Netflix: Rebel Moon – What we know so far

Netflix Rebel Moon Release 2023

Netflix unveils its release catalogue of 2023. Among the upcoming releases is one of the most anticipated sci-fi films of the year: Rebel Moon. Let’s find out more about this upcoming release on Netflix.

Rebel Moon

Netflix unveiled its catalogue of releases planned for 2023. The schedule features movies and TV shows of different genres for all audiences. However, one of the most anticipated titles among them is Rebel Moon. It is a sci-fi action epic from director Zack Snyder, which might be one of the year’s biggest hits.

  • Zack Snyder is making the film with screenwriters Kurt Johnstad and Shay Hatten. They have previously worked together on movies like 300 and Army of the Dead. The director describes the movie as a mixture of Star Wars and Akira Kurosawa, especially his 1954 film Seven Samurai.

  • Rebel Moon was originally a Star Wars project by Snyder. According to Inverse, he also pitched it to Lucasfilm Ltd. A THR article from 2021 described the pitch as “a mature take” on Star Wars. After Star Wars was sold to Disney, Snyder decided to re-edit the story into an original feature.
  • Snyder hopes Rebel Moon becomes a new sci-fi franchise and has joined hands with streaming platform Netflix. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Snyder shares his hopes for the project, stating, “It’s my love of sci-fi and a giant adventure. I hope that this also becomes a massive IP and a universe that can be built out.”
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The story follows a young woman with a mysterious past named Kora. She is dispatched to neighboring planets to seek help when her peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy is threatened by the armies of Regent Balisarius.

  • The film pulls its inspiration from Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, where villagers seek help from seven masterless samurai to help them ward off bandits. However, Snyder shifts the tale into a far-flung galaxy with touches of the sci-fi genre.
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Rebel Moon’s Star Cast

Rebel Moon features a star-studded cast, with actress Sofia Boutella, famous for her part in Kingsman and The Mummy, as the leading role of Kora. Other actors in pivotal roles include:

  • Ray Fisher as Blood Axe
  • Djimon Hounsou as General Titus
  • Ed Skrein as Belisarius, the film’s antagonist
  • Anthony Hopkins, in a voice-over role as Jimmy, a battle robot

  • Along with them, the film will also feature notable actors like Charlie Hunnam, Cleopatra Coleman, Fra Free, Cary Elwes, Jena Malone, and Corey Stoll. The production will unveil more about their roles as the film gets closer to its release.
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When will Rebel Moon be released? 

The Sci-Fi film Rebel Moon will premiere on Netflix at the end of the year on December 22, 2023. That might feel far away from now. However, time will fly away with the new releases throughout the year.

  • Both Snyder and Netflix must have some inkling of Rebel Moon being a cinematic success. This is why the film’s sequel, Rebel Moon 2, is already in production along with the first instalment.
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SOURCES: Netflix, Inverse

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