Rebel Moon (also known as Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire) is a 2023 American epic space opera film directed by Zack Snyder from a screenplay he co-wrote with Kurt Johnstad and Shay Hatten, based on a story Snyder conceived. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Sofia Boutella, Charlie Hunnam, Michiel Huisman, Djimon Hounsou, Doona Bae, Ray Fisher, Cleopatra Coleman, Jena Malone, Fra Fee, Ed Skrein, and Anthony Hopkins. The film is set in a fictional galaxy ruled by the Motherworld, in which its military, the Imperium, threatens a farming colony on the moon Veldt, and Kora, a former Imperium soldier, ventures on a quest to recruit warriors from across the galaxy to make a stand against the Imperium before they return to Veldt.
Rebel Moon had a limited theatrical release in the United States on December 15, 2023, ahead of its streaming debut on December 21, 2023, by Netflix. The film received generally negative reviews from critics, who praised its worldbuilding and action sequences but criticized its storytelling, character development, and derivative nature.
An extended cut is set for release in early 2024, while a direct sequel, Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Caregiver, is scheduled to debut in April 2024.