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Zack Snyder's Army of Thieves teaser trailer and everything we know so far

Zack Snyder's ARMY OF THIEVES
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Zack Snyder's Army of Thieves film is about to show that this world isn't just about Zombies. In fact, we'll learn that there were many more safes to be cracked before Ludwig Dieter (Matthias Schweighöfer) made his way to Vegas. And we're about to see more.

And, yes, this time around, expect less zombies. Army of Thieves takes place at the start of the outbreak seen in Army of the Dead, so things aren't as widespread. If this film is as notably different as it sounds, it looks like the Snyders (both Zack and Deborah Snyder are producers for Army of Thieves) will be expanding their reach. For all the folks who thought Army of the Dead was too long and laborious, this may be more their cup of tea. 

Latest Zack Snyder's Army of Thieves news (updated Sept. 24)

  • The first Army of Thieves trailer is coming tomorrow in Netflix's TUDUM
  • We've got more posters for Zack Snyder's Army of Thieves
  • Netflix announced Army of Thieves is coming in fall 2021

Zack Snyder's Army of Thieves teaser trailer

We've just got our first look at Army of Thieves with a teaser trailer debuted at Comic-Con @ Home 2021. The clip is full of fashion, masks and car chases, and — of course — safes to be cracked. We also get a small reference to the outbreak happening in America. 

Just like audiences at home, Dieter says he has "hundreds" of questions. 

Watch Netflix's TUDUM to see the first full trailer for Army of Thieves.

Zack Snyder's Army of Thieves release date window

Netflix announced, via an email to the press, that Zack Snyder's Army of Thieves will come out in fall 2021. Unlike Army of the Dead, it may be a Netflix exclusive, as none of the information Netflix has provided mentioned any theatrical run. We've reached out to Netflix and will update this story if we learn more.

That said, we won't have to wait that long for our next look. Netflix Geeked's Comic-Con @ Home will have a panel featuring Zack and Deborah Snyder, Matthias Schweighöfer and co-star Nathalie Emmanuel.

Zack Snyder's Army of Thieves cast

While most of the Army of Thieves cast members are unfamiliar faces, you will recognize at least a couple names. Specifically Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones, the Fast and Furious movies), and Matthias Schweighöfer (Army of the Dead).

Guz Khan (playing Rolph) should prove adept at eliciting a chuckle: he's a comedian, writer and actor. 

  • Matthias Schweighöfer as Ludwig Dieter
  • Nathalie Emmanuel as Gwendoline
  • Ruby O. Fee as Korina
  • Stuart Martin as Brad Cage
  • Guz Khan as Rolph
  • Jonathan Cohen as Delacroix
  • Noémie Nakai as Beatrix
  • John Bubniak as Christopher
  • Peter Simonischek in a TBA role

Zack Snyder's Army of Thieves posters

A pair of newly released posters for Army of the Dead give the movie a definite Ocean's 11 vibe. Unsurprisingly, Matthias Schweighöfer is front and center in these posters, as the film is primarily about Ludwig Dieter.

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Zack Snyder's ARMY OF THIEVES posters

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Zack Snyder's Army of Thieves poster

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The first poster for Army of Thieves is mostly a reference to Dieter's skill at safe-cracking, with a wink and nod to how he listens to the sounds of the safe as he manipulates them. 

The poster also reminds people to expect fewer undead, with the tagline "More Safes. Less Zombies." That design on the safe, though, does make us wonder what is going on with the over-arching story of Snyder's movies.

Zack Snyder's Army of Thieves first photos

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The above photos look notably different from the chaotic edge of Army of the Dead. Army of Thieves still looks tense, but it looks more ... relatable.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Deborah Snyder said "what’s interesting about that film is it takes place in our world. The zombie pandemic is happening in America, and it’s causing instability in the banking and financial institutions so they are consolidating some of the money and this team goes together. It’s a heist movie, with very few zombies in it. It’s really a romantic comedy, heist movie, which is super fun."

Henry T. Casey

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past six-plus years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.