As we eagerly await our copies of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, new information about DC Entertainment’s next animated feature is hitting the Internet. Superman: Unbound will be based on the Geoff Johns/Gary Frank Action Comics run from 2008 that featured Brainiac as the villain.
Director James Tucker had this to say about Brainiac in the film:
He’s the ultimate collector, He says what he’s doing is the name of science and ultimate knowledge, but really he just wants stuff and he doesn’t want anyone else to have access to it.
Tucker on actor Matt Bomer as Superman:
He had a jovial energy that was a little counter to what we usually do with Superman, but he also had that decency in his voice that Superman really needs no matter which way you go with him.
Tucker on John Noble as Brainiac:
I could listen to him all day, John had a lot of energy and he really got into the psychology of what was motivating Brainiac. He brought a level of intelligence, but also that slight bit of crazy that a super villain needs to have under the surface to make him compelling.
In addition to the dazzling voice cast, Tucker is quite pleased with the movie’s score, from composer Kevin Kliesch. “I wanted it to sound like a contemporary movie, there’s a lot of guitars and percussion, a lot of driving music, it’s not orchestral at all. The music’s not like any movie Superman movie you’ve seen.”