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Rebel Moon Director's Cut: Snyder Seems To Confirm Summer 2024 Release

Rebel Moon director Zack Snyder has seemingly confirmed that the director's cut for Part One will be released in summer 2024.

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  • Zack Snyder confirms summer 2024 release for Rebel Moon Director's Cut.
  • Director's cut to showcase Snyder's original vision before Netflix's notes.
  • Timeline suggests Rebel Moon Part Two's director’s cut may follow in winter 2024.
  • Snyder likens the film's approach to an R-rated 'Heavy Metal' style.

It's been a little under a month since Netflix and Zack Snyder dropped Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire into our laps, and it seems like everyone has largely moved on. Unfortunately, this is the risk you take when you don't have a theatrical release, and unless you get lucky and something in your film goes viral, there is a good chance no one will be talking about it a few weeks later. However, we're not even halfway done with what will likely be a series of four very different movies. Snyder has talked about how different his director's cut is from the original cut, and we've even heard from one of the co-writers that "we were shooting four movies at once." So settle in; we still have a way to go. The second movie is set to come out in April, but we haven't heard anything about the director's cut of the first film. At first, we assumed it would be coming out before the release of Part Two, but according to an interview on The Playlist, that doesn't sound like the case. Snyder seems to confirm we'll get the director's cut for Part One this summer.

"What Netflix has done, and they said to me from the beginning— and I've never had this experience—'Why don't we give you some extra money and set scenes aside and allow you to have the director's cut run parallel and not be a reaction. Because all my other director's cuts are me just reacting to the studio, like getting noted and then freaking out and then running to home video to save me. "And so that's going to be later on. In the summer, you'll get to see what I [originally] pitched them basically," Snyder explained with a laugh. "And then you'll get to pretend to be the studio executive and go, 'Oh geez, I see what they mean. So that's the full odyssey."

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Rebel Moon. Sofia Boutella as Kora in Rebel Moon. Cr. NETFLIX ©2023

If we're following a timeline and making a guess, if the second movie comes out in spring, the first director's cut will be in summer. It stands to reason that Part Two's director's cut will likely come out either in the fall or the winter of 2024, meaning Netflix has dedicated nearly a year to releasing these movies. That's a long time, but considering the size of the script Snyder handed over, that isn't surprising. In the interview, Snyder describes turning in the R-rated script for Rebel Moon and shows his age by likening it to a phone book.

"They read the script. Obviously, it was an R-rated script, it was 200 pages the first time [they read it], and they were like, 'you weren't kidding!' when I handed them this phone book of the script," he recalled. "And they said, '200 page script, huh? Obviously, we're not making a script into a movie, especially not this crazy, R-rated [thing]. You basically made a live-action 'Heavy Metal' movie, and everyone's like naked, this is crazy.'"

Once again, we come back to the quote from Futurama where Bender talks about creating his theme park "with blackjack and hookers." For Snyder, it very much seems like his version of R-rated is "with nudity and violence," as if those are the only things that matter when it comes to making a movie more "adult" or R-rated. It just feels very surface-level from the ways it is currently being described, but comparing the two films will be interesting, at least, even if the first one was a slog to get through.

Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire: Summary, Cast List, Release Date

A new universe awaits on Netflix starting December 22. From Zack Snyder, the filmmaker behind 300, Man of Steel, and Army of the Dead, comes Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire, a 2-part movie event decades in the making. After crash landing on a moon in the furthest reaches of the universe, Kora (Sofia Boutella), a stranger with a mysterious past, begins a new life among a peaceful settlement of farmers. But she soon becomes their only hope for survival when the tyrannical Regent Balisarius (Fra Fee) and his cruel emissary, Admiral Noble (Ed Skrein), discover the farmers have unwittingly sold their crops to the Bloodaxes (Cleopatra Coleman and Ray Fisher) — leaders of a fierce group of insurgents hunted by the Motherworld.

Tasked with finding fighters who would risk their lives to defend the people of Veldt, Kora, and Gunnar (Michiel Huisman), a tenderhearted farmer naive in the realities of war, journey to different worlds in search of the Bloodaxes and assemble a small band of warriors who share a common need for redemption along the way: Kai (Charlie Hunnam), a pilot and gun for hire; General Titus (Djimon Hounsou), a legendary commander; Nemesis (Doona Bae), a master swordswoman; Tarak (Staz Nair), a captive with a regal past; and Milius (E. Duffy), a resistance fighter. Back on Veldt, Jimmy (voiced by Anthony Hopkins), an ancient mechanized protector hiding in the wings, awakens with a new purpose. But the newly formed revolutionaries must learn to trust each other and fight as one before the armies of the Motherworld come to destroy them all.

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