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Brandon, if he lives to become a widely known threat, will prompt a Lex Luthor-esque Well-Intentioned Extremist to try and face him
This is less an idea for this movie, but for a potential follow-up, or even just an idea for a fanfic or something; a "Good Luthor" to Brandon's "Evil Superman" who may be the only one who could save the world, but will have to do drastic things to be able to do it. Essentially, the way Luthor is often portrayed as seeing himself.

Brandon was his race's religion's equivalent to an "antichrist"
This religion turns out to be right on the money, rather than paranoid madness.

  • Eventually, a heroic member of Brandon's species shows up to be the "Christ" metaphor, and as an Actor Allusion he will be played by Henry Cavill.

Brandon's whole species are Always Chaotic Evil
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Alternatively, evil members of Brandon's species are at war with heroic members of his species.
Causing a sudden genre shift from horror to superhero deconstruction.

"Brightburn" is a stealth alien invasion movie
Superman was sent to Earth to save him from his home planet's destruction. If this movie is a deconstruction of that story, it makes sense that instead of a loving sacrifice by his biological parents, Brandon was sent to Earth for a very different, very scary, reason.

Brandon could possibly attract and/or inspire other evil versions of superheroes.
Who knows how many other people in this world may have the same idea as Brandon, such as an "Evil Batman", as demonstrated in works like Nemesis?
  • A woman from a hidden society who journey's into the outside world...and deems it a hellhole whose people need to be put out of their misery due to the existence of Brandon (based on Wonder Woman). This woman might get redemption, learn to denounce Brandon without denouncing humanity, and become a hero, resulting in a final battle between her and Brandon.
  • A man without fear gains a great alien weapon sent to Earth to combat Brandon...and promptly destroys everything around him with no regard for what will happen due to his wild stunts with it (based on Hal Jordan). This man might eventually redeem himself and become a hero, helping the redeemed Wonder Woman expy fight against Brandon.
  • A wealthy businessman is injured in one of Brandon's rampages and has scientists convert him into a cyborg to save his life. Since this disfigures him, he weaponizes himself to take revenge on Brandon...with no regard for whoever gets killed in the crossfire (based on Iron Man).
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    • This businessman might get help from people, they would help redeem him, and he would become a hero.
    • He would create an army of androids to help him protect people from Brandon and bring him down once and for all.
    • And he would even form a team comprised of himself and some war veterans, give them Powered Armor, and they would work together to take down Brandon and save the world.
  • The US government tries to create their own super being and selects a seemingly perfect patriotic soldier to become him. It's a success...and he turns out to be an extremist who tries to overthrow the US government so he can run the country the way he sees fit (based on Captain America).
  • A young man is mortally wounded and disfigured in an accident, and the only way to save his life is to turn him into a cyborg. The loss of his humanity drives him insane and he goes on a rampage (based on Cyborg).
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  • Another Superman Expy, who uses his powers to rape millions of women.
  • Regarding the aforementioned "Evil Batman," this would be his backstory: A boy sees his parents murdered by a mugger in an alley-full of rage, he pulls out his pocket knife and stabs the mugger to death. At that moment, he realizes how good killing that man felt, and as such devotes his life to making murder an art form; he travels all over the word, learning numerous martial arts to make his body the ultimate natural killing machine, and studies various sciences and arts to fashion the most state-of-the-art murder weapons and to learn how to make every scene look like an accident.
    • Alternatively, Villain!Batman could blame society for the deaths of his parents, so he dedicates the rest of his life to killing society to avenge his parents.
      • Or, even better, both evil versions of Batman can co-exist in the Brightburn Universe.
    • These evil versions of superheroes might from their own Legion of Doom.
  • A man in Japan gains incredible chi-based energy projection powers along with chi-based superhuman strength, speed durability, and leap, superhuman senses of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch, superhuman immune system and metabolism, self-sustenance, and slowed-down aging, and rapes thousands of Japanese women including a Chi-Chi Expy (Goku).
  • A killer robot who can take the form of a balloon-like robot, a humanoid butler-like robot, and a dragon-like robot. He would be created by a couple of Mad Scientist teenage brothers who also happen to be fascists who want him to take over a city so they can force Japanese culture down that city's throats (based on Baymax).
  • A deranged comic book fanboy who holds a grudge on his former idol gains the power to transform into a kaiju monster... (Based on Fredzilla.)
  • A young woman creates a purse that can summon any weapon she wants.... and she uses it to get revenge on the killer who murdered her technology-savvy boyfriend, not caring about who gets caught in the crossfire. (based on Honey Lemon.) This woman might redeem herself somehow and become a hero.
  • A black man with a Flying Brick power-set who started as a caring man who compassionately helped his fellow man by using his powers covertly, but unfortunately his wife who also has her own Flying Brick powers goes mad with power, with the reason being that she is a Straw Feminist who snapped since she realized she could not handle being a housewife and murders the black man's son and his best friend.
    • After killing his wife, the superpower black man slowly starts going insane due to guilt towards himself, regret over what happened, and anger at his now-dead wife, becomes a nihilist and a heavy drinker, and due to his physiology, the drinking somehow enhances his powers further.
    • He does not get literally drunk, but his nihilism and growing madness leads to him becoming not caring about other people anymore and metaphorically drunk with power and he now wants more physical impact for his powers to bring, doing anything to become stronger (based on Hancock, except instead of going from literally drunk to literally sober, he goes from morally sober to becoming drunk with power).
    • His former wife may come back, either as a super-zombie who still retains her Flying Brick powers that she had in life or she simply becomes more powerful that before (Based on Mary, also from Hancock).
  • All around the world, people start manifesting otherworldly powers, causing them to become hated and feared by the rest of society. The newly powered humans proceed to use their abilities to violently fight back and ensure their safety by any means necessary. (aka "What if the X-Men had been founded on Magneto's ideals?"). Some of these powered humans might find redemption and become heroes, whereas other powered humans might stay villains. Unfortunately though, it will still be played for horror, because elements of PTSD-related and guilt-related psychological horror will be a recurring theme.

