Zack Snyder’s Epic Space Fantasy ‘Rebel Moon’ Cast and Character Guide

From left to right: Nemesis (Doona Bae), Darrian Bloodaxe (Ray Fisher), Tarak (Staz Nair), Gunnar (Michiel Huisman), Kora (Sofia Boutella), Kai (Charlie Hunnam), Milius (E. Duffy) and General Titus (Djimon Hounsou).

Rebel Moon (also known as Rebel Moon Part 1) is an upcoming epic space opera film directed by Zack Snyder from a screenplay he co-wrote with Shay Hatten and Kurt Johnstad, inspired by the classic 1954 Akira Kurosawa film Seven Samurai.

Director Zack Snyder and his wife Deborah Snyder stand in a wheat field in a still from the set of ‘Rebel Moon.’

Director Zack Snyder and his wife Deborah Snyder stand in a wheat field in a still from the set of ‘Rebel Moon.’

Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon will be a two-part and Part 1 is scheduled to be released on December 22, 2023, by Netflix, with a limited theatrical release being planned. A follow-up, Rebel Moon Part 2, was scheduled to be shot with the film back-to-back.

Read on for a guide to the heroes of Rebel Moon, and keep your eyes peeled for more news as Snyder’s epic orbits closer.

From left to right: Nemesis (Doona Bae), Darrian Bloodaxe (Ray Fisher), Tarak (Staz Nair), Gunnar (Michiel Huisman), Kora (Sofia Boutella), Kai (Charlie Hunnam), Milius (E. Duffy) and General Titus (Djimon Hounsou).

From left to right: Nemesis (Doona Bae), Darrian Bloodaxe (Ray Fisher), Tarak (Staz Nair), Gunnar (Michiel Huisman), Kora (Sofia Boutella), Kai (Charlie Hunnam), Milius (E. Duffy) and General Titus (Djimon Hounsou).

Ed Skrein

Ed Skrein looms as the nefarious Atticus Noble in ‘Rebel Moon.’

Ed Skrein looms as the nefarious Atticus Noble in ‘Rebel Moon.’

Who he plays: Admiral Atticus Noble, a nefarious Imperium enforcer

Where you’ve seen him: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Deadpool, If Beale Street Could Talk, The Transporter: Refueled, Midway, Alita: Battle Angel

Sofia Boutella

Kora (Sofia Boutella)

Kora (Sofia Boutella)

Who she plays: Kora, an Imperium deserter who leaves the peaceful Veldt to fight back

Where you’ve seen her: Atomic Blonde, Climax, Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Mummy, Star Trek Beyond

Charlie Hunnam

Kai (Charlie Hunnam)

Kai (Charlie Hunnam)

Who he plays: Kai, a mercenary pilot whose Tawau-Class freighter will prove invaluable to Kora’s quest

What to know: Hunnam starred as Jax Teller on FX’s Sons of Anarchy from 2008 to 2014.

Where you’ve seen him: Pacific Rim, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Children of Men, Crimson Peak, The Lost City of Z, The Gentlemen

Michiel Huisman

Nemesis (Doona Bae) and Gunnar (Michiel Huisman)

Nemesis (Doona Bae) and Gunnar (Michiel Huisman)

Who he plays: Gunnar, a Veldt farmer who knows little of the galaxy outside of his small, quiet corner of the galaxy

What to know: Huisman played Daenerys Targaryen’s squeeze Daario Naharis on Game of Thrones — a role he inherited from Rebel Moon co-star Ed Skrein.

Where you’ve seen him: World War Z, Wild, The Invitation, The Age of Adaline, The Haunting of Hill House, The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society 

Djimon Hounsou

Kora (Sofia Boutella) meets General Titus (Djimon Hounsou).

Kora (Sofia Boutella) meets General Titus (Djimon Hounsou).

Who he plays: General Titus, a hardened gladiator who once served the Imperium

What to know: Hounsou has been nominated for the Academy Award for best supporting actor twice; once for In America and once for Blood Diamond.

Where you’ve seen him: Amistad, Furious 7, Shazam!, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Legend of Tarzan, Constantine, A Quiet Place Part II

Staz Nair

Tarak (Staz Nair)

Tarak (Staz Nair)

Who he plays: Tarak, a noble indentured servant who shares a bond with a flying creature called a Bennu

What to know: Nair played original character William Dey in the CW’s Supergirl.

Where you’ve seen him: Game of Thrones, The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again, Krypton, Humans

Doona Bae as Nemesis

Nemesis (Doona Bae)

Nemesis (Doona Bae)

Who she plays: Nemesis, a cyborg sword master whose mechanical hands allow her to wield molten-metal weapons

What to know: The South Korean actor started out her career as a model before being cast in a lead role in Bong Joon Ho’s debut film Barking Dogs Never Bite.

Where you’ve seen her: Cloud Atlas, Sense8, Jupiter Ascending, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, The Host, Broker

Ray Fisher

Darrian (Ray Fisher)

Darrian (Ray Fisher)

Who he plays: Darrian Bloodaxe, an insurgent who has been harrying the Imperium with guerilla attacks

What to know: Rebel Moon sees Fisher reteaming with Snyder, who directed him in his first major film role as Cyborg in Justice League.

Where you’ve seen him: True Detective, Women of the Movement, the upcoming The Piano Lesson

E. Duffy

Who they play: Milius, a refugee who seeks justice for their home — a colony that has already fallen to the Mother World

Anthony Hopkins

Who he plays: “Jimmy,” an ancient robot knight that once defended a slain king but has now faded into a more peaceful existence

What to know: Hopkins is a two-time Academy Award winner, for his towering performances in The Silence of the Lambs and The Father.

Where you’ve seen him: The Elephant Man, The Remains of the Day, Nixon, Amistad, The Two Popes, Westworld, The Mask of Zorro, Howards End, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Thor

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