Man of Steel 2: Zack Snyder Teases Superman vs. Brainiac

Zack Snyder’s 2013 Gentleman of Metal was normally meant to kick off a shared universe of DC superhero movies. And watching it today, it continue to feels like a definitely reliable foundation for accurately that. It is a “first contact” movie in several techniques, effectively showcasing how humanity reacts to someone extra than human arriving in their midst, and Snyder’s signature style is tempered rather by an almost Nolan-esque patience and strategy to the worldbuilding all over Superman.

Sadly, Gentleman of Metal was critically divisive, and “only” took in $668 million at the throughout the world box office. A a lot more than respectable blockbuster determine, but Warner Bros. execs had visions of the magic billion greenback range dancing in their heads after Marvel’s Avengers results the past summer time, and regardless of what original plans there ended up for Gentleman of Metal 2 ended up promptly scuttled in favor of a more aggressive team-building approach that would rapidly monitor a Justice League movie. How speedily? Properly, Male of Steel opened on June 14, 2013 but by July 20, 2013 the studio announced that Person of Metal 2 would in fact introduce Batman.

Of class, we would arrive to know that film as the even much more divisive Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but at the time, enthusiasts had been content that Man of Metal 2 was a reality, in spite of its Gotham Metropolis guest star. But as many have suspected, that wasn’t the unique system for the sequel, and Zack Snyder has been chatting about in which his Superman motion pictures could have long gone were being they not conscripted into the support of hustling the Justice League to the huge display.

“We talked about a Brainiac movie,” Snyder explained to BroBible. Brainiac would have been a organic choice for the sequel, contemplating how substantially worldbuilding and care was done on Krypton in the to start with movie. At the time, Brainiac had never been done effectively in are living action (it remains the fantastic missed chance of the Christopher Reeve era, as well), and it was not until 2018’s Krypton Television collection that we received a proper glance at just one of Superman’s finest baddies in reside motion.