A photo has been released showing a robot character named Jimmy, voiced by Oscar-winning actor Anthony Hopkins, in Zack Snyder’s upcoming two-part sci-fi feature “Rebel Moon.”
The saga takes place on a peaceful planet called Veldt. When the sinister forces of the Imperium arrive to strip this world of its precious resources, the rural community hires a warrior named Kora (Sofia Boutella) to gather a group to fight back.
Thus, the two films will essentially serve as “recruitment” and “war” films respectively. Jimmy was one of many droids assembled to aid the Imperium, but was reassigned to manual labor.
Snyder says that Jimmy acts as an Arthurian element that grounds some of the most fantastical parts of this space opera: “Jimmy, I see him as a joker. He’s on a journey of self-discovery… I’m a huge Excalibur fanatic. It is of course Lancelot. I was thinking of him, and how Milius (E. Duffy) is Percival.
Previous footage of the character has seen him sporting antlers at one point. The film’s stacked cast includes Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou, Doona Bae, Michiel Huisman, Staz Nair, Ray Fisher, Cleopatra Coleman, Jena Malone, Ed Serkin and more.
The first of the “Rebel Moon” movies is set to hit the streamer in December.
“He’s on a journey of self-discovery,” Snyder told Empire.
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