Is Brainiac the true villain in Superman: Legacy? Director James Gunn finally comments on the fan speculation around the villain appearing in the DC Universe.
Rumors that Brainiac would be the main villain in Superman: Legacy have been circulating ever since the film was announced. Yet as more and more casting announcements take root, the villain is nowhere to be seen. During a recent social media post, director James Gunn made a joke about how quickly fans jump on any comment he has as hinting toward the Coluan’s appearance:
While it would certainly be a treat to see Brainiac make his big screen debut in Superman: Legacy, it seems James Gunn is taking the project in a different direction. With the film being the start of a whole new DC Universe, it makes sense the director wouldn’t want to limit himself to such a predictable villain. Here’s to hoping whoever ends up being the antagonist is worthy of the title!
What to expect from Superman’s DC Universe debut
Superman: Legacy is a much-anticipated project, given that Clark Kent has been an integral part of the DC Universe for over 80 years, with various iterations and adaptations across different media. The movie promises to explore the character’s origins and his struggles to balance his dual identities as Clark and Superman while fighting off villains and saving the world. The choice to focus on the early years of his career is a bold move that could potentially breathe new life into the character and appeal to a younger generation of fans.
James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room, and a unified storyline across film, television, animation, and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.
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