During a panel at San Diego Comic-Con, DC Comics’ Geoff Johns revealed that SyFy’s upcoming Krypton will feature Brainiac, Doomsday, Adam Strange, and Hawkwoman, despite being set in the past. And lucky for us, The Hollywood Reporter was in the room to let us know exactly what went down.
While that news may confuse fans, considering the fact that Krypton will be a prequel to the Superman we know, Johns revealed exactly how these contemporary characters will fit into the show’s unique universe and timeline.
“It’s a show that, although it takes place centuries ago on Krypton about the House of El, it’s about a conspiracy from the present that has traveled back in time to Krypton to prevent Superman’s legacy from ever happening,”
This is definitely a unique take on the premise, as many assumed that the show would solely focus on the origins of Superman’s home planet.
“Adam Strange and Hawkwoman come to Krypton trying to stop the conspiracy and save Superman’s legacy. Doomsday will be in the show. Brainiac is long overdue to be on screen like that.”
While Johns’ statements are vague, we can assume that in the present day, Superman is either dead or soon to be.
Johns made it clear right from the get go that Krypton is set in its own, unique universe, meaning that it won’t crossover with other DC TV shows or the DCEU.
Showrunner Damian Kindler also went on to discuss Brainiac and what interested them about the character.
“He has a really deep, rich history. He is the nexus point between man and machine, which is an incredibly real thing to talk about now.”
Cameron Welsh, the other showrunner, also took a moment to decide the elephant in the room: how the past and present collide.
“It changes the stakes of the show completely…. It’s not a look backwards. It’s quite unique. It allows us to deepen and expand upon the known mythology.”
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Krypton will debut on SyFy in 2018.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
First Look At Steppenwolf In ‘Justice League’ Revealed
Earlier today, the new Justice League trailer dropped and gave us our first real glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming movie. The trailer also gave us our first look at the villain Steppenwolf, who will be played by Game of Thrones alum, Ciaran Hinds.
In the comics, Steppenwolf is the uncle of Darkseid and one of the only ones to have survived Doomsday before making his way to Earth. Since Doomsday made his appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Steppenwolf’s origin could very well stem from that. How he’ll ultimately be introduced in the Justice League movie, however, is still unclear. Hinds will appear in the movie in a motion capture role for the character.
You can check out a screencap of Steppenwolf above and in the gallery
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Amber Heard as Mera, J.K. Simmons as Jim Gordon, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Julian Lewis Jones, and Willem Dafoe are also set to appear.
Justice League will be in theaters November 17, 2017.
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