If the movie is successful, it will give way to a Shared Universe featuring expies of characters from various comic book universes and superhero franchises, all of which are Played for Horror.
  • A Neo-Nazi who gains Superman-like powers (Hey, Brandon can't be the only evil Superman Expy!!)
  • A Neo-Nazi who obtains Batman-like gadgets.
  • A woman from a hidden society who journeys into the outside world with the intention of making it a better place... unfortunately, her idea of a improved society is a good few centuries out of date. (based on Wonder Woman).
    • Confirmed that there will he a Wonder Woman deconstruction, the specifics are unknown though
  • A man without fear gains a great alien weapon sent to Earth...and promptly becomes Drunk with Power and starts destroys everything around him with no regard for what will happen due to his wild stunts with it (based on Hal Jordan).
  • A wealthy businessman, based on a childhood trauma, uses high-tech weaponry to wage a one-man war on crime as a ruthless vigilante; in particular, he opposes a criminal mastermind who dresses as a clown. The two arch-nemeses appear stuck in a never ending battle... uncaring of anyone who gets caught between them. (based on Batman and the Joker). However, unlike the other expies, the Batman Expy gets character development and becomes an Anti-Hero, and later one becomes a Hero.
  • A wealthy businessman is injured in an accident and has scientists convert him into a cyborg to save his life. Since this disfigures him, he weaponizes himself to get revenge on those responsible...with no regard for whoever gets killed in the crossfire (based on Iron Man). He might learn to accept the fact that it was just an accident, redeem himself, and become a hero.
  • The US government tries to create a super being and selects a seemingly perfect patriotic soldier to become him. It's a success...and he turns out to be an extremist who tries to overthrow the US government so he can run the country the way he sees fit (based on Captain America).
  • A young man is mortally wounded and disfigured in an accident, and the only way to save his life is to turn him into a cyborg. The loss of his humanity drives him insane and he goes an a rampage (based on Cyborg).
  • A Straw Feminist and anti-white activist (despite being white herself) gains energy projection, flight, superhuman strength, speed, durability, and leap, superhuman senses of smell, touch, taste, sight, and hearing, as well as self-sustenance from an alien device, and uses her powers to murder men and white people (based on Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers). The idea is to come up with an evil version of a superhero, and that was the best idea I could come up with for an evil version of Carol Danvers.
    • The radical feminist might get character development and become a hero if she can find a more moderate feminist to teach her how to be a more moderate feminist.
      • The moderate feminist will also gain powers of her own as well as high-tech to become a superhero to motivate and encourage the Straw Feminist to improve and learn to become more moderate.
      • Just to be clear, I NEVER was demonising feminism or feminists, NOT even now. The reason why I came up with the idea of Straw Feminist villains was to show that just because one is of a persecuted group and advocates for equality, that does NOT give them a free pass to persecute others, similar to how a part of Erik Killmonger's plan involved persecuting Non-Wakandans even though his people along with other black people were persecuted themselves.
      • And yes, I know that the moderate feminist character that I added to balance out the Straw Feminist character was an afterthought, I still added that moderate feminist character in order to also emphasize that there are still good feminists out there (In retrospect, I should have added the moderate feminist character sooner).
  • A man who turns into a lightning monster (based on Thor).
  • As an alternative idea for an evil version of Carol Danvers, a woman who is enhanced by Brandon's species and has her memory erased and discovers her past...but is unable to overcome her conditioning on her own and ends up killing all her old friends. The aforementioned superpowered woman might get character development and become a hero if somebody helps her snap out of the brainwashing.
  • A rich king of a hidden civilization decides to start a campaign of conquest and ethnic cleansing (based on Black Panther).
  • A man who becomes a half-spider/half-human (based on Spiderman).
    • Or a female version played by Zendaya.
  • A monster who is similar to Doomsday (based on the Hulk).
