Rebel Moon: Zack Snyder teases “more brutal, more bizarre” R-rated extended cut with “a lot of sex”

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Zack Snyder teases the “more brutal, more bizarre” R-rated extended cut of Rebel Moon with “a lot of sex.”

Rebel Moon: Zack Snyder teases “more brutal, more bizarre” R-rated extended cut with “a lot of sex” 1

We still don’t know exactly when Netflix will release the R-rated extended cut of Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon, but it sounds like it will be a very different movie.

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During an interview with Yahoo, Zack Snyder was asked what fans can expect from the Rebel Moon extended cut. “Way more brutal. More bizarre,” Snyder teased. “Verhoeven-esque. More RoboCop than you know… in the way that it uses violence as another character. And there’s a lot of sex in it, and sci-fi fantasy.

Rebel Moon co-writer Kurt Johnstad also spilled a few details on the extended cut while speaking with THR. “There’s definitely a lot more story at the front of the movie,” Johnstad said. “You’re definitely going to get a lot more Jimmy and see his arc, and you’re going to get a lot more of Kora and the Motherworld. You’re going to get a different introduction to Noble. You’re also going to get a different introduction to some smaller characters like Aris [Sky Yang], who’s the Motherworld soldier that defends the character of Sam in the granary. So you get an interesting look into why he is now constricted as a slave soldier of the Motherworld and how he got there. So his arc is much more defined. But just in broad brushstrokes, there’s more character, and certainly knowing Zack, there’s more action and spectacle and the visual vibrance of what he does. There’s definitely a lot more mythology, and a deeper understanding of the Motherworld and their intention, and what the rebellion is coming up against. So there just wasn’t enough time. It would’ve been a four-hour PG-13 movie.

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Here’s the official logline for Rebel Moon: “When a peaceful colony on the edge of a galaxy finds itself threatened by the armies of a tyrannical ruling force, Kora (Sofia Boutella), a mysterious stranger living among the villagers, becomes their best hope for survival. Tasked with finding trained fighters who will unite with her in making an impossible stand against the Mother World, Kora assembles a small band of warriors — outsiders, insurgents, peasants and orphans of war from different worlds who share a common need for redemption and revenge. As the shadow of an entire Realm bears down on the unlikeliest of moons, a battle over the fate of a galaxy is waged, and in the process, a new army of heroes is formed.

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Rebel Moon: Part One – A Child of Fire is now streaming on Netflix and will be followed by Rebel Moon: Part Two – The Scargiver on April 19, 2024. You can check out a review from our own Chris Bumbray right here, and be sure to let us know what you thought of the film as well!

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