Zack Snyder’s next feature film Army of The Dead is getting some early buzz ahead of it’s theaterical and Netflix debut this month. The filmmaker is making the press rounds to promote the action-horror film and spoke with Bro Bible’s Post-Credit Podcast revealing some ideas about villains that could have been used for a direct Man of Steel sequel, something we never really got as the studio seemed hellbent on rushing the DCEU to get to Justice League instead of flushing out the heroes in multiple solo films first.
Snyder reveals they were indeed musing about using Brainiac, a villain long rumored to make his debut on the big screen but never came together. He also mentioned the possibility of bringing back Antje Traue’s Faora from the original film, who he previous suggested survived the ordeal and is currently in the Phantom Zone.
SNYDER: “We talked about a Brainiac movie. But 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 extaterrestrial 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.”
It seems like WarnerMedia has closed the door for future Snyder installments alongside the Snyderverse, but, hopefully, if they do ultimately bring back Henry Cavill’s Superman they’d at least consider using the two villains.
At the moment, Warner Bros. is busy trying to find a director for their new Superman film that will see a black actor portray the next incarnation of the Kryptonian hero alongside Sasha Calle hired to play Supergirl in The Flash movie.
SOURCE: BRO BIBLE