Netflix has gotten fans incredibly excited for the year to come with the release of its annual movie preview giving glimpses at several anticipated projects, including Zach Snyder’s Rebel Moon.
Dedicating a small chunk of the trailer to the new Snyder sci-fi epic, the clip showed a giant spaceship coming to land on a desert planet before Djimon Hounsou’s General Titus shouts, “For all that you love, show them no mercy!”. The rest of the six-second clip shows bombastic shots from the film, including vast explosions, a violent action scene and Charlie Hunnam’s character aiming a blaster toward the camera.
The project began as Snyder’s answer to his very own Star Wars movie, taking creative liberties from Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai as he tells the story of a galactic colony that assembles a group of fighters to battle against an oppressive force. Starring the likes of Rupert Friend, Sofia Boutella, Jena Malone, Corey Stoll, Michiel Huisman, Cary Elwes, Doona Bae and Ray Fisher, the film is expected to be a major science fiction hit when it’s released in December, 2023.
Speaking about the film, Snyder told BroBible’s Post-Credit Podcast, “Frankly what I’m really interested in with Rebel Moon is creating a romantic sci-fi film on a scale that is, frankly, as big as you can make a movie”.
Describing the sheer size of the new movie, the director added, “I’ve never done a science-fiction film at this scale. The beginning of Man of Steel on Krypton has pretty big sci-fi elements, but it’s still Krypton and there are certain iconographic things that you have to do. And that’s kind of what we’re doing in Rebel Moon, but on the biggest steroids I can give it”.
Take a look at the glimpse into Snyder’s Rebel Moon, as well as the rest of Netflix’s exciting upcoming slate, below.