Not even four months have passed since the first film in Zack Snyder's new epic sci-fi franchise Rebel Moon was launched on Netflix – but a sequel is already upon us.


Although the first film fared very poorly when it came to reviews from critics, Snyder has a loyal legion of fans who ensured that – according to the director's somewhat dubious claims – it was watched more than Barbie.

Even if that estimate seems far-fetched, there is definitely a portion of viewers eagerly anticipating the new film.

Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver was filmed back-to-back with the previous instalment, and picks up the stories of the various characters we met back in December - including Sofia Boutella's Kora and Michiel Huisman's Gunnar.

And it looks like this won't be the end of the series, at least if Snyder has his way.

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Speaking exclusively to about how many films might make up the saga, he said: "I guess four makes sense. Four or six movies, depending… I guess it’s whether or not every time we make one of these movies we make two, that’s the question."

For now, though, when exactly can fans expect to see the second part? And who will be returning in the cast? Read on for everything we know about Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver.

Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver release date

There are less than six months between the release of the first and second parts – with the second film arriving immenently on Netflix, on Friday 19th April 2024.
Unlike the previous film, The Scargiver was not given a cinematic release a week earlier in the UK, although it did play in select cinemas in the US.

Exclusively speaking to at the time of the first film's release, director Snyder said: "The [second] movie comes in April, so it's not like I'm gonna torture you for two years while you're waiting for me to make another movie. I really wanted the cliffhanger to be really intense, like you could turn on the second movie immediately.

"That was what I really wanted, a lot of momentum. The second movie has kind of a different tone - the first movie's gathering the team and the second movie's kind of like we start to get to know the village, it's [like] Days of Heaven, kind of a weird harvesting movie and then it's like a full war. It's kind of a different experience but with a real ending. With a real, 'This is where we are.'"

Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver plot

Doona Bae as Nemesis and Michiel Huisman as Gunnar in Rebel Moon gathered together by a sandy-coloured wall
Doona Bae as Nemesis and Michiel Huisman as Gunnar in Rebel Moon. Clay Enos/Netflix

The official synopsis for the second film reads: "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."

Not too many further plot details about the second film were made clear ahead of release – but Snyder did tease that the film will also go further into the backstories of several of the characters, including the series lead Kora, who is given the nickname of the film's title.

Actress Sofia Boutella teased that there's a major revelation about Kora to come, telling "There is a movie number two, you'll find out there is something quite complicated about Kora, that was so complicated for me.

Rebel Moon
Rebel Moon. Netflix

"I kept going back and knocking at Zack's door, to ask him, 'Where does that come from? What am I supposed to do with that?' I did not know how to not judge Kora. I had a judgement on her action that I did not understand and I think until you understand your character, even if you disagree, understanding your character is is essential to play a role.

"I did not only not agree, but I did not understand and I couldn't comprehend how Kora can could be the person that she is, as the lead female role, but as a human... but I found it, I forgave her. And I love her even more after that."

Meanwhile, it seems likely that Noble – the villain played by Ed Skrein – will be out for revenge after he was seemingly defeated by Kora and her allies in the first film, and it's also probable that we'll see much more of his boss, Fra Fee's Regent Balisarius.

Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver actors

Most of the ensemble cast for the first film return in the second instalment – so expect to see more of Sofia Boutella as Kora, Djimon Hounsou as Titus, Michiel Huisman as Gunnar and Doona Bae as Nemesis.

Also reprising their roles will be Staz Nair as Tarak, Cleopatra Coleman as Devra Bloodaxe, Elise Duffy as Millius, Anthony Hopkins as the voice of Jimmy, Alfonso Herrera as Cassius, Jena Malone as Harmada, Ed Skrein as Atticus Noble, Fra Fee as Regent Balisarius and Cary Elwes as The King.

Meanwhile, as was teased in the trailer, Ray Fisher also looks set to return as Darrian Bloodaxe, despite the fact that his character appeared to be killed off in the first film.

You'll have to watch the movie to work out how he managed to return – is it flashbacks, or did he somehow survive?

One famous face who won't be back, however, is Charlie Hunnam, whose character Kai was killed during the events of the first film.

Is there a trailer for Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver?

Yes - more than one, in fact. The longer and more recent of the two landed in March – a month ahead of the film's release – and suggested another extremely action-packed affair.

You can watch it in full below:

Previously, fans had been given a Christmas present when a teaser was released by Netflix on 25th December 2023, just a few days after the first film had launched on the streamer.

Is there a Rebel Moon Director's Cut?

Atticus Noble wears military-style attire and stares menacingly into the distance
Ed Skrein stars in Rebel Moon. Chris Strother/Netflix

There is indeed. Thanks to Justice League, there are few filmmakers working today more synonymous with the term 'Director's Cut' than Zack Snyder, so it's perhaps not surprising that Netflix has announced it will also be releasing extended editions of the Rebel Moon films – clocking in at about three hours each.

It's not yet clear when the first Director's Cut will arrive but we do know that Snyder believes it's a whole different prospect than the already-released version. For one, the director's cuts will be darker than the released movie.

Speaking to, Snyder explained: "The existence of the director's cuts as a thing, Netflix has been incredibly supportive of that process and all in with me on it, and going like, 'Oh, here's more money, you should do some other weird stuff, like, just go nuts.' And I was like, 'OK, cool!'

Darrian Bloodaxe fires an enormous gun in battle with an unseen foe
Ray Fisher stars in Rebel Moon Clay Enos/Netflix

"In the past, my director's cuts have been a response to the studio going, 'Well, don't do this, we don't want to see that,' where [Netflix] were kind of the opposite. They're like, 'Look, you're giving us this broad audience movie, which we really appreciate, we would love to see what you would do if you were completely left to your own devices.

"I have a tendency when I'm doing my own thing to be a little dark, I can't help myself. It was fun to know I had both so it allowed me to make, I would say, this version of the movie as fun as I could."

When we hear more about exactly when the Director's Cut will land on Netflix, we'll update this page accordingly.

Rebel Moon - Part One: A Child of Fire is available to stream now on Netflix. Sign up for Netflix from £6.99 a month. Netflix is also available on Sky Glass and Virgin Media Stream.


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