Producers on the upcoming Rebel Moon film have expressed their satisfaction with Zack Snyder‘s Science Fiction film franchise no longer being connected to Star Wars.
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The trailer for Snyder’s Rebel Moon was released by Netflix last week, confirming its release date on the platform of December 22. The first installment of the franchise, titled Rebel Moon: A Child of Fire, will be released in December. The second part, titled Rebel Moon: The Scargiver, is expected to be released in 2024.
In 2013, when Snyder was preparing to release Man Of Steel, it was announced that he was developing a Star Wars movie inspired by Akira Kurosawa. However, in May 2021, Snyder distanced himself from the Star Wars franchise, stating that Rebel Moon would be a standalone project: “I’ve been working on it separately from the Star Wars universe, on my own, as a Science Fiction project… It’s still a Science Fiction project. It’s the same story. Now, I’m just going to let Star Wars be Star Wars.”
Advertisement Two producers of the film have now shared their thoughts on Rebel Moon’s departure from Star Wars. Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder’s wife, told Slash Film: “At one point, it was a Star Wars film, and I never wanted it to be. I remember, I said to Zack, ‘I just feel like your creative freedom will be limited by that intellectual property,’ even though it existed outside of it. So I was pleased when that fell through, because I always believed it would be better.”
Zack Snyder’s ‘Rebel Moon’. Credit: Netflix
Eric Newman added: “I recall [Zack] calling me at some point, and this must have been 15 years ago, saying, ‘I’m considering making Seven Jedi in the Star Wars universe.’ And I thought, ‘Oh, that’s a cool idea.’ Then, a few years later, he calls me and says, ‘You know, I think it could work better as a television series.’ I responded, ‘Yes, let’s do it! Forget about Star Wars! Let’s make it a TV series.’
The cast of Rebel Moon is led by Sofia Boutella in the role of a formidable warrior named Kora, alongside Charlie Hunnam, Michiel Huisman, Djimon Hounsou, Doona Bae, Ray Fisher, Cleopatra Coleman, Jena Malone, Ed Skrein, Fra Fee, and Anthony Hopkins, who portrays an android on a self-discovery journey.
Rebel Moon Part 1: A Child Of Fire is set to be released on December 22 on Netflix.