Justice League director Zack Snyder says he wanted to use Brainiac as the main villain for Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel 2.
It seems like Superman’s cinematic future lies with the new reboot from J.J. Abrams and Ta-Nehisi Coates which will likely star a black version of the hero in a 20th century setting if recent reports are to be believed. But as fascinating as the new project is, many fans would still like to see Henry Cavill return for Man of Steel 2. And in a recent interview ahead of Army of the Dead‘s release on Netflix, director Zack Snyder revealed that he’d discussed using Brainiac in the sequel.
When speaking to the Post-Credits Podcast for Army of the Dead, Zack Snyder explained that when discussions were happening about a potential Man of Steel 2, the city-collecting cyborg Brainiac was suggested as the main villain for the Henry Cavill sequel. Snyder also pointed out that he thinks some of the Kryptonians from the Phantom Zone are still alive somewhere, noting that they could’ve also made a return. Take a look below.
“We talked about a Brainiac movie. But, I do think that the Kryptonians that are in the Phantom Zone are probably still around, and there was possibility for their return.”
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Here’s the official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel:
A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, and Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent.
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Source: Post-Credit Podcast