Tarak is introduced in “Rebel Moon” when Kora and her fellow rebels travel to the planet of Neu Wodi to recruit the warrior. Tarak agrees that forming a resistance against the Motherworld is a cause worth fighting for. “When you meet him in Neu Wodi, he’s, at his own volition, enslaved or entrenched in a debt. He could leave at any point. No one could stop him,” Nair explained to Looper. “He chooses, as a man of conduct and a man of noble stature, at least mentally, to do what he believes is right and at least hold himself to some level of compass — moral compass — despite his circumstances.”
Another interesting thing about Tarak’s physical appearance in “Rebel Moon” is that there’s a story behind his physical being that is yet to be come in April 2024’s “Rebel Moon: Part Two – The Scargiver.”
“When we find him topless, when he left his planet, and I can’t say too much because that’s ‘Part Two’ and stuff for you to find out, but he [at one time] was a clothed man,” Nair revealed. “Over the years, these little remnants, these pieces — these fragments of clothes, especially across the front — are fragments of his life, the fragments of his childhood, the fragments of the world he came from are from the world he lost. The top of business is also still rooted in a beautiful backstory of a man who is not willing to let go of the only things he can call home.”
Also starring Charlie Hunnam, Michiel Huisman, Djimon Hounsou, and Doona Bae, “Rebel Moon: Part One – A Child of Fire” is streaming exclusively on Netflix.