As we previously talked about, Netflix’s Rebel Moon ticks off a lot of our sci-fi boxes. You’ve got a child of destiny, interplanetary war, a rag-tag group of warriors, robots, and all sorts of creatures. Now that we have the first official trailer, we get a clear picture of what the story is about and can truly cement the fact that this movie is serving up sci-fi gold.
In the official trailer, we get to see more about who this mysterious stranger Kora is. Played by Sofia Boutella, she has been safely tucked away in a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy. But like all of these sci-fi stories, the government comes knocking and starts trouble. Because she’s not someone random. She is a child of war and one of the most wanted fugitives in the galaxy.
And in the official trailer, we get more of a glimpse at her abilities and the fact that she chooses to fight. She chooses to get together with this rag-tag group of individuals to join her on the set adventure, which only has men because apparently, she can only be the badass woman on this adventure (?) And she chooses to face her past and stop running from it. Because there is a battle coming, and there’s no use hiding it from it anymore when it has found her on this peaceful planet that she calls home. So if she wants that place to continue being the peaceful home that she knows, she is going to stand up and change the galaxy as a whole.
Zack Snyder (Justice League) is the director of this epic sci-fi adventure that is being divided into two movies; Part 1: A Child of Fire on December 22 and Part 2: The Scavenger on April 19, 2024. And now that the actor’s strike is over, there is definitely going to be an uptick of coverage to make the premiere of this movie as grand as possible. Because you don’t take a story like this and divide it into two parts if you don’t have plenty of quality material to serve up. Which, for such an outstandingly sci-fi-ish adventure, it’s strange that this isn’t being released in theaters. But that’s a whole other issue.
Watch the official trailer below:
Rebel Moon Part 1 premieres on Netflix on December 22.