SUPERMAN: LEGACY Rumored Plot Details FINALLY Reveal The Reboot’s Lead Villain - Possible SPOILERS

SUPERMAN: LEGACY Rumored Plot Details FINALLY Reveal The Reboot’s Lead Villain - Possible SPOILERS SUPERMAN: LEGACY Rumored Plot Details FINALLY Reveal The Reboot’s Lead Villain - Possible SPOILERS

And no, it’s not Lex Luthor! While that villain will likely still appear in Superman: Legacy, newly surfaced plot details for James Gunn’s reboot may reveal the true big bad (and you’re going to love it).

By JoshWilding - Nov 17, 2023 06:11 PM EST
Filed Under: Superman: Legacy

For years now, DC Comics fans have made it clear that they want to see the Man of Steel battle Brainiac on screen. In theaters, the iconic hero has squared off with the likes of General Zod, Steppenwolf, and even Batman, but is James Gunn finally going to pit Kal-El against the deadly Collector of Worlds in Superman: Legacy?

If a new rumour is to be believed, yes!

While we’re taking these claims with a pinch of salt for now, one of social media’s many scoopers appears to have unearthed some of the first major plot details for DC Studios’ upcoming reboot. As you can see below, it sounds like the Middle East will indeed be integral to this story and that Superman finds himself pulled into the global spotlight after attempting to retrieve missing Kryptonian technology which could hold the answers to his past.

We’re guessing Supes is either mistaken for a terrorist or believed to be an American super-weapon. Either way, it should give Gunn the opportunity to delve into the sort of worldwide consequences the emergence a being like this would have on global politics.

Still, the fact it’s supposedly Brainiac pulling the strings is what we know will excite you most, and we may be just a couple of years away from his long-awaited big screen debut. If this rumour is false, Gunn will be quick to debunk it; however, if he stays quiet - as he has with the Gal Gadot/Wonder Woman situation - this leaker is likely on to something.

In the comics, Brainiac is commonly depicted as a superintelligent android from the planet Colu who is obsessed with collecting all knowledge in the known universe. The villain was created by writer Otto Binder and artist Al Plastino, and debuted in 1958’s Action Comics #242

Superman: Legacy tells the story of Superman's journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas. He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned.

David Corenswet is playing the Man of Steel, while Rachel Brosnahan has been tapped to star as Lois Lane. other recent casting additions include Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, and Gabriela de Faría as The Engineer.

Skyler Gisondo is rumoured to be playing Jimmy Olsen and we recently learned Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star Kurt Russell may be in the running for Jor-El.

Superman: Legacy is currently set to be released in theaters on July 11. 2025.

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lazlodaytona - 11/17/2023, 6:19 PM
I don't get it. Brainiac should be on a level just below Darkseid; some the whole JL should deal with for part 1. Mongual, Doomsday, and even Emperor Joker.

Give some big screen Metallo, Parasite, Bizarro....something that poses just enough threat for a still learning Supes in his 2nd year.
AmazingFILMporg - 11/17/2023, 6:21 PM
@lazlodaytona -

Yeah, brainiac out the gate seems odd🤔...

Maybe he is in the back ground because lobo will be hunting superman as well. 👮
Taonrey - 11/17/2023, 6:29 PM
@lazlodaytona - supes is in year 2 in this movie? Yeah no he definitely shouldn't be fighting Brainiac.
bkmeijer1 - 11/17/2023, 6:35 PM
@lazlodaytona - agreed. Only way I could see it work if it's revealed at the very end Brainiac was pulling the strings, saving his confrontation with the heroes for another day.

Think Brainiac being the overarching villain of the DCU's Chapter 1 is way more compelling. Although I guess he doesn't fit in with the "Gods and Monsters" completely
Ryguy88 - 11/17/2023, 6:46 PM
@lazlodaytona - hes a great villain and we havent seen him on screen yet. Perfect choose for the reboot.
Arthorious - 11/17/2023, 7:03 PM
@Ryguy88 - agreed and even in the animated series, Superman and Brainiacs’s interaction wasn’t a colossal event.
marvel72 - 11/17/2023, 7:19 PM
@Ryguy88 - I am glad they might be bringing Brainiac to the big screen,however I would build to him,I would have say Parasite and Mongul first.
kazuma - 11/17/2023, 7:32 PM
@lazlodaytona - Brainiac is a villain with multiple forms. I could easily see a Brainiac 1, being beaten in Superman: Legacy, and then coming back for revenge in a JL movie.
newhire13 - 11/17/2023, 7:42 PM
@lazlodaytona - If anything a villain that powerful lends itself to a story where Clark has to step it up and truly become Superman.
BlackSpider - 11/17/2023, 7:44 PM
@marvel72 - I agree with you.

I would have

1.Lex, Metallo, Parasite first movie
2. The elite second movie
3. Braniac
4. Zod.

