Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon Split Into Two Movies, Adds More Cast Members


The next film from director Zack Snyder, rebel moonadded several more actors to his already stacked roaster. netflix also confirmed that the galaxy-spanning sci-fi epic will be split into two parts.

According to Netflix’s synopsis, rebel moon is “located in a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy that finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical regent Balisarius”. They send a young woman – played by Sofia Boutella – with a mysterious past to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them take a stand. Along with Boutella, the film is also set to star Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou, Doona Bae, Ray Fisher, Rupert Friend and Stuart Martin.


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According to The Hollywood Reporter, actors Corey Stoll and Cary Elwes have now joined the cast along with Michiel Huisman and Alfonso Herrera. Elwes is reportedly playing the King of the Galactic Empire, while the roles of the other new cast members are undisclosed at this time. Elwes is the veteran actor known for his roles in The princess to be marriedas well as the immensely popular Netflix series stranger things. Stoll is currently one of the stars of the Showtime drama series Billions, and he is also known for his recent supporting roles in Steven Spielberg’s film West Side Story and as young Uncle Junior in the Soprano‘ prequel movie, The Many Saints of Newark.

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Huisman recently starred alongside actress Kaley Cuoco in the HBO Max series The stewardess. The Dutch-born actor is also known for his starring role in the Netflix horror series The Haunting of Hill Houseas well as fan-favorite series black orphan and The iron Throne. Herrera is known for his roles in two different Netflix series. He starred in the Wachowski sisters’ short-lived psychological thriller, Sense8and he currently plays cartel villain Javi in ​​Season 4 of ozark.

Along with the casting announcements, Netflix confirmed that rebel moon will be split into two parts with the potential to branch out into spinoffs. This will be Snyder’s second project with Netflix, the first being the 2020 action movie Zombie-heist-action. army of the dead. Snyder also co-wrote the screenplay for rebel moonwhich was originally to be a star wars spin-off project and would be strongly inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s films. As a director, Snyder is known for his feature films. Zack Snyder’s Justice League boasted a whopping four hours in length, and many of his previous films have exceeded the two-hour mark, including watchmen, Steel man, and batman versus superman. After his creative spinoffs with Warner Bros. on the Snyder Cut, Netflix seems willing to give Snyder more creative freedom.

The streaming giant has unexpectedly become the go-to place for filmmakers to pursue their passion projects. Netflix previously released Martin Scorsese’s popular three-and-a-half-hour epic, The Irishman, as well as Spike Lee’s Vietnam War drama Da 5 Bloods. The streaming service also released last year’s Oscar-winning film The power of the dog, which was director Jane Campion’s first film in over a decade, earning him the Best Director Oscar.

rebel moon is expected to begin production later this month and is expected to last through November.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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