Zack Snyder’s Star Wars-Themed Movie Recruits The Princess Bride Star

By Douglas Helm | 1 month ago

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Zack Snyder has a new Netflix movie in the pipeline and it looks like he just landed an interesting new addition to the cast. Cary Elwes, known for his beloved character in the Princess Bride among other notable roles, is set to join the cast of Rebel Moon.

Rebel Moon is Zack Snyder’s stab at a Star Wars-esque sci-fi epic. The movie depicts a peaceful colony that is threatened by the armies of a despot names Regent Belisarius. The small planet sends out an emissary to seek out aid from neighboring planets to fight back against the invasion. This will be his next project following The Army of the Dead and his director’s cut re-release of Justice League.

While we have a brief plot description for Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon, along with the casting details, there’s no information yet on who Cary Elwes will be playing. We do know that Sofia Boutella will be playing the young emissary sent to call on the help of other planets. We also know that Rupert Friend will be playing the tyrant Regent Belisarius. At this point, Elwes could be playing for the good side or for the bad guys. We’ll have to wait for more information about the cast or maybe a trailer to come out before that can be determined.

In addition to Cary Elwes, the cast for Zack Snyder in Rebel Moon seems pretty stacked. Sofia Boutella, Charlie Hunnam, Doona Bae, Rupert Friend, Ray Fisher, Stuart Martin, Corey Stoll, Michael Huisman, and Alfonso Herrera are all onboard as well. Shay Hatten and Kurt Johnstad handle the script.

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Before Rebel Moon hits, we’ll be getting another Zack Snyder project in 2022, with a TV series based on The Army of the Dead. The show is called Army of the Dead: Las Vegas and depicts the initial outbreak of the zombies in Vegas. That won’t be the end of Snyder’s new zombie-focused cinematic universe, as a sequel to the first movie has been announced titled Planet of the Dead. He also has a movie announced called The Fountainhead which is based on an Ayn Rand novel.

In addition to starring in Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon, Cary Elwes has plenty of upcoming projects as well. He’ll have a role in the upcoming seventh entry to the Mission: Impossible series. That movie won’t be hitting until July of next year, but it has a stacked cast as well. Elwes will be starring alongside heavy-hitters like Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Hayley Atwell, and more. Mission Impossible 7 will be directed by Christopher McQuarrie.

If you’re looking forward to Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon, you might have a little while to wait. The movie is just entering pre-production, so there’s no news yet on a potential release date. Judging by how busy the cast and crew are, it might be a year or more before we can check out Zack Snyder’s latest take on the sci-fi genre. Stay tuned for more news and we’ll keep you updated about Rebel Moon.