A lot of news has been leaking out about the upcoming DC Direct to Video movie Superman:Unbound, and animated movie based on Geoff Johns and Gary Frank excellent Brainiac story arc. The most extensive coverage is available on YouTube, a 10minute preview of the movie. Here is the link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SykkLEkw5M
My guess is this will be an extra on the Dark Knight Returns Part 2 DVD.
Superman: Brainiac Cast and Crew Matt Bomer – Superman/Clark Kent Molly Quinn – Supergirl Stana Katic – Lois Lane John Noble – Brainiac James Tucker – Director, Supervising Producer, Character Designer Bob Goodman – Screenwriter Andrea Romano – Voice Director Kevin Kliesch – Composer
We had known Quinn was going to be Supergirl for some time now. I think the rest of the cast sounds great especially Noble as Brainiac. Definitely watch the video for a sneak peek of all of their performances.
Another thing that grabbed me in this video is hearing that this movie, while based on Brainiac, will go 'left' from the source material. It is implied that it means the movie won't follow the arc beat for beat. I will say, the conceptual art and most of the lines in this video seem pretty true to the story. Maybe this isn't 'based on' Brainiac and is 'inspired by' it instead.
And now some images and thoughts.
Clark Kent is described by the director as a more 'buttoned down' version of the character as opposed to Johns' version. He is a sort of 'Mad Men' Clark.
I also find the sub-plot of Clark trying to hold back Lois ... metaphorically bottling her, as Brainiac does to cities ... very interesting, especially now. I am in the mood to see a strong outgoing Lois.
Lois is described as 'bohemian'. I like the short haircut look.
And it sounds like she is as hard-hitting here as ever, volunteering to be a kidnapping victin for someone so she can get the inside story.
And Brainiac looks like the bruiser he was in the comics.
Noble sounds chilling in the role.
As for Supergirl, I will be posting an image of her from TV Guide soon. But we do get some storyboards of her in the video and hear some of her lines.
Here she is about to send that fist to the camera as she mows down Brainiac drones.
My assumption is Pa Kent's death and Kandor's growth are not going to be part of this movie. So I will be surprised if Kara saves the world by stopping Brainiac's solar aggressor.
says she is honored to be Supergirl and sounds truly thrilled to be Supergirl. And the lines we hear her speak in the video sound spot on.
Superman:Unbound will be out in the summer, although no official release date has been given.
Another animated movie with Supergirl. Should be great!