Zack Snyder Is Teasing His Director’s Cut Rebel Moon and is now opening up about what viewers can expect from the R-rated version of the film.
“I wrote the script in a vacuum, just like I would with my normal aesthetic — very difficult, very sexy, violent, crazy, all at 11,” Snyder said during an interview with Weekly entertainment.
Snyder said his thought process behind it was that he would be able to “collapse everything into a broader audience adventure.” However, in his conversations with Netflix, they convinced him to “return to his original subversive R-rated version.”
“I thought, ‘Yeah, that would be great.’ And they said, ‘So we could have, you know, you could do your job and we could have that as a separate piece of, you know, content,’” he added.
Snyder later said, “I’m very proud of the PG-13 version of the film. I really am. I think it’s really fun and clean and cool, but again, just the kind of weird darkness of the R-rated version, if that was my original thesis about what the movie could be, that’s what we did. That’s what we did in the censored version.”
Watch Snyder’s full interview in the video posted below.
Earlier this year, Synder talked about the extended version of his film, where he would give viewers “about an hour of extra content.”
“I think it’s a legitimate version of the extended universe. You really get to see a lot. It’s just more painted,” said Snyder in an interview with Tudum. “The directors [cut] It’s a deep, deep dive, one I’ve famously done throughout my career. I don’t know how I got into this director’s cut thing, but what I will say about it is that for me, the director’s cut has always been something that I had to fight for in the past and no one wanted. It was this bastard child that I was always trying to raise because they felt like there was a deeper version.”