New ‘Rebel Moon’ Featurette Expands On Zack Snyder’s Sci-Fi Epic

We all know that Zack Snyder isn’t a guy who takes “no” for an answer. When Lucasfilm shot down his pitch for a Seven Samurai-influenced Star Wars movie, he instead took it to Netflix. And the streamer was all in, giving Snyder two huge franchises: Army of the Dead, and this December’s Rebel Moon.

As part of Netflix’s Tudum fan event, new footage and the below featurette were released for Rebel Moon. The massive film centers on citizens of a peaceful colony who band together and fight back against a tyrranical empire. Sound familiar?

Here’s the synopsis: “When a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical Regent Balisarius, they dispatch a young woman with a mysterious past named Kora to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them take a stand.”

Of course, the cast is gigantic here and full of familiar names. Sofia Boutella, Djimon Hounsou, Ed Skrein, Michiel Huisman, Bae Doona, Ray Fisher, Charlie Hunnam, Anthony Hopkins as the voice of Jimmy, Cary Elwes, Corey Stoll, Jena Malone, Fra Fee, Cleopatra Coleman, Alfonso Herrera, Stuart Martin, Staz Nair, Sky Yang, Rhian Rees, E. Duffy, and Charlotte Maggi comprise the ensemble, many of them having worked with Snyder in the past.

Rebel Moon hits Netflix on December 22nd.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.