Action Comics: Superman is a 2017 superhero action film based on the DC Comics character, Superman, and his marvelous adventures throughout time and space. The story features the computer tyrant supervillain Brainiac as the main antagonist, whilst also setting up villains such as Lex Luthor and Cyborg Superman for future movies. It is the first film in Imruer's DCCU.
In Kansas, a massive spaceship materializes on Earth. Before anyone else finds the ship, a couple, Jonathan and Martha Kent, take a small chamber from the top of the ship, which is revealed to have a child within. The chamber projects a hologram detailing recent events on the planet Krypton. Jor-El speaks to the couple, explaining that the Coluan computer tyrant known as Brainiac miniaturized and collected the city of Kandor before destroying the planet. In the final moments of the planet's life, Jor-El sent his son to the planet Earth in hopes that he would live in peace. The couple give the child the human name "Clark Kent", and raise him as though he were theirs. Unbeknownst to the couple, the remains of the spaceship are salvaged by the government and placed under the protection of LexCorp. Years later, with Clark now operating secretly as Superman, he must confront the person responsible for the destruction of his planet, whilst also focusing his efforts towards keeping his identity safe from the government--after having already revealed it to journalist Lois Lane and detective John Jones. To save the world, Superman must battle Brainiac, his probe army, and a massive skull-looking ship capable of shrinking and collecting entire cities for the purposes of scientific observation--and later, destruction.
In the end credits, John Jones reveals his true identity--that of a Martian named J'onn J'onzz, to Superman, stating that he trusts him and him only with this secret, as the two have this in common.
- Henry Cavill as Superman/Kal-El
- Lance Henriksen as Brainiac
- Adrianne Palicki as Lois Lane
- TBA as Samuel Lane
- TBA as Martha Kent
- TBA as Jor-El
- TBA as General Dru-Zod
- TBA as Lara Lor-Van
- Harry Lennix as Detective John Jones