The colonists dispatch Kora, played by Sofia Boutella, as an emissary to other civilizations in order to preserve their own existence. With Boutella, the film features a large ensemble cast that includes actors Cary Elwes, Corey Stoll Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou Ray Fisher (Justice League), Doona Bae Jena Malone Staz Nair E. Duffy Charlotte Maggi and Sky Yang. Obi-Wan Kenobi actor Rubert Friend and Army of Thieves actor Stuart Martin have also joined the cast, although their roles have not yet been revealed.

In 2004, director Zack Snyder began developing a pitch for Lucasfilm to produce an unknown Star Wars film with his fellow filmmaker Chris Godfrey. Following a collaboration with Netflix that resulted in the film’s revival and future development as a franchise, Snyder now intends to turn it into an Empire-style saga.