At the world premiere of Rebel Moon: Part One – A Child of Fire, director Zack Snyder expressed his dream casting preference for a future installment of the space opera franchise, expressing a desire to enlist NBA legend LeBron James.
During the Hollywood premiere on December 13, Snyder and producer Deborah Snyder were asked about their dream casting choices for the Rebel Moon film series. While Deborah asserted, “We have the dream cast,” Zack, despite initially deeming his cast an “embarrassment of riches,” shared his aspiration to bring LeBron James back to the acting realm. He acknowledged the seeming audacity of the idea but hinted at the possibility, stating, “I think if I could get LeBron James in the movie… I know that sounds crazy. I’m just saying…but yeah, we’ll see as the story evolves.”
Zack Snyder – Rebel Moon Sequel Casting
The prospect of LeBron James joining the Rebel Moon franchise adds an intriguing dynamic, given James’s previous acting credits, including appearances as himself in Smallfoot and Trainwreck, as well as his lead role in the divisive Space Jam: A New Legacy. Snyder’s aspirations for the film extend beyond casting, with Rebel Moon set to become a multifaceted franchise encompassing a comic book series, a console game, an animated spinoff, and a photography book featuring black and white set photos.
In anticipation of the Rebel Moon journey, Snyder outlined his ambitious plans, emphasizing a more extended storyline and a swift release schedule. “This movie will end, and in April, you’ll get another one, which is even crazier than this one,” Snyder remarked, hinting at the rapid development of the Rebel Moon concept. Despite the mixed critical reviews following the world premiere, Snyder remains optimistic about the evolving narrative and hinted at more creative ideas in the pipeline.
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Rebel Moon Sequel Release Date
Rebel Moon: Part One – A Child of Fire, featuring Sofia Boutella as the lead, is currently in theaters and will be available for streaming on Netflix starting December 21. The sequel, The Scargiver, is slated for release on April 19, 2024, and Snyder has teased a “very hard” R-rated director’s cut of A Child of Fire to be revealed at a later date.