Speaking with Tudum about his upcoming space epic, Snyder confirmed that the Rebel Moon — Part One: A Child of Fire director’s cut will include approximately 60 minutes of extra scenes.
“The director’s cut is close to an hour of extra content, so I think it’s a legitimate extended universe version,” Snyder said. You really get to see a lot. It’s just more painted-in all the way. The director’s [cut] is a settle-in deep dive, which I have notoriously done throughout my career. I don’t know how I got into this director’s cut thing, but what I will say about it is that, for me, the director’s cuts have always been something I had to fight for in the past and nobody wanted it. It was this bastard child that I was always trying to put together because they felt like there was a deeper version. And with Netflix, we shot scenes just for the director’s cut. So in that way, it’s really a revelation because it gives that second kick at the can for big fans, like a real discovery that they would not [otherwise] get. I’m really excited about it!”
In June 2023, Snyder revealed that both Rebel Moon — Part One: A Child of Fire and its sequel, Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver, will each have a PG-13 and an R-rated cut. “I think for fans of mine and people who are ready to take a deeper, harder dive, that’ll be fun for them,” Snyder told Variety.
Who stars in Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon — Part One?
Rebel Moon — Part One: A Child of Fire stars Sofia Boutella, Djimon Hounsou, Charlie Hunnam, Michiel Huisman, Staz Nair, Bae Doona, Ray Fisher, Anthony Hopkins, Ed Skrein, and Jena Malone. The script was co-written by Snyder, Kurt Johnstad, and Shay Hatten.
“When a colony on the edge of the galaxy finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical Regent Balisarius, they dispatch a young woman with a mysterious past to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them take a stand,” the synopsis reads.
Rebel Moon — Part One: A Child of Fire releases on Netflix on December 22, 2023.