  • A werewolf (based on the Wolverine).
  • A gang of male mutants who are also rapists and who rape female mutants (based on X-Men).
  • A man who came from the sea to drown anyone on sight (based on Aquaman).
    • Confirmed
  • Four people had turned into various superbeings in order to destroy humanity (based on the Fantastic Four).
  • A man who is virtually immortal starts losing his grip on reality, believing he is the star of a famous comic he reads (based on Deadpool). It will be a horror-comedy instead.
  • A man who used to be a world-famous sprinter, and he gains super-speed after a chemical attack from a jealous rival. He now murders anyone who tries to claim the title (based on the Flash).
  • A boy is gifted with the ability to turn into a superpowered adult by a warlock for good.....Only to believe he is god and kill anyone he deems "unclean", even going after his FOSTER FAMILY (based on Shazam!). It will be a horror-comedy like the expy of Deadpool.
  • A boy was kidnapped by a group of intergalactic serial killers for him to join them (based on the Guardians of the Galaxy).
  • A group of anthropomorphic turtles who are ninjas but later betrayed the city as they murder innocent people (based on the TMNT). These talking turtles might get character development and become heroes, becoming a blend of Batman and the TMNT.
  • A family who uses superpowers to murder anyone on sight (based on the Incredibles).
  • A super-powered family who acts like a super-powered mafia organization (also based on the Incredibles).
  • A cyborg police inspector who goes violently psychotic after his niece is murdered (based on Robocop).
  • A team of superheroes with various themes and gimmicks turn into super-zombies.... and they proceed to eat everybody they find (based on Justice League.)
  • Six Japanese Delinquent Teenagers gain superpowers and join the Yakuza (based on the Power Rangers).
  • A young Japanese-Korean Woman who was convicted for Yakuza-related crimes and is forced to join a Japanese superhero team and is granted a superhuman speed-granting armor.... and she betrays her teammates and proceeds to murder them and becames a female crimelord in the Yakuza (based on Big Hero 6. Think Comic Book!Go-Go Tomago if she chose to stay in the Yakuza.)
  • A group of zoologists uses bird powers for evil (based on Birdman and the Galaxy Trio).
  • Three kindergarteners are splashed with chemicals and now they want revenge on those who did this to them (based on The Powerpuff Girls). These girls might get redemption, get over their vengeance, and become heroes later on.
  • A boy who uses alien powers who kills any alien sceptics (based on Ben 10).
  • A man who pollutes Earth (based on Captain Planet).
  • A teenage boy who got killed but was reincarnated as a robot (based on Astro Boy).
  • A young boy who meets robotic monkeys in order to kill humanity (based on Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!).
  • A robotic girl who wants to kill all humans (based on Jenny from My Life As A Teenage Robot).
  • A group of five children wanted to eliminate adults by genocide (based on the KND).
  • A team of military-based superheroes turn into super-vampires.... and they are lead by a vampire military general as they invade America (based on the Avengers).
  • A smart zombie who tries to be a superhero.... and fails miserably. He is also a comic book nerd and his main weapons of choice are two batons, two spiked batons, two wooden chair legs, pepper spray, a taser, and a jetpack (based on Kick-Ass). It will be one of the expys where it will be a horror-comedy. This smart-zombie might develop character development later on and become a hero.
  • A man named Robert Ace who has superhuman strength tries to get in on with a woman who has elastic powers. The elastic-powered woman rejects him, and the super-strong man goes Yandere for her (based on Mr. Incredible and Mrs. Incredible.)
  • A space policeman who brutally murders criminals (based on Buzz Lightyear). However, like the Batman Expy, he will get character development and become a hero.
  • Later on, the Buzz Lightyear and Batman expies team up as a heroic duo, with the villains from previous films serving as a Rogue's Gallery.
    • Also, the Elastigirl expy also joins the superhero team.
  • A put-upon teenager is exposed to toxic waste and mutates into a crazed monster who kills the good and evil alike. (Based on The Toxic Avenger)
  • A group of people kidnapped from across the globe and turned into cyborgs who now seek revenge by any means necessary. (Based on Cyborg 009). These cyborgs might get character development and become heroes.