Mongul for justice league movie.
Ryguy88 - 11/17/2023, 7:59 PM
@marvel72 - I can see that but I honestly think they are going to struggle to get a huge audience for this reboot so they need something really big out of the gate to draw people in.
lazlodaytona - 11/17/2023, 8:14 PM
@bkmeijer1 - I agree with Brainiac as an overall big bad for the 1st phase
lazlodaytona - 11/17/2023, 8:20 PM
@Ryguy88 - Was a version in Smallville, Supergirl, and Krypton. Big screen yet? No.
lazlodaytona - 11/17/2023, 8:22 PM
@Arthorious - but with animation you can explore a ton more stories quickly. On the big screen? It takes years just to put out one film. If you try to do too many stories in a film it ends up being overcrowded.
lazlodaytona - 11/17/2023, 8:23 PM
@kazuma - That plan I can totally go along with.
lazlodaytona - 11/17/2023, 8:28 PM
@BlackSpider -

Brainiac and Mongul (maybe save him for a trinity film or something before an official JL film)

Completely ditch Zod ... who has been DONE TO DEATH: Superman 1 & 2, 2 different seasons in Smallville, Krypton, Man of Steel, technically an episode or two of Supergirl, The Flash, and I'm sure I'm missing more.
BlackSpider - 11/17/2023, 8:37 PM
@lazlodaytona - I get what you are saying, but superman 4 would literlly be in like a decade, so it wouldnt be an issue by then
dracula - 11/17/2023, 9:22 PM
@lazlodaytona - Can MEtallo support a movie on his own though, seems more secondary villain.

Parasite, it depends how they play him, standard parasite, not sure. They go full on creature feature, like man of tomorrow, maybe

Bizarro.......kind of depends what take they go, he isnt exactly a villain with big plans
RolandD - 11/17/2023, 9:32 PM
@newhire13 - Exactly!
marvel72 - 11/17/2023, 9:35 PM
@Ryguy88 - Yeah probably, who knows.I think they only have Joker 2 coming out next year,so a year break until Superman:Legacy might help
RolandD - 11/17/2023, 9:36 PM
@lazlodaytona - @Ryguy88 - The big screen and big budget screen is what Brainiac has yet to be on and in live action.😉
lazlodaytona - 11/17/2023, 10:01 PM
@dracula - if you have Lex have something to do with the creation of parasite and Metallo or one of those 2 and Bizzaro I think they could sustain a film
BlackSpider - 11/17/2023, 11:45 PM
@dracula - Imo it would probably be metallo and lex.
bobevanz - 11/18/2023, 4:02 AM
None of this is happening. All this website is BS rumors spread by nobodies on Twitter. The "journalists" here never break any news themselves, change this site to comic book
Baf - 11/18/2023, 7:03 AM
@lazlodaytona - Lobo
lazlodaytona - 11/18/2023, 9:32 AM
@Baf - I am all-for it..... esp if they actually brought back J.Hardej's, of most partr.. improvem
lazlodaytona - 11/18/2023, 9:34 AM
@Baf - So, SO.....FOREV3 U QEE3D5;P7 4IT m06hy8hy nG;

AmazingFILMporg - 11/17/2023, 6:19 PM
These plot details have been out for months. Sounds kinda lame at first glance but can be good if written good💁

Wait and see 🖖
BiggieMac4Sauce - 11/17/2023, 6:23 PM
“His big public reveal happens in the Middle East,“

is he supposed to be the anti christ?
DocSpock - 11/17/2023, 7:17 PM
@AmazingFILMporg -

What a crusading racist you are.
AmazingFILMporg - 11/17/2023, 7:29 PM
@DocSpock -

You sound......woke🤡👮
Spawnnn - 11/17/2023, 10:23 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - You know, that palestines voted for Hamas, right?
AmazingFILMporg - 11/17/2023, 10:26 PM
@Spawnnn -

Stupid logic.

So we deserved 911? Pearl harbor?

The people are not the government.


So Americans by your logic deserve everything that's coming to us because of what our government does?

tripttwe - 11/17/2023, 11:57 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - I must admit.... I do appreciate your affinity towards...

bobevanz - 11/18/2023, 4:04 AM
@Spawnnn - remind me what percentage voted? Wasn't it less than 50%? Almost like a bunch of MAGAts over here right? You're prolly the type that says Palestine = Hamas
Batman5 - 11/18/2023, 12:33 PM
@Spawnnn - the VAST majority of the people being killed did not get to vote. The last election happened before they were alive. So that is super flawed logic
Forthas - 11/17/2023, 6:27 PM
So with all these other superheroes around, are they going to be fighting Braniac as well. Or...despite being in a world filled with super heroes they will only selectively confront villains and leave it to Superman to deal with Braniac.
ImNotaBot - 11/17/2023, 6:43 PM
@Forthas - sounds like The Authority its just like The Seven, a group of SH controlled by the government. They did the same in Civil War when they tried to control where the Avengers would go. If Braniac is trying to invade the middle east to get the kryptonian tech, i guest thats why Superman has to beat him alone. The world can be filled with SH, but whe still don't know how they operate. Met bet is Superman and Batman are the only ones that have the guts to challenge the government and operate freely.
MoS had a similar sub-plot in the end, with General Swanwick trying to track Superman moves.
Forthas - 11/17/2023, 11:23 PM
@ImNotaBot - But Green Lantern, Hawk girl and Mr. Terrific are in the film. They are not part of the Authority. What about their contributions or lack therof.
Thing94 - 11/17/2023, 6:31 PM
Take with a grain of salt!

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