One of the many characters introduced in Rebel Moon is Jimmy, a sentient robot who once served under a king centuries ago. Although Jimmy has a major impact on the story, we don’t get to see all that much of him, but that will change in the upcoming extended cut and sequel.
Rebel Moon co-writer Kurt Johnstad told Variety that there’s still a lot of Jimmy’s story to tell. “Jimmy has a much bigger story in those extended cuts and certainly in the second movie,” Johnstad said. “It’s a little bit like Jimmy goes from this sentient robot to really becoming a little more human, and he goes a little feral. When everybody is being collected and the team is getting built, he’s running around in the woods being like a feral creature and hunting and sitting by the brook and catching fish and doing Jimmy things out in the woods, so that’s where the crown of antlers comes from.” Dustin Ceithamer served as the on-set body double for Jimmy during the production of Rebel Moon, with Anthony Hopkins supplying the voice.
Here’s the official logline for Rebel Moon: “When a peaceful colony on the edge of a galaxy finds itself threatened by the armies of a tyrannical ruling force, Kora (Sofia Boutella), a mysterious stranger living among the villagers, becomes their best hope for survival. Tasked with finding trained fighters who will unite with her in making an impossible stand against the Mother World, Kora assembles a small band of warriors — outsiders, insurgents, peasants and orphans of war from different worlds who share a common need for redemption and revenge. As the shadow of an entire Realm bears down on the unlikeliest of moons, a battle over the fate of a galaxy is waged, and in the process, a new army of heroes is formed.“
Rebel Moon: Part One – A Child of Fire is now streaming on Netflix and will be followed by Rebel Moon: Part Two – The Scargiver on April 19, 2024. You can check out a review from our own Chris Bumbray right here, and be sure to let us know what you thought of the film as well!