(CTN News) – Zack Snyder did not encounter the Justice League problem with his latest Netflix film Rebel Moon.
From the start, the intention was always to create two distinct versions of the movie: a PG-13 cut for its initial release to cater to a wider audience, and an R-rated cut that would showcase Snyder’s unfiltered take on the sci-fi fantasy saga.
Was this a strategic move to attract attention? Or a new approach for studios to collaborate with filmmakers and avoid conflicts during the editing process? Perhaps it was both.
Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire is now available on Netflix, indicating that Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire: The Official R-Rated Snyder Cut Brought to You By Zack Snyder will soon follow.
However, what exactly did Snyder leave behind when the movie already reflects his distinctive style?
In a recent interview with Polygon, Snyder was asked about this. In the past, he has described the R-rated cut as a true embodiment of his “sexy, violent, crazy” vision for a unique version of a space opera reminiscent of Star Wars. So, is the R-rated cut even sexier? More violent? “Crazier“?
Snyder clarifies, “It delves deeper into the universe—it’s much more than that. It’s almost as if the story unfolds in a slightly different dimension compared to the upcoming movie.”
Snyder’s love for interconnected universes is evident in Army of the Dead, with UFOs in the background, and his statement that it exists in the same universe as Rebel Moon.
This raises the question: does the R-rated cut of Rebel Moon take place in a “different dimension”? Snyder suggests it’s a possibility, and audiences will have to watch both movies to fully understand.
The R-rated cut aims to explore a more brutal side of intergalactic warfare, with raw and constant brawls. The film breaks away from typical sci-fi action and focuses on character-driven action sequences.
The R-rated cut’s streaming date is yet to be confirmed, but A Child of Fire is currently available on Netflix, with its sequel premiering on April 19, 2024.