Zack Snyder Reveals Reason He Pitched an R-Rated Star Wars Film

Rebel Moon director Zack Snyder delves into how he nearly went to a galaxy far, far away as he reveals the main reason he pitched an edgier R-rated Star Wars movie.

Speaking with The Atlantic, Snyder explained why he originally pitched Rebel Moon as an R-rated Star Wars movie to Lucasfilm in 2012, before Disney acquired the production company. According to Snyder, he believed the Star Wars fanbase had “grown up” enough to want to see it move in a different direction. However, when Disney made the acquisition, he felt the mass media giant had little intention of making his film down the line. “The Star Wars audience, they’ve grown up,” Snyder said. “They’re adults now. And it would be cool to make movies for them… When the acquisition happened, there were discussions of, like, ‘Oh, maybe we’ll make your movie, like down the liiiiiiiine,'” he said. “And I was like, ‘Okay, whatever.'”

After Snyder’s pitch was rebuffed, the director conceptualized the Rebel Moon franchise, which includes the film duology he’s currently promoting, as well as a planned video game and a comic book series, among other properties. Both Rebel Moon movies, A Child of Fire and The Scargiver, were set in their own continuity. Netflix vice president Ori Marmur revealed the reason why Snyder’s Rebel Moon was split into two movies, telling Variety, “When we saw how big the world he created was, we thought it would be better served as two pieces versus one film. It’s the kind of story that can continue to grow.”

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Starring Sofia Boutella, Djimon Hounsou, Ray Fisher and Anthony Hopkins, A Child of Fire made its limited theatrical debut on Dec. 15 ahead of its Netflix debut shortly thereafter. However, the results so far have been disappointing for Snyder, with the film attracting a 23% critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes, though the audience score of 73% suggests there is fan interest in his franchise. Most of the criticism surrounding A Child of Fire stems from its focus on world-building over storytelling, while some have questioned the depth of the characters involved.

Rebel Moon uses a cliffhanger ending to set up The Scargiver, which is set for an Apr. 19, 2024 release. Along with the versions people have seen in cinemas and will get to stream on Netflix, Snyder has promised a “very hard” R-rated director’s cut of A Child of Fire to further stoke audience interest.

A Child of Fire is now available for streaming via Netflix.

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