Zack Snyder revealed new cast members brought onto his upcoming Netflix film Rebel Moon. The film was initially pitched as a part of the Star Wars franchise, but when that did not go anywhere, it was re-envisioned as a sci-fi tv series. When that didn’t work out, the concept was re-envisioned again, this time as a Netflix original movie with Zack Snyder as director and co-writer and Sofia Boutella cast in the leading role.
Rebel Moon revolves around a small colony on the edge of a galaxy on the verge of being overtaken by a tyrant named Belisarius and his armies. In hopes of saving their galaxy, the people of this colony send out young women to other planets to find those who will assist them. Snyder co-wrote the story of Rebel Moon, alongside Shay Hatten and Kurt Johnstad. Sofia Boutella was the first to join the cast as the young warrior sent out by the small colony to enlist the help of others. Boutella has worked on a large number of action-based adventure films, such as Kingman: The Secret Service, Star Trek Beyond, and Atomic Blonde, to name a few.
Zack Snyder welcomed new cast members to the Rebel Moon project on Twitter. The list of new actors includes Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou, Doona Bae, and Ray Fisher. In his tweet, he also mentioned Jena Malone, Staz Nair, E. Duffy, Charlotte Maggi, and Sky Yang as others who will join Sofia Boutella and the crew in creating this sci-fi journey.
Honored to welcome this incredible cast to Rebel Moon. Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou, Doona Bae, and Ray Fisher join previously announced Sofia Boutella. Jena Malone, Staz Nair, E. Duffy, Charlotte Maggi, & Sky Yang round out the cast. More to come. Let’s go! #RebelMoon @Netflix pic.twitter.com/a9Zpmt2BzW
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) February 9, 2022
Two more names recently attached to the sci-fi film are Henry Cavill, best known for his role as Superman/Clark Kent in Man of Steel and Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher, and Jared Leto, who portrayed the Joker in numerous DC Film like Suicide Squad and The Suicide Squad. Both Cavill and Leto, along with Ray Fisher, worked with Snyder on Snyder’s Suicide Squad, released in 2021.
Most, if not all, the cast members set to join Rebel Moon have experience in action and adventure-based films, which creates great anticipation on the kind of characters brought to life on the big screen. Snyder is making strong moves as he gets more big names to the project. This heightens the possibility of more audience members becoming invested in the upcoming film.
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