Zack Snyder’s upcoming Netflix movie Rebel Moon will feature scenes similar to those depicting Krypton in 2013’s Man of Steel, except on a far larger scale.
During an interview on BroBible’s Post-Credit Podcast, Snyder spoke about his plans for Rebel Moon and how he hopes that it will be a sci-fi epic of the biggest proportions.
In terms of its scale, the director compared elements of his upcoming sci-fi epic to those at the beginning of his previous work on Man of Steel. “The beginning of Man of Steel has some pretty big science fiction elements in it,” says Snyder referring to scenes in the film depicting the violent destruction of the planet Krypton as it becomes obliterated in space.
“That’s kind of what we’re doing in Rebel Moon,” the director continues shortly after. “But on the biggest steroids that I can give it. And frankly, what I’m really interested [in] with this movie is creating a romantic sci-fi film on a scale that is just frankly as big as you can make a movie and that’s the thing that really makes me excited.”
Rebel Moon was initially announced as a Netflix exclusive back in July. As well as directing, Snyder is also set to co-write the film where he will be reunited alongside his 300 co-writer Kurt Johnstad and fellow Army of the Dead screenwriter Shay Hatten.
The film was originally planned as a Star Wars follow-up to Return of the Jedi that Snyder pitched to LucasFilm prior to the franchise’s acquisition by Disney. While plans for the concept to become part of the Star Wars universe never saw the light of day, Snyder confirmed that he was reworking the premise into an original film earlier this year.
In other related news, Snyder recently revealed that the sequel to this year’s release of Army of the Dead officially has a name. The film will be called Planet of the Dead – though at present it currently does not have a release date.
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