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    “Just Want To Do My Own Thing”: How Zack Synder’s Rejected ‘Star Wars’ Movie Became Netflix’s ‘Rebel Moon’

    Zack Snyder‘s love for expansive world-building and gung-ho action continues with ‘Rebel Moon.’ The filmmaker is continuing his partnership with Netflix with what’s going to be a story about good and evil battling it out. For this showdown, the best warriors from all across the space come together.

    If that sounds like a particular film franchise set in space, you’re not wrong. Snyder’s intention was originally to introduce an R-rated entry to ‘Star Wars.’ However, it didn’t come through. Still passionate about his idea, he went on the arduous task of creating his interplanetary action film. 

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    Zack Snyder’s ‘Rebel Moon’ Shares Similarities With ‘Star Wars’

    The concept art for Zack Snyder’s ‘Rebel Moon.’

    Zack Snyder is aware that ‘Rebel Moon’ shares visual and storytelling similarities with ‘Star Wars.’ Hence it would be no surprise to learn that Snyder’s latest sci-fi epic was initially pitched as a ‘Rated R Star Wars Film.’ But in a recent interview with Empire, Snyder talked about the film never about and led him to make something more personal. 

    The director of ‘Watchmen’ and ‘Army Of The Dead’ told the magazine, ” The sale [of Lucasfilm to Disney] had just happened. There was that window where, you know, who knows what’s possible? I was like, ‘I don’t want any of your characters. I don’t want to do anything with any known characters, I just want to do my own thing on the side.’ And originally I was like, ‘It should be rated R.’ That was almost a non-starter.”

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    ‘Rebel Moon’ Plot Details

    Doona Bae in Zack Snyder’s ‘Rebel Moon’

    Zack Snyder’s ‘Rebel Moon’ is inspired by films of Akira Kurosawa and ‘Star Wars’ mythology. Kora recruits a team of fearless warriors to atone for his past sins. As the forces of Mother’s World find their way to the moon of Veldt, Kora and his warriors are the moon’s last hope against enemy invasion. 

    ‘Rebel Moon’ features an ensemble cast that includes Sofia Boutella, Charlie Hunnam, Michiel Huisman, Djimon Hounsou, and Doona Bae. Ray Fisher, Cleopatra Coleman, Jena Malone, Fra Fee, Ed Skrein, and Anthony Hopkins form the supporting cast. Hopefully, The film is going to debut on Netflix on December 22, 2023.

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    Shaurya Thakur
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    Shaurya Thakur is a Content Writer at First Curiosity, who, in his personal time, is writing the greatest "overcoming post-academic slump existential crises" story. His current obsessions are John Cassavetes and Jack Kerouac; musically, he belongs to Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand.

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