Fans of Zack Snyder rejoice! Netflix has announced that the highly anticipated sci-fi epic, Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire, will be released earlier than previously expected. Originally scheduled for a December 22nd debut, the film will now premiere on December 21st at 7pm PT (10pm ET).
This surprise early release is sure to please eager viewers who have been eagerly awaiting Snyder’s return to the big screen. The film, which marks his first foray into the sci-fi genre, has been described as a “Star Wars-inspired space opera” and boasts an impressive cast that includes Sofia Boutella, Anthony Hopkins, Jena Malone, Corey Stoll, and Cary Elwes.
“We’re incredibly excited to bring Zack Snyder’s vision for Rebel Moon to life on Netflix,” said Netflix film chief Scott Stuber in a statement. “His passion for this story is undeniable, and we know that fans around the world are eagerly awaiting its arrival.”
Snyder himself also expressed his excitement about the early release, tweeting: “The time has come… Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire arrives ONE DAY EARLY on Netflix! December 21st at 7pm PT. Get ready to see the galaxy ablaze!”
Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire is getting a special early release on Dec 21 at 7pm PT, only on Netflix. Let the countdown begin! pic.twitter.com/39JHFWbkoO
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) December 7, 2023
In addition to the early release, Netflix is also going all-out to promote the film. They will be branding their homepage with a cinematic digital billboard worldwide from December 21st to 25th. Additionally, the film will have a trailer for its sequel, Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver, attached to the end.
Rebel Moon follows the story of Kora (Boutella), a young woman who is chosen to lead a rebellion against the tyrannical forces of the Motherworld. She must travel to different planets to recruit an army of warriors who will help her fight for freedom.
The film promises to be a visually stunning experience, with Snyder’s signature slow-motion action sequences and epic battle scenes. Fans can expect to see a wide range of creatures and landscapes as Kora travels across the galaxy.
With its early release date, massive promotional campaign, and promising premise, Rebel Moon is poised to be one of the biggest Netflix releases of the year. Be sure to mark your calendars for December 21st and prepare to be transported to a galaxy far, far away.
- Rebel Moon is also getting a limited theatrical release on December 15th, 2023, prior to its Netflix debut.
- A sequel, Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver, is scheduled to release on April 19, 2024.
- The film has a running time of 134 minutes and is rated PG-13.
- You can watch the trailer for Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9yMxW9QmhU
Early reviews for the film have been mostly positive, with praise for its visuals, action sequences, and performances. However, some critics have found the film to be too derivative of Star Wars.
Overall, Rebel Moon is shaping up to be a must-watch for fans of sci-fi and Zack Snyder’s work. With its early release date, massive promotional campaign, and promising premise, it is sure to be one of the biggest Netflix releases of the year.