Everything we know about 'Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver'

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Promotional art for "Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver." (Image credit: Netflix)

With a hellacious hail of laser fire and explosive combat scenes to electrify the senses, the second half of director Zack Snyder's ("Watchmen," "Man of Steel," "Justice League," "Army of the Dead") ambitious space opera project for Netflix strikes the streaming titan's platform on April 19, 2024, and we're locked and loaded with all the prime details to survive the scintillating onscreen slaughter. 

"Rebel Moon — Part One: A Child of Fire" first arrived during the height of the yuletide season back on Dec. 22, 2023 and introduced fans to a fresh new sci-fi universe where a resourceful young freedom fighter named Kora defended her adopted planetoid of Veldt from evil interlopers of the tyrannical Motherland beside a rag-tag collection of mercenaries and warriors eager for revenge and justice.

Related: Review: Zack Snyder's 'Rebel Moon' is a joyless jumble of rehashed sci-fi fare

Promo poster for "Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver" (Image credit: Netflix)

Love him or hate him, there's no doubt that Snyder is one our most gifted visionary filmmakers who knows his craft as well as anyone who's ever picked up a movie camera and peered through its lens. Here he's backloaded the concluding half of "Rebel Moon" with enough insane galactic firepower to fortify ten feature films.  

"Rebel Moon's" genesis began a decade ago as the director's never-used "Star Wars" pitch eventually revamped into an old-school space fantasy with serious roots in classic westerns and iconic samurai sagas. Snyder has many grand plans for his epic worldbuilding and hopes to expand the narrative into a future Snyderverse of tie-in novels, comic books, animated projects, a companion album, and even video games.

Let's charge into everything we know about "Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver!" 

"Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver" release date

Promotional art for "Rebel Moon." (Image credit: Netflix)

Barrelling onto Netflix for a mindblowing payoff that will leave Snyder faithful breathless, "Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver" will arrive on April 19, 2024.

What is the plot of "Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver"

A scene from "Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver." (Image credit: Netflix)

The second half of "Rebel Moon" is a PG-13 rated movie with a runtime of two hours and two minutes. The plotline picks up on Veldt shortly after the Battle of Gondival in "Rebel Moon — Part One: A Child of Fire" and finds Kora (Sofia Boutella) and her remaining revolutionary recruits clashing once more with Admiral Atticus Noble (Ed Skrein) and his Imperium legion aboard the flagship dreadnought, the King's Gaze. 

Per Netflix, here's the detailed synopsis:

"'Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver' continues the epic saga of Kora and the surviving warriors as they prepare to sacrifice everything, fighting alongside the brave people of Veldt, to defend a once peaceful village, a newfound homeland for those who have lost their own in the fight against the Motherworld. On the eve of their battle the warriors must face the truths of their own pasts, each revealing why they fight. As the full force of the Realm bears down on the burgeoning rebellion, unbreakable bonds are forged, heroes emerge, and legends are made."

In typical Snyder fashion linked to the maxim that nothing exceeds like excess, an extended R-rated Director's Cut of both segment of "Rebel Moon" will also manifest themselves at a future date as the filmmaker declared in an EW interview:

"I'm super proud of the PG-13 version, the broader audience version, because I would say it really satisfies an awesome, timeless, mythological scope, [but] what we’ve done with the other version is fun and subversive because an R-rated sci-fi movie at this scale shouldn't exist," Snyder explains.

"Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver" trailer

Netflix unleashed this bombastic and beautiful final trailer for "Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver" on March 18 where it quickly wrapped up over eight-million hits. Brilliantly cut to a flurry of furious action beats with sonic blasts of grunge metal, this rousing preview will quicken your pulse and have you rockin' out to Audioslave's sweet 2002 anthem, "Cochise," and the potent pipes of the late Chris Cornell.

Watch it twice to absorb all the gung-ho spectacle and gorgeous cinematography!

"Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver" cast

Zack Snyder with the cast of "Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver." (Image credit: Photo by Clay Enos/Netflix)

There were some casualties of war from the first installment, namely Ray Fisher's charismatic warrior, Darrian Bloodaxe. Besides Boutella and Skrein reprising their starring roles, "The Scargiver's" cast includes Staz Nair as Tarak, Djimon Hounsou as General Titus, Michiel Huisman as Gunnar, Doona Bae as Nemesis, Rhian Rees as The Queen, Cary Elwes as The King, Fra Fee as Regent Balisarius, Stella Grace Fitzgerald as Princess Issa, and Anthony Hopkins voicing the royal war robot, Jimmy.

"Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver" director, writers and crew

Admiral Noble lands to inspect his Imperium army in "Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver." (Image credit: Netflix)

The indefatigable Zack Snyder pulls triple duty as director, cinematographer, and writer, shooting off an original script by Snyder, his "300" co-writer Kurt Johnstad, and "Army of the Dead" scribe Shay Hatten, born from a story imagined by Snyder.

Longtime collaborator Tom Holkenborg, a.k.a. Junkie XL, joins Snyder again for "Rebel Moon's" operatic music, adding to his roster of superb Snyderverse scores on "Batman v Superman," "Zack Snyder's Justice League," and "Army of the Dead."

"Rebel Moon" is a production of Snyder and his wife Deborah Snyder in conjunction with Wesley Coller and their own production shingle, The Stone Quarry. Eric Newman and Sarah Bowen's Grand Electric serves as executive producer with the assistance of Bergen Swanson, Shay Hatten, and Kurt Johnstad. 

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Jeff Spry
Contributing Writer

Jeff Spry is an award-winning screenwriter and veteran freelance journalist covering TV, movies, video games, books, and comics. His work has appeared at SYFY Wire, Inverse, Collider, Bleeding Cool and elsewhere. Jeff lives in beautiful Bend, Oregon amid the ponderosa pines, classic muscle cars, a crypt of collector horror comics, and two loyal English Setters.