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Brainiac Threatens Krypton In New Teaser

Brainiac Collects Krypton

Every hero needs a villain. Someone who stands for something that goes against the hero’s moral code. However, in the case of Krypton, the show’s creators find themselves in a unique position. The story pre-dates Kal-el by decades, but his rogue’s gallery consists of ancient, intergalactic evils. Therefore, the show’s producers can explore the legacy of Superman’s villains before Superman came around. And that’s exactly what they’ve done by introducing Brainiac to the world of Krypton.

Krypton‘s big bad is Brainiac. The green-skinned humanoid is an iconic Superman villain and one fans have been chomping at the bit to see in live-action iterations. In the short teaser released by SyFy, we see Adam Strange describing Brainiac’s many names, before the man himself finishes Strange’s sentence. Also, we get our first look at Brainiac’s iconic skull ship headed for Krypton. Take a look below!

A Method to the Madness

Although fans want to see The Collector of Worlds take The Man of Steel head-on, introducing the character to general audiences on Krypton is a smart decision. Brainiac has a lot of history that can be explored through a prequel series, and will greatly affect the audience reaction when he eventually shows up in a Superman movie. It’s easy to take these backstories for granted as a comic-book fan, but most folks are unaware of the nearly 60-year history that makes these characters fan favorites.

Blake Ritson - Brainiac - Krypton on SyFy - photo cr. Brian Doherty
Blake Ritson – photo by Brian Doherty

Geoff Johns has spoken about how introducing Brainiac on Krypton provides an opportunity to explore how ancient the character is, and that speaks volumes about DC Entertainment’s plan for the character. Setting him up as an unstoppable, immeasurable galactic force that only the last son of Krypton can overcome. The character model looks great. Hopefully Blake Ritson’s performance can capture the menacing nature of the character. Krypton premieres March 21st on SyFy.

Are you excited about Krypton? Let us know in the comments!

 


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MJ Smith

MJ Smith makes his home in California, and when not listening to Hamilton, podcasts and writes about pop culture on the internet. He loves board games, Swamp Thing, and The Wachowski's SPEED RACER.