Inside Zack Snyder’s ‘Rebel Moon’: Charlie Hunnam Dishes on an ‘Exciting’ and ‘Engaging’ Adventure

Published 12/14/2023, 12:27 AM EST

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When Snyder proposed the role in Rebel Moon to Charlie Hunnam, the actor had just wrapped up a taxing shoot for his Apple TV+ thriller, Shantaram. Exhausted from the nine-month-long commitment and longing for a break, Hunnam was not keen on more work. He had his heart set on some well-deserved time off. However, something changed when he delved into the character Snyder offered. Despite initial reluctance, Hunnam found himself smitten with the role, describing it as an irresistible love affair that pulled him back into work.

Now diving into the specifics, the actor has an intriguing revelation to spill about his collaboration with Zack Snyder.

Behind the scenes of Rebel Moon by Hunnam

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At the glitzy Los Angeles premiere of Rebel Moon, Hunnam shared his thrill of being part of Zack Snyder’s galactic adventure. Hunnam revealed the fascinating behind-the-scenes tale of Snyder’s three-decade dedication to crafting the space epic, praising the director’s meticulous vision. Despite Snyder’s comprehensive plan, Hunnam highlighted the unexpected freedom they enjoyed as actors. He applauded Snyder for being open to their contributions.

All of this turned the filming process into a collaborative playground where creativity ran wild, allowing the cast to infuse their sparks into the envisioned universe. As per Access, Hunnam emphasized the film’s heart lies in the collective efforts poured into its creation. He cherished the camaraderie and teamwork that shaped the movie, expressing gratitude for the incredible journey they shared. Hunnam’s account hinted at an exciting and interactive voyage.

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Hunnam felt immense gratitude for accepting the role. Meanwhile, Zack Snyder found solace in Disney’s rejection.

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Snyder, a die-hard Star Wars fan since childhood, found an unexpected blessing in Disney’s refusal of his space movie concept, paving the way for Rebel Moon’s creative bloom on Netflix. This sci-fi venture, a dream brewing since Snyder’s college days, finally materialized into a two-part spectacle. Battling earlier disappointments, including Lucasfilm’s rejection, Snyder sculpted Rebel Moon, drawing inspiration from the late ’70s to ’80s cinematic vibes, setting it apart from the iconic Star Wars universe.

Rebel Moon’s ensemble underwent rigorous diets for intense fight scenes. Boutella, with her dance background, took it in stride, familiar with such disciplined regimes. Praising Snyder, the trio applauded the film’s depth in exploring humanity’s essence. Hunnam, despite unveiling a new fictional world, stressed the primacy of storytelling over expansive universes, underscoring the importance of engaging narratives.

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Riva Khan

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Riva Khan is an entertainment reporter at NetflixJunkie. Given her love for the language and writing, she has honed her narrative skills from a young age. She loves her latest tea in Hollywood and keeps an eye on the news.

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