Heroic Hollywood claims to have obtained unconfirmed details regarding the plot of a sequel to Man of Steel--not to be confused with Batman v Superman.
According to the rumor, the sequel would feature Brainiac as the chief antagonist, attempting to retrieve the codex of Kryptonian genes similar to General Zod. However, he sets his sights on Supergirl as his pathway to the codex instead.
The rumor goes on to state that Brainiac ultimately will create Bizarro from the small scraps of Kryptonian knowledge he does have, and use him against Supergirl to retrieve the codex. This is a ton of detail for a movie that is so early in its planning stages, though, so take it with a grain or two of salt.
Though CBS does have a screen incarnation of Supergirl coming this fall season, the movie Supergirl would be unrelated. DC intends to keep its film and television universes separate, as in the case of The Flash.
WHO IS BRANIAC?
Braniac is typically depicted as an extraterrestrial android. He is a principal foe of Superman and responsible for shrinking and stealing Kandor, the capital city of Superman's home planet Krypton. Due to multiple revisions of DC's continuity, several variations of Brainiac have appeared. Most incarnations of Brainiac depict him as a green-skinned being in humanoid form. He is bald, except for a set of diodes protruding from his skull.
The character's name is a portmanteau of the words brain and maniac, with influence from ENIAC, the name of an early computer
BRANIAC'S POWERS AND ABILITIES
Brainiac has a "12th-level intellect", allowing calculation abilities, enhanced memory and advanced understanding of mechanical engineering, bio-engineering, physics, and other theoretical and applied sciences, as well as extensive knowledge of various alien technologies. For comparison, the population of 20th century Earth as a whole constitutes a 6th-Level intelligence and the population of 31st century Earth as a whole is a 9th-Level intelligence. The character has created devices such as a force field belt and a shrinking ray capable of reducing cities. Brainiac's advanced mental powers have shown him capable of possessing others, absorbing information from other beings, transferring his consciousness, creating and manipulating computer systems, replicating multiple versions of himself, and exerting powers to traverse or control space and time. John Byrne's re-imagining of the character possessed telepathy and telekinesis that were further augmented by an implanted electrode head-piece.
The most recent version of Brainiac (a living Coluan who utilizes android "probes") is connected to his ship in such a way that he can be disabled for a short period if separated without warning. While inside his ship he is capable of fighting evenly with and overpowering the likes of Superman. He heals from injuries at incredible speed. After being separated from the ship he physically starts to deteriorate and is far less powerful. He is a biological creature that has altered his body to acquire more knowledge to become "better." With his ship, vast knowledge, and powerful technology, Brainiac has captured thousands of cities and has assimilated and destroyed just as many civilizations. He is considered one of the most powerful villains Superman has faced.
WHO IS BIZARRO?
Bizarro was Superman's deficient clone. He was a tragic figure and more misguided and manipulated rather than intentionally evil.
BIZARRO POWERS AND ABILITIES
Bizarro is depicted as having all the abilities of Superman, although in some incarnations several of these traits have been reversed, such as
- "freeze vision" instead of heat vision
- "flame breath" instead of freeze breath
- "vacuum breath" instead of super breath
- "Bizarro telescopic vision" which allows Bizarro to see a "short distance behind his head" rather than a "long distance in front of his head"
- "Bizarro microscopic vision" which makes objects "actually smaller to everyone" rather than merely "appear to be bigger to only the user"
- "Bizarro X-ray vision" which allows Bizarro to "only see through lead" rather than the ability to "see through anything except lead"
- "Telescopic X-ray vision" which caused Bizarro to shoot x-rays from his eyes from "fifty miles around".