Zack Snyder may not be directing a Star Wars movie anytime soon, but he is going to be making his version of a space opera with his upcoming project Rebel Moon. We don’t have a look at the movie as of now, but we do have news on who could be the film’s potential star.
As per Deadline, Sofia Boutella (The Mummy, Kingsman) has been tapped to star in Zack Snyder’s next project. We don’t have a specific breakdown of her character, but the synopsis can be a hint as to what we can expect.
Here’s the description of the plot:
The film is set in a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy that finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical Regent Balisarius. They dispatch a young woman with a mysterious past to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them take a stand [against] the Tyrant.
With Sofia Boutella having supporting roles as a kick-ass femme fatale, I’m excited to actually see her take center stage in a film. Whether you like or hate Snyder, I think you can agree that he has very interesting casting choices—like Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. I’m ready for Boutella to be the Luke Skywalker of Snyder’s Star Wars.
Despite his falling out with WB, it looks like Snyder is still thriving creatively. Like many fans though, I am hoping that he manages to work on DC again, especially with so many people wanting Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and many more back.
As of now, no release date has been set for Snyder’s Rebel Moon, but you can catch his latest film, Army of the Dead (and its spinoff Army of Thieves), now on Netflix.