While anyone can post any kind of fan fiction on the internet and claim it as a scoop for an upcoming movie, this new rumor sourced from 4Chan is pretty awesome.
I’ll put the full text here and then explain some things afterwards:
– The working titles for the film are Superman: Last Son and Last Son of Krypton.
– Geoff Johns and Zack Snyder wrote the story.
– J.J Abrams has been approached to direct the film. Doug Liman was also a candidate. Snyder is still interested in directing the character.
– Snyder and Johns want to complete a Superman trilogy.
– Brainiac is the main villain.
– The film would open with a Krypton sequence ten years before the birth of Superman. Brainiac takes the city of Kandor while General Zod, Faora and his forces try to defend the city. Kara Zor-El is also a soldier that ends up trapped by Brainiac in the bottled city of Kandor.
– Geoff Johns and Zack Snyder wrote the opening sequence with the intention of showing that General Zod was once a hero.
– General Sam Lane would have a small role in the film and will be set up as a potential future antagonist.
– Lois Lane’s role is really small. The story will focus on Superman, Brainiac and Krypton.
– The capital of Thanagar will be in Brainiac’s collection.
– Martain Manhunter was discussed at one point. He would have chased Brainiac to earth after Brainiac captured his race alongside his family.
– Superman will travel to space in this film.
– Kara Zor-El will meet her cousin once he enters Brainiac’s ship. She’ll be younger die to the fact that races in bottled cities don’t age.
– Superman would fight Brianiac twice in this film. In space and on Earth.
– The Justice League would make a cameo at the end of the film to help Superman in the final battle.
Geoff Johns wrote one of the best Brainiac stories in the comics, which was adapted into an animated film that left out some of the best parts, so it’d be awesome to see him doing a big screen Brainiac story. JJ Abrams should be banned from Superman for all eternity for his script, so if anyone directs Man of Steel 2 I really hope it ends up being Zack Snyder.
I’m not saying any of this could be true, just that it’s such an awesome idea for a Superman sequel that it deserves to be seen. Hopefully whatever we end up getting is close to as awesome as this is.