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“We did things that others couldn’t do”: Netflix Promises Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon Will Make WB Regret Firing Him, Confirm They Won’t Betray Man of Steel Director

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Netflix recently released a “save the date” video that showcased multiple upcoming projects for the year 2023. Zack Snyder’s upcoming project Rebel Moon too was featured in the video that grabbed people’s attention.

Netflix went ahead and already greenlit a sequel to Rebel Moon even though the first part is yet to release in December! When asked the reason behind their confidence in Zack Snyder, a Netflix executive replied with, “his passion”.

Zack Snyder on the sets of Justice League.
Zack Snyder on the sets of Justice League.

Netflix Will Not Let Zack Snyder Down Like Warner Bros.

After the success of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the director was removed from the DC Studios since their visions for the future seemed to differ a lot. Snyder, being a controversial topic, had fans rallying in his support for re-hiring by DC, Marvel, or any other reputed franchise that wanted something different.

Zack Snyder on the sets of Netflix's Army of the Dead (2021).
Zack Snyder on the sets of Netflix’s Army of the Dead (2021).

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Netflix was not so idle as they immediately picked up Zack Snyder for his project titled Rebel Moon, which had been a decade in the making. The harrowing thing is that before the film’s release, Netflix already announced a sequel to Rebel Moon. People were astonished at Netflix’s confidence in the 300 director. In an interview with Variety, Netflix’s Vice President of Original Studio Film, Ori Marmur talked about Zack Snyder and how and why Netflix greenlit the sequel project.

“Zack came in with so much passion. This is a film that he’s had in mind for decades. As you know, he’s spent so much time working on other people’s IP at other studios. We worked with him on ‘Army of the Dead’ and we did things that others couldn’t do. We made a film and then a prequel and launched a live experience.”

Ori Marmur further stated how Snyder’s Rebel Moon could be its own universe and two films rather than one combined film allowed the director more breathing room.

“With ‘Rebel Moon’ he wanted to push the envelope again. When we saw how big the world he created was we thought it would be better served as two pieces versus one film. It’s the kind of story that can continue to grow. He thinks of it as his take on making something like ‘Star Wars.'”

Rebel Moon indeed shares some similarities with Star Wars since both stories feature a revolutionary protagonist against an evil empire. The surprising aspect of the movie will be Zack Snyder’s take, and his directorial style in the movie will surely leave the viewers impressed.

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What Is Zack Snyder’s Vision For Rebel Moon?

Zack Snyder with Henry Cavill on the sets of Man of Steel (2013).
Zack Snyder with Henry Cavill on the sets of Man of Steel (2013).

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Rebel Moon tells the story of a rebellion group (duh!) that wants to fight against an evil empire. Although the plot sounds very similar, that’s because Zack Snyder actually wrote the script to be a Star Wars project. The first part of the movie will deal with Kora (played by Sofia Boutella), going off into distant galaxies to find worthy warriors to help their rebellion.

With already a sequel announced, the story could potentially end in the second part where they defeat the evil empire. Considering however that the movie is helmed by Zack Snyder, it could have a melancholic end like 300. With a universe planned based on the project which was a decade in the making, Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon is set for a release date of 22nd December 2023 on Netflix.

Source: Variety

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.