  • A scientist working on a plant formula who was caught in an explosion in an attempt to kill him and exposed to both the chemicals and the swamp in which he was working and turned into a vengeful plant/human hybrid.(Based on Swamp Thing). This Swamp Thing Expy might get character development and become a hero.
  • A teenager who discovers alien tech and uses it to commit crimes. (Based on the Jamie Reyes Blue Beetle)
  • A pair of French teenagers gifted with mystical artifacts... that they use for evil. (Based on Miraculous Ladybug)
  • A teenager exposed to strange chemicals that give him electrical powers which he uses to gain power over the gangs in his city. (Based on Static Shock)
  • A teen genius whose older brother was murdered so he uses his brother's last invention to get revenge, then decides to conquer the city (Based on Hiro from Big Hero Six). This teenage boy might get character development and become a hero.
  • A man who can destroy anything with a single touch (Based on One Punch Man).
  • An academy of children born with superpowers and raised to be killers (Based on My Hero Academia).
  • Four astronauts who are mutated by radiation when caught in an accident while on a mission to outer space, who now return to Earth to enact chaos out of insanity (Based on the Fantastic Four).
  • A teenage boy with amnesia who gained the power over nanobots and machines after being caught in a lab accident, who has now gone rogue from a government organization after working as their agent. (Based on Generator Rex). This cyborg both with nanite-powers might get character development and become a hero.
  • A boy with the power to control cryptids and is the reincarnation of the king of cryptids (Based on Zak from the Secret Saturdays)
  • A young man who bonds his soul with an angel.... and it turns out that God Is Evil. (Based on Devilman except opposite). This young man might get character development and become a hero.
  • A nymphomaniac teenage girl who turns out to be an android created by her father to kill a cult (Based on Cutie Honey). This android nymphomaniac might get character development and become a hero.
  • A set of young triplets created via petri dish by a scientist who wanted children of his own, but a chemical turned them evil instead of otherwise regular children (Based on Powerpuff Girls).
  • A man who got powers from a similar meteor and it also corrupts him, so we see his life deteriorate as he falls into similar temptations to Brandon (Based on Meteor Man). He might learn to resist the temptations and become a hero.
  • A millionaire who gets an adrenaline rush from hunting people at night while dressed as an archer because guns are uncivilized. (Based on Green Arrow). He might get character development and become a hero.
  • A bratty boy with scientists for older sisters who sneaks into his sisters' lab to make his dog sapient and to turn himself and his dog into supervillains that can do whatever they want (Based on Johnny Test).
  • A prototype robot that an older woman made in an effort to create her a daughter of her own but mainly as a security robot, but the robot gains a mind of her own and rebels against her creator in an effort to be like a normal human girl. After being ostracized from humans, the robot decides to kill humanity. (Based on Jenny from My Life as a Teenage Robot)
  • A robot made in the image of his maker's dead son, but the robot starts to wonder if he really is the dead son brought to life because he thinks more like a computer than a human, so in despair, the robot becomes a killer. (Based on Astro Boy)
  • A teenage boy burdened with typical teenage issues (school, overworked/inattentive/unsympathetic parents, romance life, etc.) adds superhero-ing to the list when he comes into possession of an interdimensional amulet that he is the only one he can use. Snapping under the pressure, he decides ruthlessness is the best way to deal with problems and it comes at the cost of losing his humanity (literally; he turns into a monster). (Based on Jim from Trollhunters). This teenage monster might get character development and become a hero.
  • Son of a mythological god refuses to join the alliance of young demigod children and turns out to be very powerful on his own. He's strong enough that he brings in a new age of gods after wiping out humanity and the other demigods. (Based on Percy Jackson)
