Rebel Moon: Zack Snyder Finds Inspiration From Classics Like Conan The Barbarian And Excalibur For His New Film
Acclaimed director Zack Snyder is set to wow audiences once again with his next sci-fi film, Rebel Moon. In a recent interview with Empire (via ComicBook), Snyder shared details about the influences that shaped this project, revealing that he found inspiration in two classics of the sword and sorcery genre: Conan the Barbarian (70%) and Excalibur (82%).
Rebel Moon is the accumulation of everything Zack Snyder has done as a director, says production company
Rebel Moon, which will premiere on Netflix later this year, is an epic film set in unknown times and galaxies. Snyder has meticulously built this project over time, following his foray into the DC Universe (Man of Steel (55%), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (27%), Justice League of Zack Snyder (82%)) and his success with the zombie franchise (The Army of the Dead (78%)). His love for Star Wars has also influenced this new creation, although he originally presented the idea to Lucasfilm before Disney acquired the company and embarked on new projects for the galactic saga.
In the interview, Snyder mentioned two specific Rebel characters Moon that reflect the influences of Conan the Barbarian and Excalibur. The first is a robot named Jimmy, voiced by Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins. According to Snyder, Jimmy bears traits of the Knights of the Round Table and, in particular, of Lancelot, a prominent character in the movie Excalibur. The second character, named Milius and played by E. Duffy, is named after both Conan the Barbarian writer-director John Milius and filmmaker Mike Mills. Snyder suggests that Milius is comparable to the character of Percival in the Arthurian stories.
Rebel Moon may have been produced by Lucasfilm at an earlier time, but due to changes at the company, the film finally found its home on Netflix.
Snyder sees Rebel Moon as the start of a potential franchise, filled with original worlds, characters, and stories. Rebel Moon follows the story of the inhabitants of a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy who face the threat of a tyrannical leader. To combat this oppression, a young woman named Kora embarks on a mission to recruit warriors from other worlds and join forces against Regent Ballsarius. The cast of the film includes talented actors such as Sofia Boutella, Charlie Hunnam, Ray Fisher, Djimon Hounsou, Corey Stoll, Ed Skrein, Cleopatra Coleman, Fra Fee, Cary Elwes, and the aforementioned Anthony Hopkins.
With its scheduled release date coming December 22 on Netflix, Rebel Moon promises to be a thrilling cinematic experience that blends science fiction with the magic of classic sword and sorcery stories. Fans of Zack Snyder and the genre will be eager to dive into this visually stunning and action-packed new universe.
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Zack Snyder continues to defy expectations and bring audiences unique cinematic offerings. With Rebel Moon, the director is inspired by the classics of the sword and sorcery genre, such as Conan the Barbarian and Excalibur, to create a science fiction film that promises to transport viewers to an unknown world full of adventures and emotions.