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

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...

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. 

DISCLAIMER: Comic Book Movie is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
MAN OF STEEL Writer On Henry Cavill's Possible Superman Return; Says WB Wanted THE DARK KNIGHT In The DCEU

MAN OF STEEL Writer On Henry Cavill's Possible Superman Return; Says WB Wanted THE DARK KNIGHT In The DCEU

Man of Steel writer David S. Goyer shares his take on whether Henry Cavill could return as Superman, while confirming Warner bros. hoped to make The Dark Knight Trilogy part of the DC Extended Universe.
MAN OF STEEL Writer David S. Goyer Reveals A Baffling Script Note He Was Given By Warner Bros.

MAN OF STEEL Writer David S. Goyer Reveals A Baffling Script Note He Was Given By Warner Bros.

If you need more proof that Warner Bros. just doesn't get its DC Comics superheroes, look no further than Man of Steel writer David S. Goyer receiving a baffling script note from the studio...
MAN OF STEEL Director Zack Snyder Confirms Early Plans For The Movie To Be Set In THE DARK KNIGHT's World

MAN OF STEEL Director Zack Snyder Confirms Early Plans For The Movie To Be Set In THE DARK KNIGHT's World

Man of Steel director Zack Snyder confirms that there were once tentative plans in place for his Superman reboot to be set in the same world of The Dark Knight, while revealing who else he eyed for Batman!
JUSTICE LEAGUE Director Zack Snyder Confirms Brainiac Would Be Lead Villain In MAN OF STEEL 2

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...
Ranking The 11 Movies In The DC Films Universe From MAN OF STEEL To ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE

Ranking The 11 Movies In The DC Films Universe From MAN OF STEEL To ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE

With ZSJL now streaming, we're taking look back over the 8 year history of Warner Bros.' divisive DC Films Universe and ranking the 11 installments (yes, we're counting Joker) from worst to best...
Latest Headlines
THE MANDALORIAN Season 2 Promo Posters Show Luke Skywalker Training His Newest Student: Grogu!

THE MANDALORIAN Season 2 Promo Posters Show Luke Skywalker Training His Newest Student: Grogu!

Season two of The Mandalorian concluded with Luke Skywalker taking Grogu under his wing to train him in the ways of the Force, and this new promo poster gives us an idea of what might have come next...
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Star Jake Johnson Confirms He's In Talks To Return For The Sequel

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Star Jake Johnson Confirms He's In Talks To Return For The Sequel

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse star Jake Johnson has confirmed that he's officially in talks to reprise the role of Peter B. Parker in the upcoming sequel. Find his comments in full after the jump...
ARROW Star John Barrowman Faces Backlash For Calling OLD Shite... While Tagging Director M. Night Shyamalan

ARROW Star John Barrowman Faces Backlash For Calling OLD "Shite"... While Tagging Director M. Night Shyamalan

John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood) has come under first for taking to Twitter to slate M. Night Shyamalan's new movie, Old. What's so awful about that, you may ask? Well, he tagged the director!
BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS Anime Announces Full Cast; Check Out The First Trailer

BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS Anime Announces Full Cast; Check Out The First Trailer

We found out back in 2018 that a new Blade Runner anime series set between the events of Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic & Denis Villeneuve's superb sequel was being developed, and we finally have a trailer.
BATGIRL Star Leslie Grace Comments On Joining The DCEU As Barbara Gordon; Shares Fun Fan-Poster

BATGIRL Star Leslie Grace Comments On Joining The DCEU As Barbara Gordon; Shares Fun Fan-Poster

Following the recent news that Leslie Grace will play Barbara Gordon in the upcoming Batgirl movie, the In The Heights star has taken to social media to confirm her casting and share a fan-made poster.
THE GREEN KNIGHT Actor Dev Patel On Unsuccessful STAR WARS Audition & Potential Superhero Roles

THE GREEN KNIGHT Actor Dev Patel On Unsuccessful STAR WARS Audition & Potential Superhero Roles

The Green Knight star Dev Patel speaks about his unsuccessful audition for one of the recent Star Wars films, and whether he'd be interested in joining one of the big superhero movie franchises.
JUPITER'S LEGACY Star Josh Duhamel On Possible SUPER CROOKS Return And Why The Show Was Canceled (Exclusive)

JUPITER'S LEGACY Star Josh Duhamel On Possible SUPER CROOKS Return And Why The Show Was Canceled (Exclusive)

While Jupiter's Legacy was cancelled after just one season, more stories told in that world are coming to Netflix. Here, Josh Duhamel comments on that and what sounds like a difficult time making the show.
SUPERMAN: Michael B. Jordan Developing Val-Zod Project For HBO Max...And May Take On The Lead Role!

SUPERMAN: Michael B. Jordan Developing Val-Zod Project For HBO Max...And May Take On The Lead Role!

While Ta-Nehisi Coates is writing a Superman movie for Warner Bros., it's now said that Michael B. Jordan is developing his own project for HBO Max that will put the spotlight on the Val-Zod character...