Brazilian Comic-Con is currently raging down in South America, and while Sony Pictures’ big reveal this weekend was the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home, a huge surprise hit the floor in terms of Brightburn, an upcoming superhero horror origin film that stars Elizabeth Banks and is produced by James Gunn. That’s right, after all the unfortunate controversy that happened earlier this year with Gunn and Disney, he is officially back in the news with a film from Sony that truly fits him as a filmmaker. Watch the first trailer below.
Nobody knew this film was coming, but now everyone is excited as all hell that it is! If you watch the trailer, it’s clear that Superman vibes come into play, but darker. An alien baby crash lands on earth, is found by a couple on a farm, but rather than fight for the people, the trailer teases a much more violent path for this character. It’s insanely intriguing. There’s always storylines focusing on if Clark Kent was found by someone other than the Kent’s, and this could easily be one of those.
Other than Gunn as the producer, I’m not hugely familiar with the rest of the crew behind the project. That would usually come into play on my decision, but because of the pretty horrific images the trailers shows, including both the young boy grinding his teeth on the fork and the final shot of him presumably breaking the woman’s neck, all that goes out the window and my excitement has quickly taken over. I’m 1000% in on this one.
Check out the first official trailer for the movie below, and make sure to leave your thoughts in the comments! How did you react to the trailer? Do you like the dark-Superman vibes? Does James Gunn’s involvement get you excited? Also starring David Denman, Gregory Ann Williams, Meredith Hagner and Jackson A. Dunn, Brightburn will be released on May 24th, 2019.
What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?With Brightburn, the visionary filmmaker of Guardians of the Galaxy and Slither presents a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror.