Rebel Moon – Part One (2023) Cast & Character Guide: Who stars in this sci-fi movie?

Rebel Moon Cast & Character Guide

Sci-fi fans will be looking forward to Zack Snyder’s latest movie, Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire, which is coming to Netflix on the 15th of December 2023. 

In our comprehensive cast and character guide, we’ll introduce you to the main characters that are a part of this epic, along with the director, writers and any supporting characters worth mentioning too.

Are you looking forward to Rebel Moon – Part 1? Let us know in the comments below. 

DIRECTOR – Zack Snyder

The former DC director originally pitched Rebel Moon to Lucasfilm but when that didn’t work out for him, he turned his movie idea into a two-part epic for Netflix. Snyder is no stranger to visually impressive, big-budget spectaculars after the likes of 300, Watchmen, and Justice League, so we expect his new movie will be breathtaking to behold when it lands this December. 

WRITERS – Shay Hatten, Kurt Johnstad, Zack Snyder


Shay Hatten is a writer-producer known for his work on Zack Snyder’s Army Of The Dead, Day Shift, and John Wick: Chapter 4. His co-writer (along with Snyder) is Kurt Johnstad who previously worked on such movies as 300, Act of Valour, and Atomic Blonde. 


Sofia Boutella as Kora

Boutella rose to fame with breakout roles in Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek: Beyond. Most recently, the Algerian actor appeared in Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities and SAS: Rogue Heroes.

This former dancer will bring her balletic grace to the action scenes in Rebel Moon, in which she stars as Kara, a young woman from a peaceful farming settlement who takes it upon herself to gather together an army to protect her home from the invading forces of the Imperium.

Charlie Hunnam as Kai

After early TV roles in Queer As Folk and Young Americans, this British actor has risen up the ranks of Hollywood, starring in such movies as Children of Men, Pacific Rim, and Crimson Peak.

Hunnam takes on the role of Kai in Rebel Moon, a mercenary pilot who assists Kora in her plans to thwart the dastardly villains of the Imperium.

Michiel Huisman as Gunnar

Game of Thrones fans will recognize Michiel Huisman as he starred as Daari Naharis in that acclaimed fantasy series. Other acting credits include roles in World War Z, The Haunting of Hill House, and The Flight Attendant.

Huisman stars as Gunnar in the new Netflix movie, a small-town farmer who accompanies Kora on her quest to protect their quiet corner of the galaxy from the nefarious Admiral Atticus Noble (see below). 

Ed Skrein as Admiral Atticus Noble

Ed Skrein is no stranger to villainous roles, as you’ll know if you have seen such movies as Deadpool and Alita: Battle Angel. He doesn’t always play bad guys, however, as he’s sometimes a goodie too, as evidenced by his roles in The Transporter: Refuelled and Midway.

But in Rebel Moon, he’s putting on his bad boy pants again, this time as the movie’s main villain, a wicked military officer who works with the Imperim to expand their influence over the galaxy.

Djimon Hounsou as Admiral Titus

Hounsou first came into the public eye when he graced the catwalks of Paris and London as a male model but it wasn’t long before Hollywood came calling. He made his movie acting debut in 1992’s Unlawful Entry and in the years since, he has taken roles in more prominent movies, including Amistad, Gladiator, Blood Diamond, and The King’s Man.

In Rebel Moon, Hounsou stars as a hardened gladiator who turns his back on the Imperium to aid Kora and her companions on their quest to protect their motherland. 

Staz Nair as Tarak

Nair is most known for his TV work through his roles in such hit shows as Supergirl, Humans, and Game of Thrones. Rebel Moon will mark his movie acting debut, so expect him to become a major star if Snyder’s epic is a big hit with critics and audiences.

His character in Rebel Moon has been described as a “noble servant” who shares a connection with a flying creature known as a Bennu. While he will play a major role in the first part of Rebel Moon, Snyder has hinted that more of his backstory will be discovered in Part 2.

Ray Fisher as Darrian Bloodaxe

Fisher previously collaborated with Zack Snyder on Justice League, where he starred as the part-man/part-machine known as Cyborg. Other acting credits include roles in True Detective, The Astronaut Wives Club, and Women of the Movement. 

With a character name like Darrian Bloodaxe, you shouldn’t expect to see Ray Fisher in peaceful mode. In the movie, Bloodaxe is a ruthless warrior who is recruited by Kora to take part in her mission.

Other Cast Members

Doona Bae as Nemesis
E. Duffy as Milius
Anthony Hopkins as Jimmy
Cleopatra Coleman as Devra Bloodaxe
Jena Malone as Harmada
Corey Stoll as Sindri

Are you looking forward to Rebel Moon? Which actor are you most looking forward to seeing? Let us know in the comments below.


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