Zack Snyder may not be directing a Star Wars film anytime soon, but he has teamed up with Netflix for his own version of a space opera with Rebel Moon. The film is set to premiere sometime this year, and TUDUM 2023 has given us a behind-the-scenes look at the film.
From Zack Snyder, the filmmaker behind 300, Man of Steel, and Army of the Dead, comes REBEL MOON, an epic science-fantasy event decades in the making.
While franchises like Star Wars have rules to adhere to, it looks like Netflix has allowed Snyder to do whatever he wants with Rebel Moon, from the highly stylized costumes to the extensive action scenes.
The film looks like it takes a lot of visuals from Snyder’s non-franchise movie Sucker Punch, but seeing as that movie was pretty weak when it came to its story, it would be great if Snyder finally managed to nail an interesting narrative with Rebel Moon. Even his cut of Justice League admittedly ran a little too long.
If anything, I’m eager to see what Snyder has to bring to the table. Hopefully Rebel Moon ends up being more memorable than Army of the Dead.
Here’s the official description for Rebel Moon:
When a peaceful colony on the edge of a galaxy finds itself threatened by the armies of a tyrannical ruling force, Kora (Sofia Boutella), 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 starts streaming on Netflix on Dec. 22.