Bizarro could be fun. If not, then I say the second movie should be a bit more small scale. The best parts of the first film were those that explored Superman's humanity, not the big action scenes. I'd be fine with a more character, less large-scale, epic, world threatening, battles.
I chose Parasite.
Most of the choices...Brainiac, Mongul, even Metallo would be too much of a fist fight, too much destruction. Two of them are alien invasion stories again.
I want something different, which is what Parasite would offer. Kind of the opposite of people being thrown through buildings, and it would be hard for Superman to figure out how to defeat him, ala Earth One V2.
I was tempted to say Wonder Woman which could be interesting, but she deserves her own movie first.
If they go for a complete trilogy his next foe should be Brainiac. For the third and final movie they should timeskip a couple years and end it with a bang by bringing in Doomsday. Epic Trilogy Complete
This is exactly what I was thinking. Like TDKR except, you know, good.
OK first of all; the producers/writers/director blew their wad on this movie. The sci-fi aspect of Superman was front and center. The movie was a huge spectacle - visually and philosophically.
To bring Lex in as a direct threat would be lame. He is a mere mortal and they've established mortals can't touch Supes. The "using kryptonian tech to make a weapon" angle is good, and could involve Star Labs, Cadmus, etc. along with Lex funding it. There would need to be an establishment for why Lex dislikes Supes in this incarnation though.
Brainiac was essentially already done with the two ships on either side of the planet. He (or his ship) would lprobably look something like those things with the metallic tendrils and beam weapons etc. Already saw this in the 1st movie - done.
Mongul is a fantastic choice as he preserves the sci-fi aspect and doesn't have to rehash anything we've already seen - Warworld tech could be very different than kryptonian tech. Warworld would be an interesting thing since it's very presence in orbit would screw up tides and weather patterns.
Metallo is also an awesome idea. Plenty of left over kryptonian tech around, a great way to introduce kryptonite, and a villain that could have ties to Lex, Cadmus, Star Labs etc. Also he's a single threat with added associated threats so something for Supes to directly focus on, and then peripheral stuff for Lois to investigate and to create sub-plots - also put her in danger and in need of rescuing.
I'd love to see Lex Luthor as the "big baddie" in the sequel, I think he would fit perfectly to the tone of the movie. And I would also love to see at least glimpses of Wonder Woman and/or Batman if the Man of Steel sequel will lead to a Justice League movie.
Luthor should be in it defiantly. Superman and his kind destroyed Metropolis, Superman killed Zod, and he smashed government property, then the people just flock to him. That's perfect ammunition for Luthor. Though a team up with brainiac would be nice.
When they first brought up and underground alien thing at first I could've sworn it was a doomsday reference at first. So I can definitely see doomsday existing in this universe. Plus if were talking sequels and zack snyder decide to make a bonehead move, which he is known to do (Suckerpunch, Guardians of Ga-oh fuck it- the owl movie, to a certain extent watchmen with all the spartan shots) and not have lex be the villain in the next movie, maybe just a minor character that we see have a cameo on a talk show at the beginning saying superman has too much potential for danger or some shit. I think Doomsday would be a good villain for the 2nd movie as the 2nd installment in a trilogy (which appears to be what they're planning here) is usually the darkest. USUALLY. but if they do have doomsday I dont think they should kill superman. Maybe just very, very, very badly wounded or something. Because comic book "deaths" shouldn't leak into comic book movies.
seems alot of people are favouring brainiac but after one alien invasion i think doin brainiac soon after would be too much,maybe work in Lex Luthor man of the people to bring things back down to earth and then go for brainiac in the third part.
exactly my thoughts. although we could have a secondary smaller villain with Lex in MOS2 that we havent seen in movies yet, like metallo or parasite.
@novi_homines: I wouldn't mind having Clark reporting at a Lexcorp fundraiser/rally/conference/etc. and having a random throwaway character mention that he just missed Bruce Wayne. With a cameo at the end of the movie of Bats approaching supes in his apartment about forming an alliance... or a league of some sort, maybe justice. But that would akin back to Nick Fury and the Avengers initiative in Ironman, so maybe a Batarang with a note attached?
I was gonna vote Lex, but then I noticed the question was who do I want to see (doesn't have to be a villain) and I wanna see Batman lol come one though, wouldn't that be so awesome if we saw that? That means they're practically guaranteeing a Justice League movie (or at least a World's Finest one)!
I'm tired of seeing Lex Luthor in a Superman movies he was pretty much in all of them he wont bring anything new to the table. Brainiac is the best possible choice since he can bring cannon fodder that can span a time frame of 2 hour movie. Darkseid should be saved for JL movie but maybe make an appearance of some sort in MoS 2.
Too tough to say! I'm debating between Mongul, Parasite, and Brainiac! Of course I WANT to see Supergirl, Wonder Woman, and Batman (at least as cameos or a little more) but I don't want them to be the villan! Or maybe I do.... now that I think about it.
I would put more of these into the next movie then the next one.
Parasite could be a villain that before he transformed worked for Lex Corp, and in the end it could be more Parasite trying to suck the life out of Superman and Lex taking this opening as a way to attack Superman. Lex (having the backing of a mob of people who dont trust "the alien") Using tech (secretly being Kryptonian war suit or something, with Brainiac being the programming). I wouldnt mind if Wonder Woman showed up to protect him as she understands what its like to be an outsider
I want to see Lex again.... specifically Michael Rosenbaum as Lex because he is the best Lex Luthor ever! I dont want ever to see Brainiac ever in these movies because if he wasn't the destroyer of Krypton then he doesn't deserve to be in these movies. Thats the only way Brainiac should be there because thats his place in the Superman universe is the destroyer of Kal's world.
In this poll the ones that make the most sense to put in the sequel would be Lex Luthor,Brainiac,and Doomsday,especially considering that Brainiac and Doomsday share Kryptonian origins with Superman.If they did Doomsday though it would not be much of a mental challenge for Supes because Doomsday's not intelligent.He's DUMB in fact because all he knows how to do is kill things.But if Doomsday were to be in it then it would be a heck of an action sequence.But I don't think that Doomsday should be in it though because he's known mainly for killing Superman.I don't think that Superman should die in the second film considering he's just getting started with his superhero career.So out of those three Doomsday is out.Now it comes down to Lex Luthor and Brainiac.I don't think that Lex Luthor should be a MAIN enemy in this MOS universe.He should not be an evil genius in this MOS universe.Instead he should view the Kryptonians as a threat after what happened to Metropolis in the first film and try to get rid of any Kryptonian he spots in Metropolis again,even if it's Superman.BUT,since I'm tired of seeing Lex Luthor as the villain in Superman films and considering the fact that Brainiac has not made an appearance in a live action Superman film......I'm voting for Brainiac on this one.But that doesn't mean that Luthor shouldn't appear in this one.He can still appear but not as a villain.(sorry for all the typing.)
In my opinion, we should still steer well clear of Lex Luthor. I still have a bad taste in my mouth from Kevin Spacey's portrayal of the character in Superman Returns. If Brainiac comes after the Earth in the sequel, that could ramp up anti-alien sentiments from all the damage these guys are doing. That would open the door for Lex Luthor to take the stage as a figurehead for human rights in the face of alien threats. He could lead a movement to take down Superman, claiming all this started with him arriving on Earth. It would be even more poetic if the people he's saved come to his rescue.
You could even tie this idea into a Justice League movie, let's say Darkseid (or Apocalypse in general) comes calling in that movie. Superman's first reaction to another extra-terrestrial threat could be, "(sigh) Why do I get the feeling I'm going to be blamed for this?"