Brightburn | The Superhero Origin With A Twist

Brightburn | The Superhero Origin With A Twist

A Superhero origin story with a simple twist. What if they grew up to be evil?

Brightburn follows the hallmarks of the Superman origin story which we’ve seen on screen many times now. A childless couple discovers a child who has fallen to Earth from the Heavens and raise them as their own.

But as the child grows, they discover that they are something special and are capable of feats that no one else can perform. So far, so Superman, right? But here’s the kicker, what if the child uses those powers for evil instead?

Brightburn has been directed by David Yarovesky whose previous feature film was 2014s The Hive. David is good friends with the Gunn family. James Gunn, the director of the first two Guardians of the Galaxy films, is the producer and the film was written by his brothers, Mark and Brian.

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Elizabeth Banks and David Denman are the parents, Mr and Mrs Breyer. Jackson A. Dunn is their superpowered son, Brandon.

Brightburn opens in the US and UK on the 24th of May. Everywhere else, check IMDb for your local release date.

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? In this horrific take on the classic superhero trope, a couple adopts a baby who came from the stars. While they attempt to raise the boy to use his powers for good, an evil begins to grow inside that he unleashes.


John Abbitt

About the author | John Abbitt

@UKFilmNerd | John loves the movies and he used to write for his own website, The Tydirium Hangar Bay, in the late 1990's. Whilst the web page idea became lost in the passages of time, John's love of film did not. Now he's back, writing for The Unheard Nerd.

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