Even though he’s been in over seven films altogether, Superman’s o-nscreen villains have never really gotten past Lex Luthor and General Zod. Those two characters and their minions have dominated the Man of Steel’s o-nscreen portrayals. Since being created in the 1930s, Superman has gathered a myriad of villains in the comics to challenge him in different and unique ways.
Many have been clamoring for Brainiac, considered to be one of Superman’s top villains, to appear in a movie. Brainiac was supposed to appear in Superman III before being replaced by the character of Richard Prior. There are also others like Metallo, Toyman, The Elite, Parasite, Livewire, Intergang and more to consider. The sky is the limit and the films shouldn’t just rest on the laurels of Luthor and Zod. A different variety of villains would challenge Superman in unique ways yet to be seen on screen.