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Zack Snyder Promises Multiple Cuts for $166M Netflix Movie, Won’t Repeat Joss Whedon Justice League Mistake: “The later cut will be strictly for adults”

Zack Snyder wouldn’t recognize subtlety if it was clutching him by his hair and an overgrown salt-and-pepper beard. The filmmaker whose age has begun to show gracefully has come a long way since his Man of Steel days. Marred by personal and professional tragedy, he rose up stronger, undefeated, and reinvigorated toward his love for the artistic medium that has meant so much to so many over the years.

As Rebel Moon inches ever closer toward its epic take-off, Zack Snyder sits down in the midst of a field of wheat planted in the outskirts of a desert town (acres upon acres of it – a philosophy that he also implemented earlier on Man of Steel and helped Nolan with doing the same for Interstellar) and gives a peek into what awaits the audience at the end of the golden horizon.

Zack Snyder
Zack Snyder

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Zack Snyder Promises Epic Scale and Vision of Rebel Moon 

“It’s more of a dieselpunk world than a steampunk world,” says Zack Snyder while speaking of Rebel Moon. Nothing this director does seems easy or subtle. His visions are as disarming in their ambition as they are apocalyptic in their potential. Be it the cruelly dysfunctional dystopia of the DCEU or the newly conceived Star Wars-like universe that breathes down the necks of Netflix producers, it’s all in or nothing for the director. They were promised 2 films (actually, one film in two parts – Netflix couldn’t afford a 4-hour Snyder’s Cut). 

Rebel Moon [Vanity Fair]
Rebel Moon [Vanity Fair]
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If these movies fail to break even and then some, not only will Snyder’s dreams face a premature death (once again) but it will also make him a definitive martyr in the fans’ eyes. And so Snyder gets down to tinkering his world into shape, his characters more depth, and his story a finesse that will be worthy of recreating on 70mm IMAX. The natural thought that comes in the aftermath of such an incredible vision is, of course, the magnitude and scale of the sci-fi epic in its culmination. And the director promises, there will be a little bit of something for everybody.

Rebel Moon Director’s Cut Holds Surprises For Snyder Fans

Zack Snyder’s director’s cuts have essentially held a form of fascination that Marvel has cultivated with their delightfully post-credits scenes after decades of filmmaking. That theory was proven and established by the 2021 release of Justice League Snyder’s Cut. 2 years later, the director claims Rebel Moon is no different. There is going to be a final cut followed by something even more delectable for the more mature and selective minds out there who can quickly recuperate and prepare for Round 2 after immersing themselves in the simpler scale of the film: I think for fans of mine and people who are ready to take a deeper, harder dive, that’ll be fun for them.

Rebel Moon brings out the macabre vision of Zack Snyder
Rebel Moon brings out the macabre vision of Zack Snyder

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According to the director, the film itself will be approximately 3 hours, give or take, and it will be cut into two parts, with the second part set to be released closely on the heels of the first. Deborah Snyder, the director’s partner in more ways than one, recalled from a conversation between the director and Netflix film chairman, Scott Stuber, in which the filmmaker gave a taste of his film’s plot: “It’s a character story about how people can change, and redemption, and what are you willing to fight for…”

In its short descriptor, it isn’t that different from the superheroic stories kids grow up on, inculcating nuggets of wisdom, and changing and evolving lives for the better. Rebel Moon promises to be all that and then some.

Rebel Moon will be available for streaming on Netflix on 22 December 2023.

Source: Vanity Fair

Written by Diya Majumdar

With a degree in Literature from Miranda House, Diya Majumdar now has nearly 1500 published articles on FandomWire. Her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema while being a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh. Other skills include being the proud owner of an obsessive collection of Spotify playlists.