The adaptation of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s “Braniac” arc in “Superman” shows off the strikingly different animation style coming from the WB for this direct-to-DVD feature.
“The Dark Knight Returns” screenwriter Bob Goodman is writing this feature directed by “Justice League” veteran James Tucker, with Brainiac attempting to capture the planet Krypton. “Fringe’s” John Noble will be voicing the villain while “White Collar” actor Matt Bomer will be playing Superman/Clark. Given how that story turns out, can we expect to see a “New Krypton” follow-up?
From the official synopsis:
Based on the Geoff Johns/Gary Frank 2008 release “Superman: Brainiac,” SUPERMAN: UNBOUND finds the horrific force responsible for the destruction of Krypton – Brainiac – descending upon Earth. Brainiac has crossed the universe, collecting cities from interesting planets – Kandor, included – and now the all-knowing, ever-evolving android has his sights fixed on Metropolis. Superman must summon all of his physical and intellectual resources to protect his city, the love of his life, and his newly-arrived cousin, Supergirl.
The film’s stellar voicecast is led by Matt Bomer (White Collar) as Superman, John Noble (Fringe, The Lord of the Rings films) as Brainiac, Stana Katic (Castle) as Lois Lane and Molly Quinn (Castle) as Supergirl.
Supervising Producer James Tucker (Justice League, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) also directs the film from a script by Bob Goodman (Warehouse 13, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns).
“Superman: Unbound” will be available on DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD on May 7, but attendees to WonderCon will be able to catch the feature there during its premiere.