Zack Snyder Announces Rebel Moon Director's Cuts Release Dates and Titles

Both directors' cuts will be rated R, and both are coming in August.

Originally, Zack Snyder had envisioned his two-movie space opera Rebel Moon as hitting Netflix like a wrecking ball, with release dates hitting just one month apart. That didn't quite work out, with Netflix hoping instead to draw out the attention they would attract, but now that both movies are out, the "Snyder Cut" of each movie will drop on the same day in August. Per a new announcement made on Snyder's social media accounts, the director's cut of both parts of Rebel Moon will be available to watch on Netflix on August 2 -- and they will each get a new title as well.

Chapter One, oriiginally called A Child of Fire, will now go by Chalice of Blood. Chapter Two, previously The Scargiver, will debut as  Curse of Forgiveness. That should help Snyder and Netflix separate the longer, bloodier, R-rated versions from the more mainstream ones already released.

The director's cut was a no-brainer, since Snyder has been making those for virtually every movie going back to 2004's Dawn of the Dead. Snyder's cut of Justice League ran about four hours long, and scored about 25 points higher on Rotten Tomatoes than the movie's theatrical cut.

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There's no word yet on whether Snyder's director's cuts will debut at the same time as the rumored black-and-white versions, or if there will be a third version released further down the road. Snyder's four-hour cut of Justice League came out in color first, with a black and white variant hitting Max shortly thereafter. It's also not clear whether Rebel Moon -- or particularly the director's cuts of Rebel Moon -- will make its way to physical media. Sales on Snyder's director's cuts have always been strong, and Rebel Moon had snacks, toys, and other merch available at Walmart stores, so it wouldn't be surprising to see a steelbook version of the movie hit stores (provided Netflix allows it).

Along with the announcement of the director's cuts, Netflix has released official synopses and promotional art for both Rebel Moon movies. You can check them out below:

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(Photo: Netflix)

ABOUT REBEL MOON – CHAPTER ONE: CHALICE OF BLOOD
DIRECTOR:
Zack Snyder
WRITERS: Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad, Shay Hatten
PRODUCERS: Deborah Snyder, Eric Newman, Zack Snyder, Wesley Coller
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Bergen Swanson, Sarah Bowen, Shay Hatten, Kurt Johnstad
KEY CAST: Sofia Boutella, Djimon Hounsou, Ed Skrein, Michiel Huisman, Doona Bae, Ray Fisher, with Charlie Hunnam and Anthony Hopkins as the voice of 'Jimmy'. Also starring Staz Nair, Fra Fee, Cleopatra Coleman, Stuart Martin, Ingvar Sigurðsson, Alfonso Herrera, Cary Elwes, Rhian Rees, Elise Duffy, Jena Malone, Sky Yang, Charlotte Maggi, Corey Stoll
RELEASE DATE | On Netflix August 2, 2024
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ABOUT REBEL MOON – CHAPTER TWO: CURSE OF FORGIVENESS
DIRECTOR:
Zack Snyder
WRITERS: Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad, Shay Hatten
PRODUCERS: Deborah Snyder, Eric Newman, Zack Snyder, Wesley Coller
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Bergen Swanson, Sarah Bowen, Shay Hatten, Kurt Johnstad
KEY CAST: Sofia Boutella, Djimon Hounsou, Ed Skrein, Michiel Huisman, Doona Bae, and Anthony Hopkins as the voice of 'Jimmy'. Also starring Staz Nair, Fra Fee, Cleopatra Coleman, Stuart Martin, Ingvar Sigurðsson, Alfonso Herrera, Cary Elwes, Rhian Rees, Elise Duffy, Sky Yang, Charlotte Maggi, Ray Fisher

RELEASE DATE | On Netflix August 2, 2024

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(Photo: Netflix)

SYNOPSIS

Delve further into the mythology and madness of Zack Snyder's epic sci-fi saga in the viciously sexier, bloodier world of Rebel Moon – Chapter One: Chalice of Blood and Rebel Moon – Chapter Two: Curse of Forgiveness. In Snyder's director's cut, a peaceful settlement on a moon in the furthest reaches of the universe finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical Regent Balisarius, and Kora (Sofia Boutella), a mysterious stranger living among the villagers, becomes their best hope for survival. Tasked with finding trained fighters who will unite with her in making an impossible stand against the Motherworld, Kora assembles a small band of warriors – outsiders, insurgents, peasants, and orphans of war who share a common need for redemption and revenge. As the shadow of an entire Realm bears down on the unlikeliest of moons, a new army of heroes is formed.