Zack Snyder is making director's cuts for both of his 'Rebel Moon' movies on Netflix

  • Zack Snyder's Netflix space epic, "Rebel Moon," will be released as two movies.

  • Snyder told Insider each movie will have its own director's cut released down the line.

  • Each cut will be at least 30 minutes longer.

Netflix's upcoming space epic "Rebel Moon" from director Zack Snyder will get a director's cut.

"The hope is for it to come out down the road," Snyder told Insider and a small group of press earlier this month as he previewed three clips and an R-rated trailer for the movie, which is expected to hit Netflix on December 22.

"I can't help myself," Snyder said, adding that most of his movies, from "Dawn of the Dead" to  "Justice League," have director's cuts. "There's rabbit holes that are really amazing to go down and just kind of learn about different aspects of the characters."

Sofia Boutella as Kora in "Rebel Moon."
Sofia Boutella as Kora in "Rebel Moon."Clay Enos/Netflix

"When I draw the scenes or when I'm writing the script, I always end up with a lot of stuff that I feel really tells this sort of a deeper dive story," he added.

Snyder said a director's cut was suggested as "part of the plan" from the initial conversation he had with Netflix about "Rebel Moon," which stars Charlie Hunnam, Sofia Boutella, and Djimon Hounsou, and is focused on a group of rebels rising up against a corrupt government. This strategy made it easier to edit a more family-friendly, PG-13-rated version of the movie for the streamer.

"Rebel Moon" will have two parts. "Rebel Moon: Part 2 — The Scargiver" is scheduled to be released on Netflix on April 19, 2024.

When Insider asked if both movies will have their own director's cuts, Snyder said yes, and that these editions should add at least 30 minutes to each movie's runtime. He did not share a release date for the first director's cut and confirmed it will not be released simultaneously with "Rebel Moon."

Deborah Snyder, Zack's longtime producing partner and wife, added that it was nice to know they were making director's cuts from the start with "Rebel Moon" because, in the past, the cuts have felt more like an afterthought they've pieced together for DVD home releases.

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