  • The other planets of the Solar System were inhabited until a systemwide war killed everyone, including the planets' respective royalties. Their souls are reincarnated into the members of humanity. The princess of the Moon is reincarnated as a schoolgirl and is meant to fight off alien invaders like Brandon with help from her fellow princess reincarnations, but the guilt of what happened in the past combined with teenage girl issues and superhero-ing is too overwhelming. (Based on Sailor Moon). This Sailor Moon Expy might get character development and become a hero.
  • A Japanese schoolgirl makes a contract with a cute creatu—wait a minute...
  • In the future, humans will be forced to live underground while the surface continues to be ravaged by evil supervillains. The survivors become obsessed with building larger Mecha suits to combat these evil forces and eventually they built suits so big that they rival even the largest celestial structures in the universe or even the universe itself. As a result, moving these mechas destroys countless galaxies and universes. (Based on Gurren Lagann). These mech-pilots might get character development and become heroes.
  • A dog created by a lab experiment has superpowers, but because he’s a dog, he doesn’t understand what he’s doing, so he’s mindlessly running around superbarking and using his superspeed to obliterate people without understanding the harm he’s causing (Based on Bolt). This super-dog might get character development and become a hero.
  • A species of robot aliens bring their war to Earth, not carrying that they’re dragging innocents into their conflict (Based on Transformers). The Autobot Expies might get character development and become heroes.
  • A group of delinquents with superpowers have grasped control of a city (Based on Teen Titans).
  • The rebel prince of Brandon's species arrives on Earth to stop Brandon's reign of terror, but he continuously falls second best and eventually comes to admire Brandon's ferocity in both impression and jealousy, so he joins him in his rampage (Based on Vegeta). This rebel prince might get character development and become a hero.
  • A man comes in contact with an alien symbiote and tries to use it to do good...but it overcomes his personality and he ends up as a murderous cannibal (Venom). This Venom Expy might eventually learn to control his evil side and become a hero.
  • A blind man who gains superpowers for his other sense and starts murdering people in order to repair his vision (Daredevil). This Daredevil Expy might learn to accept his blindness and become a hero.
  • An terrifying evil sorcerer (Doctor Strange).
  • A power-mad government agent obsessed with controlling other villains for his own personal gain (Nick Fury)
  • Another government agent who is a Loony Fan for the supervillains, and is eventually subjected to Came Back Wrong (Phil Coulson).
  • A Child Soldier who uses batons (Robin). This child soldier might get character development and become a hero.
  • A couple of super-powered, reincarnating Yanderes who murder many people in the midst of a twisted romance (Hawkman and Hawkgirl). These Yanderes might get character development and become heroes.
  • A shrinking man who enters people's body cavities and makes them explode from the inside. Another Horror Comedy. (Ant-Man) This shrinking man might redeem himself and become a hero.
  • A young woman fluent in Black Speech who twists reality to her will. (Zatanna). This young woman might get redemption and become a hero.
  • A Daddy's Little Villain to Satan himself (Raven). This Raven expy might become a hero with character development.
  • Two men nightmarishly fused into one being with the capacity to burn entire cities to the ground on a whim. (Firestorm). These two men might get character development and become heroes.
  • A woman with the ability to drain others' memories, abilities, and souls through any physical contact, with none of Rogue's restraint. This young woman might get character development and become a hero.
  • A Nigh Invulnerable woman who fused with a rat (Squirrel Girl). Yet another Horror Comedy. This woman might get character development and become a hero.
  • A Corrupt Cop totally in the pocket of supervillains (James Gordon). This crooked cop might get character development and redeem himself.
  • A serial killer who uses arrows (Hawkeye or Green Arrow). This serial killer might get character development and redeem himself/herself.
  • A fanatical ex-KGB agent serial killer with enhanced strength and speed (Black Widow). This ex-KGB Agent might learn to overcome her fanaticism and become a hero.
  • An angel who is raised by an evil organization and ends up becoming a villain (Hellboy). This angel might get character development and become a hero.
  • A member of Brandon's species who is a Femme Fatale (Power Girl). She might get over her bad habits and become a hero.
