Zack Snyder has made the most out of his failed attempt at a Star Wars movie. The bones of that project have become Rebel Moon, a Seven Samurai-influenced film that Netflix swooped in to grab as part of their continued association with the director. And now that film, which has been shooting for months, has added Oscar-winning actor Anthony Hopkins.
Deadline reports Hopkins has joined Rebel Moon in a voice role, playing a battle robot named Jimmy. Ooookay. You’ve got one of the great actors the screen has ever seen and you make him voice an android.
That said, Hopkins’ character looks pretty cool. Snyder revealed an image while confirming the casting news…
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Hopkins joins an impressive cast that includes Sofia Boutella, Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou, Doona Bae, Ray Fisher, Stuart Martin, Cary Elwes, Corey Stoll, Michiel Huisman, Alfonso Herrera, Ed Skrein, Cleopatra Coleman, Fra Fee, Rhian Rees, Jena Malone, E. Duffy, Charlotte Maggi, Sky Yang, and Staz Nai.
Here’s the synopsis: The sci-fi adventure pic is set in a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy that finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical Regent Balisarius, then dispatching a young woman (Boutella) with a mysterious past to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them make a stand. Hopkins will voice Jimmy, an impossibly sentient JC1435 mechanized battle robot and one-time defender of the slain King.
Rebel Moon has yet to earn a release date but is expected later this year.