Rebel Moon: When is Zack Snyder’s director’s cut out?

Cameron Frew
Jimmy in Rebel Moon

Rebel Moon: Part 2 – The Scargiver is nearly here, but when will Zack Snyder’s director’s cuts be released on Netflix?

While Rebel Moon: Part 2 may end up being the final movie in the franchise, there’s still two more films to come. As promised, Netflix allowed Snyder to work on two separate director’s cuts.

At this point, they’re part of his brand. The theatrical release of Watchmen wasn’t badly received, but he still put together two other versions of the movie: an ordinary director’s cut (the best way to watch it), and a gargantuan Ultimate Cut with the animated Tales of the Black Freighter film incorporated into the edit. Batman v Superman had a superior, harder cut on Blu-ray, and the Snyder Cut of Justice League was a pipe dream — until it wasn’t.

With Rebel Moon, Netflix asked Snyder to create two versions: a faster PG-13 edit and a longer R-rated cut to be released at a later date. So, when is it coming out?

Is there a Rebel Moon director’s cut release date?

Snyder’s director’s cuts of Rebel Moon: Part 1 and 2 will be released in August 2024.

In an interview with Forbes, Snyder said: “We don’t have a hard date but probably sometime in August, I would say.”

While some fans have been left frustrated at having to wait for the ‘true’ version, it seems like it could be worth the wait — in our interview with the cast, they said it’s “visceral and ambitious.”

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Snyder said: “This was the first time I had ever been able to make a movie and plan for that. The cut was not me fighting with them like, ‘Okay, you won’t do what I want. Can I at least release it on DVD?’ It was us going together.

“I’m super proud of the PG-13 version, the broader audience version, because I would say it really satisfies an awesome, timeless, mythological scope… what we’ve done with the other version is fun and subversive. Because an R-rated sci-fi movie at this scale shouldn’t exist.”

It’s not just an extra five minutes, either. “It’s a full hour longer. It’s not just slightly different or a little bit more. There are big chunks of the movie that are different,” he explained.

Rebel Moon Part 1 is on Netflix now, while Part 2 starts streaming on April 19. In the meantime, read our interview with the cast and check out the best movies of 2024 so far. You can also catch yourself up on Part 1’s ending and everyone in the cast.