Rebel Moon Part 2: Release date, trailer & more

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The cast of Rebel Moon Part 2

Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon: Part 2 – The Scargiver is about to drop — so, here’s what we know about its Netflix release date, plus its trailer, cast details, plot, and more.

In the words of Jimmy, Rebel Moon: Part 1 marked the “dawn of a new universe”, with Netflix giving Snyder the resource to bring his passion project to the screen.

While the reception wasn’t… great (we have it a two-star review), Part 2 is poised to be bigger, louder, and more action-packed, teeing up two R-rated, six-hour director’s cuts full of “over the top” violence.

Snyder has never been one to care about backlash, and with the new movie about to drop, we’ve got all the details you should know before Kora and co. face off against the Imperium once and for all.

Rebel Moon Part 2 release date

Rebel Moon: Part Two – The Scargiver will premiere on Netflix on April 19, 2024.

This is a tight turnaround for the sequel, evoking memories of The Matrix’s ambitious two-part conclusion being released in the same year. However, Part 2 was filmed alongside the first film, with locked in the editing suite over Christmas.

And… there may be much more to come. “I guess four makes sense. Four or six movies, depending… I guess it’s whether or not every time we make one of these movies we make two, that’s the question. We were talking about it the other day and I was like, would an audience be disappointed if they only got one movie now from Rebel Moon? Would they be like, ‘Oh, it’s one now? Great,'” he told the RadioTimes.

When does the Rebel Moon Part 2 director’s cuts come out?

The director’s cuts of Rebel Moon: Part 1 and 2 are expected to be released on Netflix 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.”

“They’re each about an hour longer than the originals, the PG-13 [versions]. So it’ll be nice to see the six hours together. You can take a break, of course. It’s a more, maybe, immersive experience. I’m interested for people to see it that way. It’s very adult, it’s very R-rated,” he explained.

Rebel Moon Part 2 cast

Sofia Boutella leads the Rebel Moon: Part 2 cast as Kora, the titular Scargiver who teams up with a group of brave warriors from all across the galaxy.

The Rebel Moon cast also includes:

  • Michiel Huisman as Gunnar
  • Ed Skrein as Admiral Atticus Noble
  • Djimon Hounsou as General Titus
  • Staz Nair as Tarak
  • Doona Bae as Nemesis
  • E. Duffy as Milius
  • Anthony Hopkins as Jimmy
  • Ray Fisher as Darrian Bloodaxe
  • Cleopatra Coleman as Devra Bloodaxe
  • Charlie Hunnam as Kai
  • Fra Fee as Regent Balisarius
The cast and characters of Rebel Moon

The Scargiver is primed to dig deeper into the backstories of the rebels. “There are no characters that are left aside. It goes really deeper with every single person. You get the backstory and then get to understand why they’re where they are, and why they’re who they are,” Boutella told GamesRadar.

That means we can expect more from the likes of Hounsou’s Titus and Nair’s Tarak. “You get to see how they deal with their demons, how they deal with each other,” the latter star explained.

“This really has to be seen as a Part 1 and Part 2. There’s a reason why it’s not called Rebel Moon 1 and Rebel Moon 2: these are two parts of the same whole. And what you get is really a deeper dive into the individuals. You really get to understand their backstories, how they got to where they were when you found them, and inevitably connect even more and relate even more to this story. This is ultimately a story about seven humans. We’re heroes; we’re not superheroes. We are flawed. We are imperfect. And you get to see that transition back to redemption a lot more, and some very, very vicious war.”

While Fisher’s Darrian appeared to meet his end via a heroic sacrifice in the closing battle of Part 1, his comments about the sequel seem to suggest we’ll see him again, promising “big action, and a lot of exploration of the characters.”

Rebel Moon Part 2 plot

Rebel Moon Part 2 will follow Atticus Noble as he tracks down Kora and the rebels on Veldt, as well as a long-awaited face-off between her and Fee’s Balisarius.

The first chapter closes with Noble being revived by the Imperium’s mysterious science after being battered and booted from a sky-high platform, and it also appears that he’s been somewhat augmented.

“The truth is that movie one is a set-up for movie two. The end is a crazy cliffhanger that launches you into The Scargiver,” Snyder told Total Film.

He also told Netflix: “My hopes are that because we were able to do two films, that we’re able to really invest in the characters for the first film so that the audience gets to really understand why they’re fighting for the villagers of Veldt.”

As for the name’s meaning, “Scargiver” is Kora’s nickname, at least among members of the Imperium. “It’s also related to her relationship with Princess Issa,” Snyder teased to Empire.

“The second movie is really a war movie. At the beginning they harvest the crops, and we have a bunch of stuff in the village, sort of the ‘Why We Fight’ aspect of the movie. We have time for relationships. Then the next thing is the big battle. It’s really fun.”

Kurt Johnstad, Snyder’s co-writer on the movies, also told The Hollywood Reporter: “I would say that it’s definitely its own movie, and it’s a very different movie. It’s not an assembly of the team. The team is built, and now it’s why they fight.

“I think [the PG-13 cut] is two hours, or maybe it’s more, but it’s a nonstop action roller-coaster ride of twists and turns. And the ending is spectacular. We hope things are going to turn out the way they do, but it’s a fantastic, fun ride that’s very different than [Part 1].”

Is there a Rebel Moon Part 2 trailer?

Yes, there is a trailer for Rebel Moon: Part Two. Check it out below:

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, catch yourself up on the first film’s ending, and check out the best movies of 2024 so far.

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