‘Batman v Superman’: Is the LexCorp Viral Site Teasing Brainiac?

     March 9, 2016


Back in October, Warner Bros. launched a LexCorp viral site for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that, at the time, asked users to sign up for updates. Now it’s up and running, and the most striking piece of intel comes to us from the company’s mission statement, which seems to be teasing the inclusion of another DC villain.

After logging in to lex-os.io or proceeding directly to the beta version, a message pops up that reads:

Innovation is a human instinct. The desire to make our lives better, easier and safer has driven invention since man discovered fire. In the 21st century, we are innovating automation. An age of machines that will “think” for us, freeing up human brain power to tackle the world’s bigger questions. When machines behave like machines, they can be compromised. But when machines begin to behave more like humans, that complexity and uniqueness can make us more secure. LEX/OS is the world’s first neural network based operating system. We’re teaching it to think like a human, but we need your help. As a Beta Tester, your actions will teach the system how humans solve problems. Each time you participate, the system will get smarter. Ready to get started?

superman-brainiac-comic-coverCould this statement be teeing up another comic book villain for inclusion in the cinematic universe? Brainiac was the subject of rumors suggesting the character could be the villain of Justice League: Part One, and even director Zack Snyder name dropped him. While this still remains unconfirmed, he fits the LexCorp description. In the comics, Brainiac is dubbed the Collector of Worlds. The techno-organic being traveled the multiverse in search of worlds to add to his collection and increase his knowledge. His intelligence makes him one of Superman’s most dangerous enemies and difficult to destroy

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is already changing the comic book origins of Doomsday, where Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) creates the beast using the remains of General Zod (Michael Shannon). So it’s not out of the realm of possibility that Warner Bros. would putting a similar spin on someone like Brainiac.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25.

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