Zack Snyder, known for 300 and Justice League, has ventured beyond Earth for his upcoming cinematic project. The teaser trailer for his new Netflix sci-fi movie, Rebel Moon, has been released.
The trailer starts with narration from Anthony Hopkins‘ Jimmy, a robot who recalls his sad interactions with the royal family. There are also plenty of glimpses of the antagonists, with Ed Skrein’s Admiral Noble and Fra Fee’s Regent Balisarius cutting formidable figures. There’s a lot of epic action. Even more captivating than the storyline is the stunning visual appeal of the film. Enormous space battles, towering four-armed giants, majestic griffin-like beings, an imposing spider woman, and nearly-lightsabers are all featured in the trailer, each rendered with remarkable quality and aesthetics.
While Rebel Moon was originally intended to be a Star Wars feature based on Snyder’s long-gestating vision, fate had other plans—and it appears that everyone involved is delighted it did.
Synder looks to be attempting to write his own sci-fi epic with Rebel Moon. The synopsis for the movie is: “In a universe controlled by the corrupt government of the Mother World, the moon of Veldt is threatened by the forces of the Imperium, the army of the Mother World controlled by Regent Balisarius. Kora, a former member of the Imperium who seeks redemption for her past in the leadership of the oppressive government, tasks herself to recruit warriors from across the galaxy to make a stand against the Mother World’s forces before they return to the planet.”
Rebel Moon will be led by The Mummy and Star Trek Beyond star Sofia Boutella as Kora, with Charlie Hunnam, Ray Fisher from Justice League, and Djimon Hounsou from Gladiator rounding out the group. There will also be appearances by Jena Malone, Corey Stoll, Ed Skrein, Cleopatra Coleman, Fra Fee, Cary Elwes, Stuart Martin, Alfonso Herrera, Michiel Huisman, Doona Bae, and Hopkins.
Rebel Moon Part 1: A Child of Fire is scheduled for release on Netflix on Dec. 22, with Part 2 The Scargiver scheduled for April 19, 2024.