JUSTICE LEAGUE Director Zack Snyder Confirms Brainiac Would Be Lead Villain In MAN OF STEEL 2

Talking about his latest movie, Army of the Dead, Justice League director Zack Snyder has confirmed that had he made a Man of Steel sequel, the spotlight would have been put on the villainous Brainiac...

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Man of Steel saw Superman square off with General Zod, and while Michael Shannon's Kryptonian proved to be a formidable foe, there was someone else many fans would have preferred to see.

We are, of course, talking about Brainiac. The popular villain has been a thorn in Superman's side for decades, and while he's made appearances on the small screen, we've yet to see a big budget version of him in theaters. Had Zack Snyder made a Man of Steel 2, though, it would have happened. 

"We talked about a Brainiac movie," he told Bro Bible, referring to a second standalone Superman movie. "I do think that the Kryptonians that are in the Phantom Zone are probably still around. And there was always a possibility for their return. Faora and whoever’s left. That was a thing that was always out there that we talked about as a possible sequel."

"I just think it’s best to give Superman these extraterrestrial challenges because I think you’ve got to be careful with - other than Lex Luthor, because, of course, you have to continue with Lex, because Lex is his real nemesis - but I think you really have to look outside of the Earth for challenges for him because of how powerful he is," Snyder concluded.

While we know that the Army of the Dead director had a five-part "trilogy" planned, there was no mention of another Superman movie  (unless he planned to helm it after Justice League 3). 

It certainly would have been interesting to see Snyder's interpretation of Brainiac, and we now just have to hope that he appears either in the Black actor-led reboot or even Supergirl's solo outing. 

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