Zack Snyder’s “Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire” Trailer Reveals First Installment of his Sci-Fi Saga
The first official trailer for part one of Zack Snyder’s upcoming two-part sci-epic has arrived. Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire will arrive on Netflix in late December, and the trailer opens with a look at a once peaceful galaxy finding itself in the crosshairs of the armies of a tyrannical lunatic. Their only hope is a surprising figure—a mysterious woman who lives quietly among them and who possesses skills that they had no idea she had.
A Child of Fire sets up this epic tale and introduces us to Sofia Boutella’s Kora, a woman whose aforementioned surprising skill set comes in handy when her otherwise quiet planet is visited by soldiers who have no interest in her peaceful people’s farming techniques. Kora’s mysterious origins are tied to the invaders, and after she dispatches them (to the astonishment of the assorted villagers), she warns them they’ll have to fight to survive. “What do they want?” the villagers ask about the soldiers. “Everything,” Kora replies.
This leads to Kora heading out on a mission to protect her home—she must find enough able-bodied fighters, preferably men and women with a chip on their shoulders, to help her defend her people and her planet. We meet some of these figures briefly in the new trailer, including Charlie Hunnam’s Kai and Djimon Hounsou’s General Titus, two men who will be very useful in the upcoming war. Another character we meet is the droid Jimmy (although, considering this isn’t a Star Wars universe, they can’t be technically called droids, so we’ll say robot). The upshot with Jimmy? He’s voiced by none other than Anthony Hopkins.
Snyder has rounded up a great cast to support the above-mentioned players, including Ed Skrein as the villainous Admiral Noble, the late, great Ray Fisher as Darien Bloodaxe, Bae Doona as the arachnid-like Nemesis, Jena Malone as Harmada, Staz Nair as Tarak, Cleopatra Coleman as Devra Bloodaxe, E. Duffy as Milius, Charlotte Maggi as Sam, and Michiel Huisman as Gunnar.
Snyder’s been dreaming about Rebel Moon for years—it actually began as a potential Star Wars spinoff more than a decade ago—and the film is based on a script he wrote with his Army of the Dead co-writer Shay Hatten and his 300 co-writer Kurt Johnstad.
Check out the trailer below. Rebel Moon Part 1: A Child of Fire arrives on Netflix on December 22, while Part 2: The Scargiver lands on April 19, 2024
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Featured image: REBEL MOON: (L-R) Sofia Boutella as Kora and Djimon Hounsou as Titus in Rebel Moon. Cr. Clay Enos/Netflix © 2023