Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder is in the middle of a renaissance. With the release of The Snyder Cut of Justice League, the slow-mo-loving director is more beloved than ever before, even after the release of the mediocre Army of the Dead.
However, the eyes of Snyder fans are already pinned on the director's next film — Rebel Moon. Once Snyder's vision for his own Star Wars movie, Rebel Moon is a sci-fi epic that's Star Wars in all but name.
Zack Snyder shares first look at Rebel Moon
After years of planning his own Star Wars film, Zack Snyder has finally shared a first look for the new movie. Posted on his personal Vero account, Snyder revealed the first piece of concept art for the sci-fi film.
Without access to the Star Wars IP, Snyder’s new project has had to shift art direction to a new style. Instead of the ramshackle look of the traditional Lucasfilm universe, Snyder's film now has more of a high-fantasy sci-fi aesthetic.
The new aesthetic keeps a dirty, down-trodden look. However, the humanoid figures — possibly this universe’s certain of The Empire, are far more modern sci-fi than Star Wars’. Additionally, the concept art shows ancient monoliths decorated in mysterious runes.
It’s a bold new look that certainly appears to lend itself to the exaggerated style of Zack Snyder movies. Much like his suit design for The Flash, the complexities of the fantastical technological outfits should look fantastic on screen.
What is Rebel Moon movie about?
Zack Snyder has revealed that Rebel Moon is his own take on Star Wars. Inspired by the iconic Lucasfilm franchise, as well as Kurosawa movies, the new film will combine Snyder's love of sci-fi with his unique directorial style.
The official synopsis for the movie is as follows:
“The film is set in a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy that finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical Regent Balisarius. They dispatch a young woman with a mysterious past to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them take a stand the Tyrant.”
When is Rebel Moon releasing?
Rebel Moon is three months away from principal photography at the time of writing. Principal photography is expected to last until August 2022. However, post-production will likely take far longer.
The new Zack Snyder movie will launch exclusively on Netflix. While there isn't currently a release date for the movie, it's expected to release in 2023.