James Gunn has given us a superhero horror film in ‘Brightburn’ and this featurette explains a bit of how the concept evolved. An animated clip which took us into the mind of the main character in the film was recently released, and now this featurette has Gunn sharing his thoughts on the movie.
You can check out this ‘Brightburn’ featurette with details from James Gunn below!
Gunn and Elizabeth Banks do a great job at teasing the concept of the film in a way the will benefit those both who haven’t seen it yet as well as those who have! Of the movie, we hear Gunn sharing, “It’s a movie that’s both familiar and completely unique.” This is true because it is a take on Superman where the Man of Steel is a teenager of uncaring. How much is from his heritage and how much is from what we see trigger him in the film is debatable.
As it has been a long time since Gunn has been known for horror, I think his fans have all been just wanting to see him continue on the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ franchise. For fans of his darker work, after this film, you’re going to be hoping a sequel to ‘Brightburn’ is in the works as well, especially as they teased alternate versions of other heroes who have evolved into villains instead as well.
Have you had a chance to check out ‘Brightburn’? What are your thoughts of a superhero horror genre? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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.
‘Brightburn’ is currently screening in your local theater.