Brainiac versus the Man of Steel in ‘Superman Unbound’

Official press release and trailer below:

SupermanUnboundSUPERMAN: UNBOUND is coming to Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand and For Download via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on May 7, 2013.

WonderCon/Anaheim will host the World Premiere of SUPERMAN: UNBOUND in late March.

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).

2 thoughts on “Brainiac versus the Man of Steel in ‘Superman Unbound’

  1. This one strikes me as a bit curious… coming soon are Mystery of the Batwoman and Superman: Brainiac releases on Blu-ray for the first time… and when I saw this announcement, I thought… hmm… it sounds like the same story as the Superman: Brainiac story, albeit a different version of Brainiac’s “origin”.

    Not only going back to the old-faithful Superman or Batman animated story instead of branching out a bit… but retreading a Brainiac origin story? I’ll buy it and it will probably be good… but I wish they would take some more risks with these.


    • You and me both. We are long overdue for an Aquaman film and the Flash deserves one as well. The short features that used to be included on the DC DVDs filled the gap somewhat, but even they are gone now!

      Long long ago, I recall hearing rumors that there were designs for a Fourth World project kicking around, but that might have been for the Superman cartoon. I know that Bruce Timm is interested in exploring new characters, but is restricted by what the studio will green-light (which apparently consists of established stories and characters).


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