Army of Thieves isn’t expected to include any Army of the Dead characters besides Dieter, but there is a way for Dave Bautista and others to cameo.
Army of Thieves is prequel to Army of the Dead and set on the other side of the world, so audiences might not expect to see actors like Dave Bautista or Omari Hardwick show up, but there is one way members of the Las Vengeance team could still make an appearance. So far, Ludwig Dieter (Matthias Schweighöfer) and Bly Tanaka (Hiroyuki Sanada) are the only characters from Army of the Dead confirmed to be seen in Army of Thieves, but a few more characters from the original movie show could easily show up.
While Army of the Dead was directed by Zack Snyder and featured a number of well-known actors like Dave Bautista, Theo Rossi, Omari Hardwick, Garett Dillahunt, and Ana de la Reguera, Army of Thieves‘ heist team features actors who are a little less well-known, although many people should still recognize some of them, particularly Nathalie Emmanuel from Game of Thrones and all the Fast and Furious movies since Furious 7. Viewers will certainly recognize Matthias Schweighöfer (who also directed Army of Thieves) after his stand-out performance in Army of the Dead, and the most recent trailer showed an image of Hiroyuki Sanada’s Bly Tanaka, revealing he’s also the owner of the safe’s Dieter will be cracking in this film, like the Götterdämmerung safe in Army of the Dead, although it’s not clear if he has a role in the movie beyond the image and name drop.