Given the success of Zack Snyder’s debut feature with Netflix, Army of the Dead, the filmmaker has a slew of new films in the works for the streaming site as part of his and Deborah Snyder’s production company, The Stone Quarry. Rebel Moon was the first to go into production, and its development has been lengthy and complex.
Snyder, a lifelong Star Wars enthusiast, originally envisioned Rebel Moon as a Star Wars film. Despite this, Snyder was unable to get his Rebel Moon proposal off the ground as a story set in the Star Wars universe. However, this didn’t stop the director of Justice League. He has recently posted a new makeup test video for his next sci-fi movie Rebel Moon, which offers us our first look at a terrific, almost demonic-looking alien figure.
Zack Snyder reveals the villain for Rebel Moon
The update, which was released as part of Netflix Geeked Week 2022, gives fans a glimpse at one of the film’s alien creatures. The entity in question is encircled by thick smoke and is sandwiched between two massive metal doors. The design appears to have been produced with practical effects, but the actor’s identity is unclear at this time.
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The film’s synopsis reads – “A peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy is threatened by the armies of a tyrannical regent named Balisarius. Desperate people dispatch a young woman with a mysterious past to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them make a stand.”
While the majority of the information surrounding Rebel Moon’s world and the tale is yet to be revealed, what has been disclosed reveals that Snyder’s concept has a lot of potential. Snyder’s two-part Rebel Moon concept offers a massive scale while also being a solo narrative. Even still, the spin-off possibilities anticipated by Netflix and Snyder as Rebel Moon’s George Lucas-type architect indicate that neither party sees the film as a one-and-done; this is excellent news for sci-fi lovers and Zack Snyder fans alike.
Rebel Moon is expected to be released as two feature-length films on Netflix, with production expected to last until November 2022.