How many ‘Rebel Moon’ movies will there be in Zack Snyder’s franchise?

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Rebel Moon emerges as a saga in a distant universe, bearing uncanny resemblances to the beloved Star Wars galaxy. Zack Snyder, initially pitching his idea to Disney, aimed to create an original Star Wars tale. However, Disney declined the proposal, propelling Snyder to forge ahead with an even more unique venture ─ one that didn’t require the assistance of Jedi.

Netflix, seeking a Star Wars-like movie series, seized the opportunity and struck a deal for Rebel Moon, marking its release on the streaming platform following a limited theatrical run. The initial installment, “Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire,” helms the beginning of this narrative, with plans for additional chapters in the pipeline.

Zack Snyder has revealed his ambitious vision for the Rebel Moon franchise, intending it to be a tetralogy, surpassing the traditional trilogy format by one film. Although this term might not roll off the tongue as smoothly, Snyder humorously refers to this set of movies as “a trilogy of sequels.”

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However, despite high hopes for the series, the premiere of “Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire,” starring Sofia Boutella, received a lukewarm reception from critics. The lackluster reviews raise questions about the project’s quality and whether Netflix might reconsider its commitment to further sequels if the response remains chilly.

On a positive note, Netflix has already completed filming “Rebel Moon – Part Two: Scargiver,” slated for an April 2024 release. The reaction to this upcoming installment might dictate Netflix’s decision regarding future sequels, potentially influencing the fate of the intended franchise.

Known for his penchant for extended films, Snyder plans to release extended cuts of both initial movies, with part one expected in 2024 and part two no later than 2025. He aims for these extended versions to pave the way for a third film in 2025.

The ultimate destiny of the Rebel Moon saga hangs in the balance. Whether all four films materialize or if its attempt to emulate a Star Wars series faces obstacles akin to the Death Star’s destruction remains uncertain. Time will reveal the saga’s trajectory, but uncertainties loom over its fate, echoing the iconic line, “I have a bad feeling about this.”