DC May Have “Spoiled” the Villain for James Gunn’s Superman Movie

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By Black Widow

DC Studios’ upcoming Superman: Legacy film, starring David Corenswet as the next Superman, has been surrounded by speculation about its main villain.

While the anti-hero group The Authority is confirmed to appear, recent hints from the official Superman Twitter account suggest that Brainiac might take on the role of the formidable antagonist.

Brainiac, the Menacing Alien Villain:

The official Superman Twitter account shared three comic arcs that inspired James Gunn’s reboot, Superman: Legacy. “Brainiac” (Action Comics #866-780) by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank are among them.

This storyline showcases Brainiac, the knowledge-obsessed alien, targeting Earth and its protector, Superman. Brainiac is known for collecting worlds and their inhabitants and poses a significant threat to the Man of Steel.

Brainiac’s Film Debut:

DC Studios’ inclusion of the Brainiac comic arc on the inspiration list suggests that the iconic villain could finally make his long-awaited big-screen debut.

Fans have longed to see Brainiac in a cinematic role, and the potential clash with David Corenswet’s Superman has sparked excitement among the audience.

Brainiac’s Past and Alternate Appearances:

Brainiac came close to becoming the antagonist in “Man of Steel 2” before DC’s cinematic reboot.

The character has appeared in various Superman media, including the “Injustice 2” video game and the upcoming “Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.” He was also the primary villain in the SyFy series “Krypton.”

The Authority’s Role and Additional Speculations:

While The Authority is confirmed to appear in “Superman: Legacy,” some speculate that they might not be the primary antagonists but rather a piece of the more giant puzzle.

Rumors also suggest a possible showdown between Superman and Lobo, potentially portrayed by Jason Momoa.

The recent hints from DC Studios and the official Superman Twitter account point toward Brainiac as the menacing villain in James Gunn’s “Superman: Legacy.”

Fans are excited about the prospect of the iconic character making his long-awaited appearance in the DC cinematic universe. The film is set to hit theaters on July 11, 2025.