With SYFY’s Krypton ready to make it’s debut next month, it was only a matter of time before we finally got an opportunity to see the big bad for the series “The Collector of Worlds” otherwise known as Brainiac. The role of the antagonist for Krypton will be played by British actor Blake Ritson and you can now see him in the new clip SYFY has released showing off the villain.
In the clip we have commentary from executive producer David S. Goyer as well as president and chief creative officer for DC Entertainment Geoff Johns talking about their excitement to have the classic Superman villain in the show, and also give us a look at his iconic skull shaped spaceship in which he terrorizes planets.
In a piece for USA Today Ritson talked about playing Brainiac on the television series and how it differs from other villains:
“Yes, he traverses the universe in a gigantic skull ship, ripping cities out of planets, miniaturizing them and placing them on board. But he does so in the spirit of conservation. In his mind, he’s committed to the ultimate philanthropic act: saving all of creation. In many ways it’s analogous to Noah plucking out two of every animal to ensure their survival, even while knowing that others must perish.”
You can check out an official image of Ritson as Brainiac that was released below!
Brainiac was created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino and he made his comic book debut in DC Comics’ Action Comics #242 in July of 1958. His original name was Vril Dox, an alien from the planet. He is infamous for going from planet to planet collecting cities in his skull-shaped ship. When created his name was a combination of the words “brain” and “maniac” that is now commonly used today as a word to mean genius.
He has been featured time and time again in different animated series and video games, most recently in Injustice 2. Although I am not too optimistic about the show, I must say that their take on Brainiac looks great. It has a classic feel with the iconic colors that DC fans are accustomed to seeing. This television series now has my attention, now the question is can it deliver an entertaining storyline? We’ll see in a month!
What do you think of Krypton‘s Brainiac? Does this alter your opinion about the show? Let us know in the comment section below!
SYFY’s Krypton takes us back in time March 21, 2018 on the SYFY Channel.