2023’s Christmas will be arriving earlier for Zack Snyder fans thanks to Rebel Moon and going by first-look images at the Kora-led ragtag mercenaries – the ensemble ticks all the boxes needed to fight the oppressive regime from Mother World known as Imperium. While a trailer is still pending, fans are in awe over the details shared by Vanity Fair from their talk with the filmmaker.
Zack Snyder has spilled the beans on Rebel Moon, simply put it’s a battle against The Imperium’s oppression. And the first sign of resistance from a group of mercenaries could be the tipping point for the rest of the enslaved worlds to fight back. These guns for hire are namely Kai (Charlie Hunnam), General Titus (Djimon Hounsou), a Tarzan-looking Barbarian-Esque warrior called Tarak (Starz Nair), Doona Bae‘s Nemesis as the mechanical armed swordmaster, farmer Gunnar and Snyder fans’ favorite, Darien Bloodaxe played by Ray Fisher.
Rebel Moon as the title goes, Veldt appears to be a Moon being used as an outpost by the army to utilize their harvest for food resources. While they are unable to fight back against their brutality – Kora, who seems to be hiding on this Moon after deserting her leader post in the army is the Rebel that brings together a resistance.
While the Rebel Moon plot is similar to Star Wars – there is a whole lot of world-building set in a “dieselpunk” environment, as Snyder says. There is a sort of higher-energy source than gasoline, since they have a way of jumping across vast swaths of the universe, but the technology hasn’t really changed in quite a while,” the director further added.
Rebel Moon fans compare Scribes’ DNA trait to Man of Steel’s codex
Snyder fans have been pointing out cinematic parallels to the director’s past works as one Twitter user @kayivar compared the Scribes’ DNA-storing ability through humans to Man of Steel‘s codex. In addition, the Henry Cavill starrer film also shows Zod being selective in which bloodline survives which was compared to “the Scribes, of course, are manipulated by politics, and they write down only what they’re supposed to.”
The storage of information on DNA is giving me major Man Of Steel codex vibes.
— Knackered (@kayivar) June 6, 2023
— meg. (@wondermeg_) June 6, 2023
— Secrets of Dune | 𝐑. ä𝐥í (@SecretsOfDune) June 6, 2023
More bad guys who look like Nazis cinema is back 🙌 🙏 https://t.co/GPQ5fe4WdN
— ThatGuy supports the WGA (@OSthatguy) June 7, 2023
Knowing what we do about Doona’s character, I have a feeling this is a calm shot before a crazy action sequence
— Knackered (@kayivar) June 6, 2023
— 百合 Goggles (@Black__Gekikara) June 6, 2023
He’s going to spend the rest of his career leaning into this “more for adults” shit as hard as he can, isn’t he?
It’s gonna be an infinite loop of his fans crying about how you need to watch the ULTIMATE version of his movies to GET Zaddy’s genius every time he faces criticism https://t.co/lBULQwUddy
— ElTigre – Smallville Town Crier (@eltigre13131) June 7, 2023
I think I said how I feel about movies being "too long." That being said, this works out for everybody, those who want a movie to go in and have a good time and also, the other versions for fans who want to see the longer cut of Rebel Moon, EVERYONE WINS!!! https://t.co/iLNTVZmvxV
— Rorschad (@RonaldC0525) June 6, 2023
Yeah he looks like he's gonna be a sadistic evil bastard. https://t.co/xje747hZF0
— PiScEs27 AKA: Gandalf's Apprentice (@Josh2Gud4U) June 7, 2023
— Amy 🇨🇦 #RestoreTheSnyderVerse (@inkedrescuer) June 6, 2023
“Which Daario Naharis actor would you like to cast for Rebel Moon?”
— Rhea (@4eyedRaven) June 7, 2023
Rebel Moon sounds and looks so cool, holy shit. Love the diversity of its characters and how anti-establishment they all are (I mean, it’s literally in the title). You usually won’t catch me looking forward to original Netflix movies, but come on…it’s Snyder doing a space opera! https://t.co/n6N3ul1y8z
— Josh Harding (@joshharding77) June 6, 2023
— Mad Mac: Fury Toad (@thebookofmac) June 6, 2023
Bro for gods sake just commit to one vision https://t.co/FyjnGVFmvs
— Steve 🎥 Supports the WGA (@SteveRogers1943) June 6, 2023
— MAHDI🇲🇦🇵🇸 #RebelMoon (@MahdiMziouaq) June 6, 2023
— Josh Raby (@JoshRaby) June 6, 2023
hell yea! https://t.co/b2poq0GIWP
— SyL ☕ (@sylabdul) June 7, 2023
Ed Skrein will play the big-bad in the space opera thriller and his character details have audiences intrigued over possibly playing an unlikeable villain. In fact, the costume design also looks Nazi-Esque which has been pointed out by many fans too. Some Rebel stans are also delighted by Snyder’s decision to cast Game of Thrones stars (known as Daario Naharis in GOT). Readers can check out reactions below.
Other members from the ensemble include Jimmy the Battle robot voiced by Anthony Hopkins, E. Duffy – a non-binary newcomer playing Milius, Ant-Man 3‘s Corey Stoll and ZSJL’s Darkseid actor Ray Porter also has an undisclosed role.
Rebel Moon receiving two cuts has been met with criticism as some compare the situation to the Snyder cut. However, the director’s fanbase has shown their support to release a PG-13 cut and an R-rated version similar to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition so audiences from all walks of life can experience this sci-fi space opera.
Snyder followers are also expecting a theatrical release but Netflix is yet to announce a release date or even confirm if a limited theatrical release is part of the plan. Though Snyder’s Army of the Dead did land theater window and arrived a week earlier to its streaming premiere.
Rebel Moon will be available on Netflix to stream from December 22, 2023.
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