  • An angry veteran with mechanical wings who tries to overthrow the government because he believes it does not appreciate his sacrifices (Falcon). He might get over his grudge and become a hero.
  • A teenager who gained the power to transform into animals...but ended up succumbing to the animal instincts and becoming a savage villain who is barely sentient (Beast Boy). He might overcome his instincts and become a hero.
  • A man who gained the ability to absorb the power of nearby animals, but also succumbed to the animal instincts and becoming a savage villain (Animal Man). He might get over his instincts and become a hero.
  • A psychic woman who attempted to be a superhero, but ended up being subjected to a Mind Rape that left her as a bitter villain (Jessica Jones). This woman might learn how to redeem herself, and choose to do so, with the best part of her redemption being her becoming the hero that will use psychic mind tricks to take down the supervillain known as Brightburn.
  • An ex-con with bulletproof skin who tries to do good but finds that he can't overcome his criminal lifestyle (Luke Cage). He might find someone who can help him redeem himself, follows that advice, and becomes a hero.
  • A serial killer with chi-based energy powers who practices martial arts (Iron Fist). This martial artist might get character development and redeem himself.
  • A veteran who lost his family and now indiscriminately kills people in "revenge" (Punisher). He might find redemption and become a hero.
  • An incredibly old and powerful Eldritch Abomination that gives people terrifying nightmares (Sandman). He'd basically be a supervillain version of Freddy Krueger.
  • A woman who kills people with her incredibly loud voice (Black Canary). She might learn to control her power, find redemption, and become a hero.
  • A crooked warlock PI who raped a female magician who has actual magical powers and proceeds to rape paranormal women as his twisted "mission", using his detective skills to cover his tracks (John Constantine).
    • The Zatanna Expy that he raped might become a hero to oppose the rapist John Constantine Expy.
  • A motorcyclist who became a soldier of god but used his newfound powers for evil purposes (essentially a reverse Ghost Rider). This ex-soldier of god might get character development and become a hero.
  • An alien woman similar to Brandon who is also royalty on her planet, with all the evil elitism that entails (Starfire). This alien woman may suffer a Dating Catwoman case where she and a Robin Expy fall in love and the alien woman kills herself with an energy blast out of guilt.
  • A Japanese serial killer with a sword that may also have magical abilities (Katana). This swordswoman might get character development and become a hero.
  • A ruthless warlock PI who uses questionable methods (also based on John Constantine). Probably a Horror Comedy. This PI might get character development and become a hero.
  • A teacher who uses powerful mind control abilities to imprison his students and make these children act as his enforcers and personal army of sorts. When questioned, he just spins a sob story about how he's the victim of anti-mutated human bigotry. Intellectually, everyone knows this is a lie, but they are compelled by his power to believe it (Professor Charles Xavier). Some of his superpowered students develop resistance to his powers and form resistance groups to stop him. But, for an added layer of horror, this villain is half-right, in that anti-mutated human bigotry does exist in the Brightburn Universe, but his actions are certainly NOT helping matters at all. So in other words, his horrible deeds are making the anti-mutated human bigotry EVEN WORSE.
  • A thoroughly corrupt and downright brutal force of space police who impose their will wherever they please with no thought of the consequences (Green Lantern Corps). Some members may get character development and become heroes, others will not and will remain villains.
  • A superpowered cop who insists he is necessary to keep order, but is secretly a sadist who causes the problems he claims to solve (Judge Dredd). His enemies could be other superpowered cops trying to stop this crooked officer.
  • An elitist royal group of supervillains who deluded themselves into thinking that they are superheroes who enslave those who don't have superpowers (The Attilan Royal Family, though that's not that different from the original show).
  • A group of time-traveling rapists (The Doctors, from numbers 1-13.)
  • A serial killer who gains the power to create magical energy blades (based on Wasabi No-Ginger.)
