Zack Snyder teases his director’s cut Rebel Moon and now he talks about what audiences can expect from the R-rated version of the film.
“I wrote the script in a vacuum, following my normal aesthetic – very tough, very sexy, brutal, crazy, everything to 11,” Snyder said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
Snyder said his thought process was that he would be able to “put this together into an adventure for a wider audience.” However, in talks with Netflix, they urged it to “return to its original, subversive R-rated version.”
“I thought, ‘Yes, that would be great.’ And they say, ‘Then we could, you know, do our thing and we could treat it as a separate piece of, you know, content,'” he added.
Snyder later said, “I am extremely proud of the PG-13 version of the film. I really am. I think it’s really funny and clean and cool, but again, it was kind of the weird darkness of the R-rated version, if that was my original thesis for what the movie could be, then that’s what we did. That’s what we did in the R-rated version.”
Watch the entire interview with Snyder in the video embedded below.
Earlier this year, Synder talked about an extended version of his film in which he would offer viewers “nearly an hour of additional content.”
“I think it’s a legit Expanded Universe version. There’s really a lot to see. It’s just more painted across the board,” Snyder said in an interview with Tudum. “Directors [cut] it’s a deep dive into the water, something I have consistently done throughout my career. I don’t know how I got into this director’s cut, but what I will say about it is that for me in the past, director’s cuts were always something I had to fight for and no one wanted. This is the bastard that I always tried to piece together because I thought there was a deeper version.