Fans Disappointed as Zack Snyder Expresses His Wish to Cast NBA Legend LeBron James for ‘Rebel Moon’

Published 12/14/2023, 9:35 PM EST

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Zack Snyder’s eminence in the fantasy genre of cinema has been witness to several high-impact projects. While his farewell to the DCU had erupted discord in fans, the saga of his otherworldly journey continued, nevertheless. Recently, a lot of enthusiasm was showering in the way of the cinematographer for his upcoming work in Rebel Moon- Part One: A Child of Fire. However, in a turn of events, a recent revelation regarding his casting preference has struck fans in utter dismay. 

Snyder’s advocacy of the space opera flick brought in the shower of many revelations beforehand, including his edge for the involvement of the director’s cut. But following the premiere of the movie on Wednesday, Snyder revealed some more about his desires for the future installments. In an interview with Variety, the filmmaker made an assurance of already having the “dream cast”. But adding to it, he expressed his wish to cast the NBA legend, LeBron James for the upcoming installment, reflecting how he is aware that it “sounds crazy.”.

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The cinematic landscape has been witness to many crossovers of different fields, including the pop sensation, Dua Lipa’s work in Argylle. However, Snyder’s unveiling of overlapping the filming boundaries with the spectrum of sports was a major letdown to the supporters. Even though there is no surety if the desire will retain fulfillment, it became a lookout for the fans’ concern.

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As a result, the news indeed broke the internet but not in the best of ways. Instead, fans actively took part in reasoning a debate stating their concerns.

Fans erupt in frustration with Zack Snyder’s revelation for the upcoming installments of Rebel Moon

There is no doubt that Zack Snyder’s influence in cinema remains unparalleled. The same was also in view regarding Rebel Moon’s incoming on Netflix. However, the sway of excitement does not align with turning a blind eye to the intrusive disclosures that came from Snyder. Rather, it led to a row of conflict as supporters displayed a red flag to it.

Most fans had their take for the jibe and many even had a hint of jokes about it. But on the other hand, some fans were excited to see the possibility of it becoming true.

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Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon was harkening on an unusual anticipation before this. However, since his take on the casting preference did not get an appreciative reception, a possible footfall in the viewership could follow the movie’s inception. Yet, given that fans’ unpredictability often turns the tables around, there is also a possibility that there could be a rise in the TRP to align with Snyder’s forthcoming vision for the same. 

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Anushka Bhattacharya

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I'm Anushka Bhattacharya, an entertainment journalist at Netflix Junkie. Armed with a degree in literature, I once wielded my words to catalyze change within society through my work with NGOs. However, as I stumbled into the exuberant hole of crime thrillers and documentaries on Netflix, it was love at first sight and pushed me into entertainment journalism.

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