Army of Thieves Ending: Everything you should know!
Army of Thieves is a 2021 heist comedy film directed by Matthias Schweghofer from a screenplay by Shay Hatton, based on a story co-written with Zack Snyder. A prequel to Army of the Dead, the second installment in the Army of the Dead franchise;
The film stars Schweghofer, who reprises his role as Ludwig Dieter, along with a supporting cast that includes Nathalie Emmanuel, Ruby O’Fee, Stuart Martin, Goose Khan and Jonathan Cohen.
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Army of Thieves Ending Explained: What happens with the Criminal Squad?
As Army of Thieves opens, Dieter is working a dead-end job as a bank teller in a small German town and posting occasional videos online about his passion for cracking safe.
A mysterious woman named Gwendolyn approaches her about joining her criminal squad to help find and open three iconic impenetrable safes, each named Norse. The legend is named after a section of composer Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle.
Each vault is named after one of the four parts of The Ring of the Nibelung: Rheingold, Valkyrie, Siegfried, and Götterdamrung. But like in Richard Wagner’s opera, The Locksmith’s Ring Cycle was to end in tragedy.
Hans built a last vault, which was made his final resting place, a place to take away all his sorrows after the tragic death of his wife and son.
When the safe was over, Hans locked himself inside. While his workers tried to free him, he was no match for such a master’s job. Hans died inside the vault that was later thrown into the sea, with his body still inside.
Ludwig and master thief Gwendoline (Nathalie Emmanuel) manage to find and break three of the Ring Cycle safes – Rhinegold, Valkyrie and Sigrid – before Interpol finally catches up with them.
The film ends with Gwendoline, having been captured, sacrificing herself so that Ludwig can be freed and find the Götterdamerung in Las Vegas. Army of Thieves confirmed that Ludwig’s journey was always going to end at Bailey Tanaka’s casino.
Joining Ward’s squad, Ludwig can finally break the final Ring Cycle Vault and honor Gwendolyn’s sacrifice. At the end of the film, in an ‘epilogue’ scene, Ludwig is approached by Scott Ward,
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And Maria Cruz (Ana de la Reguera) to help him steal the very safe, and Gwendolyn returns one day. swore to Scott and Maria’s journey thus kicks off the events of Army of the Dead – where Ludwig is last seen locked in a vault to save Vanderohe.
Will there be an Army of Thieves Sequel?
Although Ludwig’s ambiguous ending in Army of the Dead may make it look like he’s dead, director Zack Snyder, who is already on board for a sequel tentatively titled Planet of the Dead, told Have other ideas.
A Zack Snyder-directed sequel, Planet of the Dead, is in the works. There’s also an animated series, Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, coming to Netflix.