The cold-blooded evil genius Brainiac has plagued Superman since 1958. Starting as a strange green-skinned alien who used mind-wrestling technology to shrink cities for his collection, he eventually gained the the acclaim of being one of Superman’s most deadly villains. In later years, Brainiac shed his organic shell and re-appeared as a startling robotic body housing a crystalline brain.
Physically powerful, ruthlessly cunning and an outsider much like Superman himself, Brainiac was a very successful foe for the Metropolis marvel. He almost made an appearance in Superman III, but the rights were withdrawn, prompting a strange computerized antagonist. Rumor had it that Brainiac would have faced the Brandon Routh Superman in the planned sequel, but again it was not to be.
Finally, Brainiac is the showcase threat in Superman: Unbound, adapting the fan favorite story line by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank.
SUPERMAN: UNBOUND, the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, arrives May 7, 2013 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand and for Digital Download.
Based on the Geoff Johns/Gary Frank 2008 release “Superman: Brainiac,” SUPERMAN: UNBOUND finds the Man of Steel aptly handling day-to-day crime while helping acclimate Supergirl to Earth’s customs and managing Lois Lane’s expectations for their relationship. Personal
issues take a back seat when the horrific force responsible for the destruction of Krypton – Brainiac – begins his descent upon Earth.
Brainiac has crossed the universe, collecting cities from interesting planets – including Supergirl’s home city of Kandor – and now the
all-knowing, ever-improving 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.