‘Rebel Moon’: Zack Snyder Confirms Anthony Hopkins Casting With First Look At His Character

Hopkins will voice a robot named JC1435.

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Zack Snyder released the first look at Anthony Hopkins’ character in Rebel Moon following news of his casting.

Cameras on Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon are rolling, with the director recently sharing a makeup test of an alien for Netflix’s Geeked Week. The upcoming film will be Snyder’s take on the Seven Samurai story that was initially going to take place in the Star Wars universe. Rebel Moon features a star-studded cast led by Sofia Boutella. Deadline first reported on Wednesday that Rebel Moon would feature another significant name, with Anthony Hopkins boarding the project.

“The One-Time Defender of the Slain King”

Anthony Hopkins will voice “a sentient JC1435 mechanized battle robot and one-time defender of the slain King.” In addition to Boutella, Hopkins joins Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou, Doona Bae, Ray Fisher, Stuart Martin, Cary Elwes, Corey Stoll, Michiel Huisman, Alfonso Herrera, Ed Skrein, Cleopatra Coleman, Fra Fee, Rhian Rees, Jena Malone, E. Duffy, Charlotte Maggi, Sky Yang, and Staz Nair. Following the report, Zack Snyder took to Twitter to share the first look at Hopkins’ character in Rebel Moon, which you can see below.

In the meantime, here is the synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Justice League:

In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.

Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League is available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and streaming exclusively on HBO Max. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Rebel Moon featuring Anthony Hopkins, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Deadline, Twitter

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.