Baddies That Need Movie Love: Brainiac
Part 2 of my on-going series of "Baddies That Need Movie Love." This time, we jump over to DC and have a look at Brainiac!
In part two of my series, I've decided to spot light a Superman villain that has been rumored to be involved in Zack Snyder's upcoming reboot of the iconic DC character: Brainiac. This isn't the first time that Brainiac has been discussed as a villain for Superman, as he was a possible villain for Superman III, as well as the scrapped Superman Lives and Superman Reborn. The character was also a part of Kevin Smith's discarded script along side Doomsday. So, if you ask me, he's been tossed aside too many times in favor of Kal-El's main nemesis, Lex Luthor and it's time for him to move into the spot light.
So how would incorporate Brainiac? Since DC and Warner Brother's seem hell-bent on keeping Lex Luthor in the picture, which is fine, because he is the yang to Superman's yin, I like where Tim Burton was headed with the character. The idea was also used in the popular Justice League Unlimited as well as in the comic book story Superman: What Ever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? Essentially, Lex Luthor and Brainiac melded into one being, combining the goals of Brainiac and the ambitions and cruelty of Luthor, creating a being that would dominate mankind and beyond. Having said that, this would be a story that would be difficult to convey without it delving into the world of cheese and corn. Someone like Nolan and Snyder definitely have the creativity and the know-how to pull it off. I wouldn't mind seeing Kevin Smith's script come to life either, bringing Doomsday into the picture, but that would obviously have to come along later in the franchise.
Leave your feedback below, as I'm sure this one will create some discussions. Also, be sure to check out part one of "Baddies That Need Movie Love" below!
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