Zack Snyder's Rebel Moon Trailer Arrived and the Movie Has an Obvious Problem

Zack Snyder's Rebel Moon Trailer Arrived and the Movie Has an Obvious Problem
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As Netflix provided us with a new look at Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire, fans are excited beyond measure… But it also highlighted the movie’s biggest issue.


  • Zack Snyder’s first Rebel Moon movie will be released on December 22, 2023.
  • Netflix revealed the new trailer for the movie, and fans found its promises exciting.
  • The audience expects Rebel Moon to become the new Star Wars, putting Snyder in a tight spot.

Movie optimists and Zack Snyder enthusiasts are expecting Star Wars and Star Trek to step aside and give way to the new ultimate fantastic franchise — Rebel Moon. In the DCEU alum’s upcoming movie, we’ll get the first real feel of what this universe is about (because despite Snyder’s claims, Army of the Dead gave us no idea about it).

Rebel Moon is set to be released in two parts. The first one, A Child of Fire, is scheduled for December 22, 2023; the sequel, The Scargiver, will allegedly be released four months later. As the audience finds it hard to contain excitement about Snyder’s new cinematic outing, Netflix just dropped a new trailer for Part One.

We share the general excitement about the trailer, and it does look promising — but at the same time, the audience’s reaction highlighted one of the core problems that could ruin Snyder’s newborn franchise. The issue is not with the movie itself for the most part but with fans’ expectations from it which are allegedly too high at this point.

What Does the New Trailer Showcase?

The new official trailer for Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire was only released a few hours ago on YouTube. It includes about 2.5 minutes of footage and gives the audience a solid idea of the main plot points of Zack Snyder’s upcoming movie.

The trailer makes it clear that Rebel Moon should become the peak Snyder film: action-packed, highly cinematic, with diverse characters, spectacular visuals, and a grim and hopeless setting. The adrenaline rush, intense violent scenes, and an intriguing mix of fantasy and sci-fi — all ready to glue fans to their screens craving more.

The comment section is filled with thousands of people admiring this early glimpse at Snyder’s next magnum opus. Fans are going ballistic over the trailer, with many claiming they’d totally pay to watch Rebel Moon on a big screen: as of now, the movie is planned for a Netflix release with a very limited theatrical run.

What Problems Does the Trailer Reveal?

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The main issue Rebel Moon might come to face is the increasingly high expectations on the audience’s part. At first glance, the new trailer showed exactly what everyone was hoping for: a dark and brutal world, intense fighting scenes, drama, and high tension. No one expected less from Zack Snyder; the problem is, they now expect more.

Judging by the trailer and the details we’ve already learned about Rebel Moon, the plot of the movie is rather original — instead of a classic hero fighting an evil galactic empire, we’ll watch a woman closely associated with it in the past. Now on the run from her former “colleagues,” she has to rise against Mother Galaxy to survive.

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With an intriguing idea in its core and overwhelming support from fans, Rebel Moon is seemingly balancing on a tight spot. At this point, it feels like the audience expects too much from the movie. Fans want it to be realistic yet fantastic; they want a compelling story yet they demand to see Rebel Moon’s world in its entire glory.

The new trailer fanned the flames of anticipation even more, and while we definitely share the excitement, we can now only hope that Zack Snyder’s long-planned franchise flies just as high as people expect from it. Any slip might disappoint fans more than a similar mistake in another movie — and all that because people genuinely expect Rebel Moon to become the new Star Wars.

It could do just that, of course, but until it happens, all we can see is the thin ice.

Source: Netflix via YouTube