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‘Rebel Moon’ – First Explosive Trailer for Zack Snyder’s Space Opera is Here

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Aug 23 2023

Zack Snyder’s new science-fantasy epic Rebel Moon arrives in December. Based on this trailer, it’s going to be action-packed.

Zack Snyder and Netflix announced the ambitious project back in 2021 – one that he hopes to expand into a franchise. The director aims for Rebel Moon to be a grand, romantic sci-fi epic with plenty of action and adventure. It has a Seven Samurai / Magnificent Seven in space feel to it.

If it sounds a lot like Snyder is making his version of Star Wars to you, there’s a reason for that. Rebel Moon was initially a pitch Snyder gave to Lucasfilm. It was rejected, and like Lucas before him, Snyder decided to build his own universe instead of shelving the story.

via Netflix

Rebel Moon First Trailer

Rebel Moon focuses on a tyrant’s invasion of a peaceful colony on the galaxy’s edge–a regent named Balisarius has deployed an army to take over and subjugate the people. The colony sends a Kora, a young woman with a mysterious past, to recruit deadly warriors from nearby planets to fight back and reclaim their home.

Kora has a short time to build her team and devise a plan before one of Balisarius’ enforcers comes to collect the colony’s harvest.

I’m not a huge fan of Snyder. He creates gorgeous, interesting universes and knows how to shoot sweeping action scenes, but his stories tend to fall apart. He’s done a lot of world-building and lore creation for this. Rebel does look pretty dang impressive, especially for Netflix. Hopefully, it’s enough to make it feel like its own thing and not just Seven Samurai in space. Battle Beyond the Stars exists.

seven-samurai Akira Kurosawa
via Toho

Rebel Moon Cast & Details

Sofia Boutella leads the cast as Kora. Her crew is played by Michiel Huisman, Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou, Staz Nair, Doona Bae, Ray Fisher, Cleopatra Coleman, Jena Malone, E. Duffy, and Anthony Hopkins. The cast also includes Ed Skrein and Fra Fee as powers from the tyrannical Mother Planet.

Zach Snyder directs it based on a screenplay he wrote with Shay Hatten (John Wick: Chapter 4, Day Shift) and Kurt Johnstad (300, Atomic Blonde).

When a peaceful colony on the edge of a galaxy finds itself threatened by the armies of a tyrannical ruling force, Kora, a mysterious stranger living among the villagers, becomes their best hope for survival. Tasked with finding trained fighters who will unite with her in making an impossible stand against the Mother World, Kora assembles a small band of warriors — outsiders, insurgents, peasants and orphans of war from different worlds who share a common need for redemption and revenge. As the shadow of an entire Realm bears down on the unlikeliest of moons, a battle over the fate of a galaxy is waged, and in the process, a new army of heroes is formed.

Rebel Moon drops on Netflix in two parts…


Part One: A Child of Fire on December 22, 2023

Part Two: The Scargiver on April 19, 2024

Author: Mars Garrett
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