Netflix releases trailer for part two of the streaming service’s most expensive movie – which cost a whopping $166 MILLION

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Netflix unwrapped the trailer for the second part of its series Rebel Moon Monday.

The streamer, which announced an April 2024 release date for chapter two in the Zack Snyder helmed passion project, released the two-minute preview on Christmas morning.

‘REBEL MOON – PART TWO: THE SCARGIVER teaser with an exclusive new scene. coming April 19,’ the streamer wrote on social media. 

The film, a sequel to Rebel Moon — Part One: A Child of Fire, which began streaming on December 22, is centered around Kora (Sofia Boutella), ‘the most wanted fugitive in the known universe’, who is forced to return to her old ways in order to save the quiet farming moon of Veldt where she lives.

As a lone wolf soldier, she has discovered a sense of connection on the tranquil farming moon — a far cry from her past life as a soldier for the Imperium. 

Netflix unwrapped the trailer for the second part of its series Rebel Moon Monday. REBEL MOON – PART TWO: THE SCARGIVER teaser with an exclusive new scene. coming April 19,’ the streamer wrote on social media

'You must know you can not win,' robot Jimmy says to Sofia Boutella's Kora in the beginning scenes of the trailer for Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver

Kora, a former soldier, is called to action as she and her fellow rebels prepare to battle authoritarian forces intent on taking over their home

 ‘You must know you can not win,’ robot Jimmy says to Sofia Boutella’s Kora  in the beginning scenes of the trailer for Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver as she and her fellow rebels  prepare to battle authoritarian forces intent on taking over the  moon they call home

That peace is cruelly interrupted when evil forces from the Motherworld come knocking at their door, and Kora is forced to dig up her past to save her home and the people on it.

Among the scrappy team of fighters are mercenary Kai (Charlie Hunnam), ex-Imperium general Titus (Dijmon Hounsou), refugee, Miliua (E. Duffy), cyborg swordsman Nemesis (Doona Bae), ex-nobleman Tarak (Staz Nair), Bloodaxe  (Ray Fisher) and Devra (Cleopatra Coleman) and Veldt farmer Gunnar (Michiel Huisman).

Robot Jimmy (voiced by Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins) is also seen to be waiting as a back up, after many years away from duty.

‘You must know you can not win,’ the android says in the beginning scenes of  the trailer for Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver. 

The part-two trailer shows Veldt’s agrarian society quickly preparing for an imminent invasion as each of the ‘warriors must face the truths of their own pasts, each revealing why they fight,’ according to the show’s description.  

‘Gather every hunting rifle, every knife, every round of ammunition in the village,’ Titus tells his new recruits, as he puts them through weapons and hand-to-hand combat training. 

‘You are all that stands between us and annihilation,’ cyborg warrior Nemesis tells Kora as they prepare for the battle of all battles. 

With a budget of $166 million dollars for both parts, Rebel Moon is believed to be the most expensive Netflix project ever.

So far, the show has not fared well with critics, which gave it a consensus rating of 23-percent on Rotten Tomatoes, although audiences gave it a much more generous 66-percent score. 

That audience rating could go higher as fans tune into the interstellar adventure. 

‘OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS MOVIE SO MUCH I DIDNT REALIZE HOW MUCH I LOVED THIS MOVIE AHHH,’ one fan wrote on X formerly known as Twitter. 

‘A fun popcorn flick, and that’s all I’ve ever wanted. Ready to finish the story and see just how different the longer cuts will be!’ commented another on Instagram. 

One viewer gave the project a mixed review penning, ‘This movie was a hodge podge from Avatar, Star Wars, The Matrix, Harry Potter, Cowboys and Aliens, Jupiter Ascending, Suicide Squad … the list goes on. You’ll see if you watch it.’

'Gather every hunting rifle, every knife, every round of ammunition in the village,' Djimon Hounsou's  General Titus tells his new recruits

‘Gather every hunting rifle, every knife, every round of ammunition in the village,’ Djimon Hounsou’s  General Titus tells his new recruits

The $166 million project opened to poor reviews from critics, which gave it a consensus rating of 23-percent on Rotten Tomatoes, although audiences gave it a much more generous 66-percent score

The $166 million project opened to poor reviews from critics, which gave it a consensus rating of 23-percent on Rotten Tomatoes, although audiences gave it a much more generous 66-percent score

'You are all that stands between us and annihilation,' cyborg warrior Nemesis tells Kora as they prepare for the battle of all battles

‘You are all that stands between us and annihilation,’ cyborg warrior Nemesis tells Kora as they prepare for the battle of all battles

Sofia Boutella, who is at the center of the action, trained hard to be able to use the various weapons Kora uses to dispatch enemy soldiers.

‘I use what I’ve learned as a dancer to learn (the fight) choreography and one of the skills that I wanted to get is actually for it to not look like choreography,’ she told Netflix Behind the Streams.

The actress said she was always worried about hitting someone during the fight scenes in which she is using automatic weapons, knives and hatchets.

‘It can be very tedious, it can be really hard,’ preparing for the action sequences the 41-year-old French-Algerian actress said, ‘but when you do it with a team that is so well trained, it was joy shooting every fight scene.’   

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