    • The evil versions of superheroes that do not get character development will form their own Legion of Doom.
  • A young alien woman gains powers from an alien male of her same alien race. Her powers are superhuman strength, speed, durability, and leap, superhuman sense of taste, touch, hearing, sight, and smell, as well as flight, energy projection, and self-sustenance. A day after she landed on Earth, she was gang-raped by super-powered human men, and she blames all humans for what happened to her (based on Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel).
  • Six Japanese delinquent teenagers who ran away from home gain superpowers.... and work together to get revenge on anyone who even slightly wronged them (based on Big Hero 6.)
  • A Judge Dredd Expy that puts even more emphasis on the fascist aspects of his society than his original counterpart ever did. The heroes of that movie would be resistance fighters doing everything they can to bring him down.
  • Another Judge Dredd Expy who is also a straight-up Neo-Nazi.
  • An ultra-violent Jerk Jock and a scheming drug dealer find a blue crystal that grants them telekinesis and they form a villain team-up (Steve and Matt from Chronicle).
  • A martial arts expert with the ability to teleport into the shooter's shoes to make the shooter get shot by their own bullets and slow down time to dodge bullets and disarm enemies, only problem being he has no idea who's innocent and who's evil due to a combination of colour-blindness and him being doped on an experimental painkiller (a combination of the Player Character from SUPERHOT and the catnip from POSTAL 2). He might eventually learn to differentiate who's who and become a hero.
  • A retired mobster recovers a time-manipulating artifact from a reckless kid who got slain by corrupt police officers for his recklessness and teams up with an old friend of his to commit murders, robberies and kidnappings with it while simultaneously using it to wipe out any evidence (based on Reynardo and Lapino from Stories: Path of Destinies). The Reynardo Expy will betray his Lapino Expy friend after a Heel–Face Turn and become a hero while retaining ownership of the artifact instead while the Lapino Expy becomes a villain.
  • An ordinary nun, after witnessing her innocent sister being corrupted and turned into a soul-harvesting sorceress by an evil cult, prays to a sacred spire hard to give her the strength to fight the cult and save her sister. Her prayer is answered and she gets turned into a very vengeful angel who uses her newly-acquired weapon and powers to get revenge on those responsible...with no regard for whoever gets killed in the crossfire (based on Furia from Paladins). She'd eventually learn to use her powers properly and become a Hero instead.
  • A superpowered Hellhound. (based on either Krypto or Underdog).
  • A superpowered dog with Flying Brick powers as well as X-Ray Vision, Heat Vision, and Firebreath. He will be the pet of a mafia boss who also has Flying Brick powers (based on Krypto, with a mafia version of Superman as his owner.)
  • A superpowered dog that gained Flying Brick powers from a magical pill. His owner will be an evil Mad Scientist (based on Underdog.)
  • A former superhero in his 30's that still has his superhuman strength, speed, durability, and leap who becomes a supervillain after the genocide of his entire town, due to being violently overprotective of his cosplayer girlfriend who is in her 20's and leads a gang of radicals who worship him (loosely based on Max Damage from Mark Waid's Incorruptible).
  • A supervillain with a rugged, biker-themed gimmick, who also has superhuman strength, speed, durability, and leap fueled by lack of sleep, and worst of all is a pedo, the very last part making him one of the most EVIL villains the Brightburn Universe ever had (based on Max Damage, except he NEVER gets redemption).
  • An expy of Superman who is a communist, but he's also an ultra-violent terrrorist (think Red Son Superman, if he was a straight-up villain instead of just an anti-hero).
  • A husband lost his wife to an attack perpetrated by a vampire mafia boss, but he (the aforementioned husband) and his daughter survive. They were bitten however, and the father, being a comic book nerd, suggests to his daughter that they become superheroes and learn various forms of combat tactics, deductive reasoning, leadership, use of various firearms, use of various melee weapons, and various forms of martial arts. Their attempts at superheroism fail miserably (AKA: What if Big Daddy and Hit-Girl were vampires?) These two might learn to find a way to overcome their shared blood-thirst and become genuine heroes.

