’s Dieter in the early days of Nevada’s zombie outbreak, who dreams of becoming famous for his security skills. Dieter finds his dreams come true as he is recruited by Emmanuel’s mysterious Gwendoline for a heist to crack three safes at three different banks, all of which were created by a legendary locksmith, but as the work gets hairy, he begins to wonder if this is really life for him.
Alongside Emmanuel and Schweighöfer, who also directed the army of the dead prequel, the cast of army of thieves included Ruby O. Fee, Stuart Martin, Guz Khan and Johnathan Cohehn. Snyder penned the film’s story concept with Shay Hatten, who co-wrote army of the dead with Snyder and Obi Wan Kenobiof Joby Harold, writing the script for the heist comedy. Having premiered on Netflix in late 2021, army of thieves earned mixed to positive reviews from critics and audiences alike, with praise directed to Schweighöfer and Emmanuel’s performances, the former’s direction, and the lighter tone compared to army of the deadas critics took aim at its plot, and now a star is sharing her thoughts on a possible comeback.
By speaking with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss his role in the horror film The invitationNathalie Emmanuel confided in her potential army of the dead franchise return. The army of thieves The star confirmed her interest in returning to Zack Snyder’s Netflix movie universe, and while noting that she doesn’t know any concrete details, she heard “whispers about future things.” Check out what Emmanuel shared below:
I don’t know anything about the future of these characters. I mean, I’ve heard whispers about future things, but I couldn’t tell you anything concrete about what’s going to happen, if anything is going to happen. But I totally agree that it would be really fun for these two to get together. The journey of their story was really fun, especially from Gwen’s perspective. She goes from being very irritated by this man to sort of falling in love with him. (Laughs.) Their whole chemistry was so good, and I would love to do it again. So hopefully we’ll get there.
The door of Emmanuel’s return to the army of the dead the franchise is very wide open, like army of thieves ended with Gwendoline sacrificing herself to be stopped to allow Dieter to escape, with the promise that she would find him once she was free. With Snyder and Netflix eager to expand the zombie-based universe, the movie timeline has remained generally vague, with army of thieves apparently taking place about five years before the original film. Given the scale of Gwendoline’s crimes in the heist comedy and the fact that Schweighöfer’s character changed her name from Sebastian Schlencht-Wöhnert to Ludwig Dieter, it’s understandable that she might not have been released from prison at the time of army of the deadevents or knew where he was.
Although his chances of survival were low, the public continued to debate Dieter’s potential survival at the end of army of the dead. Snyder himself hinted that Dieter not only survived his near-death experience, but that his encounter with Zeus would inspire him to find a “imprisoned Gwendoline” For the development army of the dead 2, apparently agreeing with Emmanuel’s audition tease”whispers of future things.” While audiences await news of her possible return, they can revisit Nathalie Emmanuel’s well-received role as Gwendoline with army of thieves streaming on Netflix now.