Star Wars films are now exclusively found on Disney+. But now, director Zack Snyder says we’ll be able to watch a Star Wars-inspired film on Netflix, as well. Let’s take a look at everything we know, so far, about Snyder’s upcoming film set in a galaxy far, far away.
The new ‘Star Wars’ film is called ‘Rebel Moon’
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Snyder is calling his Star Wars film Rebel Moon. He’s co-writing the script with Shay Hatten and Kurt Johnstad. And he’s bringing the film to life on Netflix.
“This is me growing up as an Akira Kurosawa fan, a Star Wars fan,” Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s my love of sci-fi and a giant adventure. My hope is that this also becomes a massive IP and a universe that can be built out.”
Rebel Moon will focus on a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy that gets threatened by a power-hungry tyrant. (Sound familiar, Star Wars fans?)
Snyder had the idea years ago
According to CNET, Snyder had the idea for a Star Wars film more than 10 years ago. He pitched it directly to Lucasfilm executives, and the movie had promise. However, when Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012, the pitch died.
The outlet reports that Snyder’s original pitch to Lucasfilm involved having a more “mature” take on the galaxy far, far away. Fans noted that this was exactly his motivation for the so-called “Snyder cut” of the Justice League movie, which lasted four hours.
Rebel Moon‘s run time isn’t known yet.
What else do we know about the film?
It should be made clear that Snyder’s Star Wars film isn’t part of the official “canon” universe of Lucasfilm creation. It is, however, inspired by the Lucasfilm creation. And Snyder hopes to bring it to production by early 2022. But this isn’t something he only just started working on. Rather, he’s been trying to bring this to life for quite some time.
“I’ve spent the last two or three years building out this universe. Every corner has to be painted in. I’ve been doing designs, constantly drawing, and really cultivating its fertile ground to make this world fully realized,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.