George Miller Still Unsure About Man Of Steel 2; Brainiac Rumored For Villian

At first glance, Brainiac seems like the kind of villain best suited for the big screen. While that would certainly do the character justice, Smallville proved that he can be handled well on television, and he could be just the kind of big threat that the Supergirl TV series needs. There have been several versions of Brainiac in the comics, one of the most popular being that he's a self-aware artificial intelligence from the planet Krypton. Seeing as Superman himself will be largely absent from Supergirl, introducing another Kryptonian character like Brainiac would be a great way to play around with Kara's origin. Add the bottled city of Kandor into the mix, and you've got yourself one compelling story about a girl who grew up on Krypton and has access to one final piece of her homeworld - she just has to get through Brainiac first. A future version of Brainiac, Brainiac 5, even strikes up a relationship with Supergirl, something that the series could allude to.


The latest rumors from Heroic Hollywood relate to Warner Bros.’ direct follow up to Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel, the likelihood of Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller taking the helm, and the bad guy we could see cause problems for Superman in the movie.

First off, contrary to a recent rumor, the site maintains that the planned sequel definitely isn’t “on permanent hold,” and has a tentative release date of 2019/2020.

As for who’ll be in the director’s chair, the latest on the George Miller front is that he’s apparently undecided about his next project, because Warner Bros. also like him for their Justice League Dark/Dark Universe movie that Guillermo del Toro was forced to drop out of. Word is that if he wants Man of Steel 2 though, it’s his for the taking.


Finally, we might have an idea of which classic villain will be featured in the sequel. HH reckon it’ll be Brainiac: the extraterrestrial android who was going to appear in Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel sequel before that transitioned into Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The director was evidently very keen on using that character, but was uncertain about doing another invasion angle so soon after Zod’s forces menaced Earth in the first film .

Tell us, would you be excited to finally see a live-action version of Brainiac? And would you rather see Miller tackle the Man Of Steel or the motley bunch that make up the Justice League Dark? Let us know in the usual place.