Zack Snyder has previously admitted that “Rebel Moon” began as a “Star Wars” pitch, and at “Opening Night Live,” the director listed movies like “The Magnificent Seven” and the fantasy magazine “Heavy Metal” as other inspirations. However, there was no mention of “Warhammer 40k,” despite “Rebel Moon” sharing many similarities, but some “Warhammer” fans certainly think the upcoming movie took inspiration from the miniature wargame.
As far back as two years ago, when Zack Snyder released a concept image of “Rebel Moon,” u/Inevitable-Badger-28 took to Reddit to point out the similarities to “Warhammer.” “Is it me or does Zack Snyder’s new film ‘Rebel Moon’ look like Krieg troops with a commissar,” they wrote on the r/Warhammer40k subreddit. U/snowvix was willing to give Snyder the benefit of the doubt, answering, “This is because Krieg is inspired by 1910s Imperial German Army,” suggesting the director took a similar inspiration. However, one user wasn’t willing to offer a similar sentiment, writing, “Snyder shamelessly rips off so many things. So probably.”
Unfortunately, the reality is, unless Snyder himself comes out and says it, it will remain unclear whether or not “Rebel Moon” took any inspiration from “Warhammer 40k.” It certainly seems like it did, which could only further fuel fans’ excitement, but as of now, Snyder hasn’t brought up the miniature wargame as a source. In a recent interview, the director doubled down on the “Heavy Metal” inspiration, adding John Boorman’s “Excalibur” as he wanted “Rebel Moon” to blend fantasy and sci-fi (per /Film).
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