KRYPTON To Introduce Brainiac, Doomsday, And More; Will Take Place In The Past And Present DC Universe

KRYPTON To Introduce Brainiac, Doomsday, And More; Will Take Place In The Past And Present DC Universe

In a surprise announcement, Geoff Johns has revealed that Syfy's Superman prequel Krypton will feature some classic foes of the Man of Steel, and that it won't just be set in the distant past...

While it was thought that Syfy's Superman prequel, Krypton, would be firmly focused on the titular planet's inhabitants two generations Kal-El's birth, DC's Geoff Johns revealed during an SDCC panel today that the show would actually be flitting between the past and present-day DC universe. "It's a show that, although it takes place centuries ago on Krypton about the House of El, it's about a conspiracy from the present that has traveled back in time to Krypton to prevent Superman's legacy from ever happening," Johns announced.

In addition, Johns also confirmed that we'll be seeing classic Superman foes Brainiac and Doomsday on the show, along with Adam Strange and Hawkwoman, who will be making the trip to Krypton to stop the plot against his life. "Adam Strange and Hawkwoman come to Krypton trying to stop the conspiracy and save Superman's legacy," Johns said. "Doomsday will be in the show. Brainiac is long overdue to be on screen like that."

The panel admitted that they were well aware that a show focused entirely on Krypton's past would not be compelling enough to maintain an audience, hence the choice to connect it to the present day. Johns also confirmed that as the series progresses, fans may see more familiar faces. "There are others [from Earth] already on Krypton and as the series progresses, we'll bring in some more [classic DC characters]."

Does this news make you more excited or interested in Krypton? Let us know your thoughts below! Krypton premieres on Syfy in 2018.
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