Zack Snyder has revealed the official title to his Army of the Dead sequel — Planet of the Dead and also a hint that one character might make an unexpected return in the film. A character set to appear in the prequel movie titled Army of Thieves.
Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead ended with a few main characters surviving the Las Vegas heist, but in a recent interview with Inverse, Snyder spoke about Planet of the Dead and hinted that one character might be alive as he teased the potential return of Matthias Schweighöfer’s Ludwig Dieter.
“The real adventure would be to see what happened to [Dieter] when that safe door closed. Did he get killed by Zeus or not? What happened?” Snyder said. “We don’t see him die on camera, and there’s still some time left. I won’t tell you what happens in Army of the Dead 2 — aka Planet of the Dead — but let’s just say that there’s a chance Dieter survives. And there’s a chance that brush with death would have caused him to want to find a jailed Gwendoline.”
Before Planet of the Dead roam onto your screen, Schweighöfer’s character is set to appear in Netflix’s Army of Thieves, a prequel to Army of the Dead. Dieter will join a misfit crew of thieves as they attempt to break open three legendary safes across Europe.
Then there’s the time loop debate from Army of the Dead. “I’m a huge fan of this mythological understory,” Snyder recently told GamesRadar, touching on whether the time loop may come up again in the sequel. “All your time loop fun that you can have, there’s a lot of cool enhancements that are baked in now. I can’t wait to make the sequel to Army of the Dead, so that we can see how then all of those things manifest.”
Army of Thieves will debut on Netflix this October 29. This film will primarily be a heist movie and may not even have a zombie in sight. There is no set premiere date for Planet of the Dead as of yet. You can check out the Army of Thieves trailer below.