The first trailer for the movie BrightBurn was released a few days ago and fans should not expect this alien child to use his powers for good.  James Gunn is back, but with a different kind of super hero movie that is not super and not about heroes.  Instead, Gunn addresses the question, what if Superman was born evil? 

Like his counterpart, this alien child crashes on a farm and is taken in by a childless couple. Elizabeth Banks and David Denman star in this thriller as the loving couple. They name the kid Brandon, not Clark, who is played by Jackson Dunn.  Banks dotes on Brandon, knowing he’s different and not very social. In the beginning of the trailer, she tells Brandon that no matter what he has done, she knows there is good in him.  Denman’s character recognizes the differences and gets scared.  That seems to be a very common reaction to Brandon.  Before you know it, Brandon is wearing a mask and a red cape. He attacks the lunch lady and draws strange figures everywhere.  By the end of the trailer, it appears that Banks may not believe her own words about Brandon having goodness within him. 

DC comic book fans have seen a villainous Kal-El before in the comic series, Red Son.  And the general public has gotten a glimpse of a bad Superman in the 1983 movie Superman III.  But this movie takes it up to a whole new level. An evil kid…who probably doesn’t know any better.  It’s just in his nature to be evil. Yes. That is scary

BrightBurn’s produced by James Gunn, written by Gunn’s brothers, Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn and directed by David Yarovesky. Watch the trailer below and keep an eye on Geek Girl Authority. We’ll definitely be watching for more information on this one.


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?

Brightburn hits theaters on Memorial Day Weekend, 2019






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