Although a release date for Zack Snyder's space opera Rebel Moon is not yet set, Netflix and the director are already working on a sequel.

A Netflix untitled project, Joker: Folie à Deux, and MGM's The Thomas Crown Affair are among the 18 new films that have been approved for California's tax credit programme, according to Deadline. Rebel Moon Part 2 is also one of them.

The 18 projects' tax obligations will be lower because they were chosen for California's tax credit programme. In this way, the programme encourages producers to film in California, creating jobs and bringing in money that more than makes up for the tax credit that is provided for the films chosen at each new round.

The four high-profile projects from this round are anticipated to invest a total of $748 million in the state. The "Part 2" affixed to Rebel Moon's sequel's name, which suggests that Snyder's cosmic journey may have been divided into two (or more!) parts, is the biggest surprise, though.

Inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s cult classic Seven Samurai, Rebel Moon will tell the story of a group of farmers who inhabit a distant colony in space.  

These farmers send a young woman named Kora (Sofia Boutella) around the galaxy to look for warriors who may aid in repelling the invaders when they perceive that their lives are in danger due to the appearance of an evil army commanded by the despotic Belisarius (Ed Skrein).

Kora will locate seven alien warriors to assist in destroying the invaders' army if Rebel Moon stays true to the Seven Samurai's plot.

We don't currently have a lot of information on Rebel Moon's plot, but it's conceivable that it evolved to the point that Netflix decided it would be best to divide it into many movies.

After all, the four-hour length of Snyder's Justice League cut makes it difficult for viewers to pay attention. Therefore, by dividing the plot of Rebel Moon across numerous films, Netflix ensures that its audience won't be put off by its length, while Snyder receives a twofold payment and may further develop his vision of a space war.