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Director’s Cut ‘Rebel Moon’ Receives R-Rating from MPA and New Titles

Rebel Moon Directors Cut is officially R-rated

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Overnight the message came in that the first part of Rebel Moon had been submitted to the US Motion Picture Association and given an R rating. In addition, the title came with a few alternative titles.

This is a quick catch up in case you’ve been living under a rock. Rebel Moon is Netflix’s big new fantasy film franchise, directed by Zack Snyder. The first part was released in December 2024 and the second film in April 2024. Those two films were filmed back to back, but an R-rated version was also filmed at the same time, so Netflix effectively paid for four films in advance.

Much has been said about the director’s cuts so far, including their combined runtime likely being over 6 hours. We also know that every movie has new intros, new scenes, and way more R-rated goodness. For all intents and purposes, they will be fundamentally different films than the two PG-13 films we’ve seen so far. We’ve rounded up everything we know about the R-rated extended cuts here.

In recent weeks, we’ve heard from Snyder in interviews that they were still hard at work on the new director’s cuts, with the team struggling to bring the films down from NC-17 to an R rating. It looks like they’ve achieved that goal and the first film is now ready for release.

The news comes via a film rating found on the FilmRatings.com website or via the latest bulletin number 2832, released on May 1.

Why did the film get its R rating? Well, as Snyder has promised on numerous occasions, it involves the following: “brutal, bloody violence and gore, sexual content, graphic nudity and
language.”

The most interesting thing about this new list is the numerous names associated with the new film, where there is one main title and two alternatives:


How good is Rebel moon part two performance on Netflix?

While on Rebel Moon, we should probably give you a quick update on the viewing stats so far and see if there’s likely to be a third film. As covered

Here’s how the first and second parts track the views so far. Comparing it after ten days, Part 1 is significantly ahead, but that’s usually the case with sequels that often struggle to match the performance of the first film.

Learn more about the performance of Rebel Moon and other Netflix shows in our top 10 reports.

Rebel Moon Part 1 vs. Part 2 Netflix ViewersRebel Moon Part 1 vs. Part 2 Netflix Viewers

Are you excited about Netflix’s extended R-rated director’s cut? Rebel Moon? Let us know in the comments below.