Zack Snyder's 'Star Wars' Project is Finally Happening — But Not Under Lucasfilm

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Many fans believe that Zack Snyder would be a good fit in either the Marvel Cinematic Universe or the Star Wars franchise and have been pleading with the Justice League director to "jump ship" for quite some time now.

But most of you may feel shocked to learn that in actuality, Snyder came pretty close to helming his own Star Wars project but it just wasn't meant to be during the time. In fact, he pitched an idea for a film to Lucasfilm but sadly, the negotiations weren't exactly as fruitful as he'd hope for them to be.


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The said pitch, created a decade ago would later evolve into a project titled Rebel Moon which has been picked up by streaming giant Netflix and is set for a film adaptation. Admittedly, the project draws huge inspiration from the Lucasfilm science-fiction franchise but it has been "reworked" through the years.

Snyder recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter and while the DC Extended Universe patriarch didn't reveal too much about Rebel Moon, he said that acclaimed Japanese director Akira Kurosawa whom he considers as one of his filmmaking heroes is one of his inspirations for creating the upcoming science-fiction epic. He said: "This is me growing up as an Akira Kurosawa fan, a Star Wars fan. It's my love of sci-fi and a giant adventure."

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It's still unclear why Lucasfilm and Snyder failed to close out a deal several years back but I'm guessing Rebel Moon was still premature during the time and needed some polishing. Sure, creating a Star Wars-esque film would be a huge gamble on their part but thankfully, Netflix was more than willing to give the project a chance.

Now, given the fact that the streaming platform has been pushing to develop original content, the addition of Rebel Moon to their growing library could further solidify them as a force to be reckoned with in the world of streaming.

Other details about Rebel Moon have yet to be disclosed.