It’s been established that Netflix is already investing in Snyder with Army of the Dead and Rebel Moon. Making a franchise out of the two on the get-go. Army of the Dead already has 2 films out, 1 is currently in development and an animated 6 episode series is also in the works.
Rebel Moon, on the other hand, has already filmed two films back to back, an RPG being developed (unknown if this is pen and paper or a video game) and a graphic novel also in the works. Rebel Moon is set to release by the end of the year with a limited film release.
We thought it would be the same as Snyder’s Army of the Dead or Army of Thieves that each of them only had one version of the film. It was a surprise to hear that there are plans to release a different cut of the film.
Recording Mixer for Rebel Moon Reveals There Are Two Cuts for the films
A report from /Film indicates that Zack Snyder’s sci-fi franchise will be getting an R-Rated extended cut. They recently had an interview with Andy Koyoma who is the re-recording mixer for John Wick: Chapter 4. He is also known to be working on Snyder’s Rebel Moon and has said:
We just did the first temp mix for the preview of part one, and it’s very exciting. It’s a big, huge, space — they probably don’t want me to say this — ‘Star Wars’-y, ‘rebels against the evil empire’ thing over all sorts of different worlds. It’s really fun. There’s going to be two films. I think we’re mixing that from June to February. And there’s also going to be extended R-rated versions of each of the two films, so we’re going to be mixing four different features.
Based on what Koyoma said, it’s clear that they plan to release four films instead of just parts 1 and 2. Each of them will be getting an extended R-rated cut on top of the original PG-13 cut of the films.
This is interesting since as a film enthusiast myself, I’d love to see both versions and see what makes them different from each other. Will the PG-13 cut have shots that are completely different from the R-Rated cut? Or does the R-Rated cut just have more that can’t be seen on the PG-13 cut? Since it’s being filmed simultaneously, this can have interesting results especially if storytelling is told slightly differently from one version to another.
Rebel Moon Is Inspired by Star Wars
Since all we have seen related to Rebel Moon is the teaser and a few pictures that Netflix and Snyder released a few months ago. We still have relatively no idea what the films could possibly turn out to be. I for one am excited to see what Snyder can make, since Star Wars, especially the films haven’t really addressed my sci-fi cravings.
All we can go on, for now, is that Rebel Moon is inspired by Star Wars. It did start out as a script that Zack Snyder worked on for the Disney franchise. He did it because he is a fan of the space opera and he even pitched it to Lucasfilm which didn’t move forward.
Not long after Snyder revealed that he made a script, Netflix was quick to grab the opportunity to use Snyder’s work as part of their streaming content. They reworked the script to be its own universe. At first, it was planned to be a series but decided that it will be made into a two-part film instead.
The films will star Sofia Boutella, Djimon Honsou, Ed Skrein, Michiel Huisman, Doona Bae, Ray Fisher, Staz Nair, Charlie Hunnam, Anthony Hopkins, Jena Malone, Stuart Martin, Corey Stoll, Cary Elwes, Alfonso Herrera, Cleopatra Coleman, Fre Fee, Rhian Rees, and Ray Porter.
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