There will also be expies of villains as well, like villains turned good.

The film will have a Downer Ending.
Either Brandon will kill both his adoptive parents and succumb to his evil, or Mrs. Breyer will regretfully kill Brandon before he does something especially terrible.
  • Confirmed

Brandon will be a case of Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas

The girl who Brandon injured will grow up to be Brandon's Arch-Enemy
Due to having both been on the receiving end of Brandon's might, in addition with the small fact that Brandon terrorizes and viciously murders her mother, who was rightfully angry at Brandon for harming her daughter. Also, this experience, in fact, provoked a Heel–Face Turn in her, going from a petty bully into a sympathetic superhero devoted to bringing BrightBurn down in a sequel (provided she survives this film).
  • She survives the film and a deleted scene showed her getting a cybernetic arm with a serious death glare.

This is actually a stealth DC movie, more specifically an Ultraman origin story.
And if the movie does well it will launch a Crime Syndicate movie series.

This is actually an alternate version on Superboy-Prime's origin
Subject to Adaptational Name Change.

Brandon is actually an extraterrestrial biological weapon that was disposed of by his species.
In addition to his regular abilities, Brandon was able to involuntary shapeshift to be physically and genetically indistinguishable from a human at birth.

Another film will have an Expy of Batman but with a serial killer
The Brightburn universe will have the expy of Batman. The expy of Batman will be a serial killer instead. The expy of Alfred will be a killer butler.
  • So would that be the Tim Burton Batman or the DCEU Batman?
    • Eventually, this evil version of Batman will team up with Brandon and they will form a Legion of Doom.

If Brandon survives the film, his origin will be a dark take on the Super Hero Origin
Similar to origins like Spider-Man, Brandon could ultimately cause something that leaves even him horrified, and realizes that Being Evil Sucks, leaving him a Tragic Monster who's Trapped in Villainy.

Half of the scenes from the trailers won't be in the final movie
Hey, blame Slender Man!

Brandon will attempt to use his powers for good... and get rejected for it
Given Brandon's line that he "wants to do good", and his overall Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds portrayal, it's possible that Brandon will try and use his powers to do good... however, all his attempts at doing good will be greeted with fear and horror by its intended recipients. This will contribute to his Start of Darkness; he decides, if everyone treats him like a monster, that's what he'll be.

This film will appear in the DC Extended Universe
As being bankrolled by Lex Luthor in order to smear Superman.

Brandon's fall to evil will be entirely his choice.
Eventually, either he will admit or someone will realize that Brandon has just been using what his bullies did to him as an excuse to do whatever he wants and that his Freudian Excuse Is No Excuse.

In their natural state, Brandon’s species are shapeshifting Eldritch Abominations

There will be a spin-off television show that explores the effect of superhumans on the Brightburn Shared Universe.

Brandon is one of the fragments of the Plutonian's essence
A benign fragment landed in our world and inspired two boys to write a comic. The fragment that landed in this film's world, on the other hand, has all the nasty bits.
  • If that's the case, one can only hope that Brandon didn't also gain the Plutonian's Reality Warper abilities. And if he did, that he never finds out he has them.

Brandon will be defeated by his Kryptonite Factor.
Brandon is basically a Superman Expy. That means that, in addition to having all of Supes' powers, he'll have all of Supes' weaknesses too. Maybe, at the climax of the film, the Bryers' and the cops will stumble upon it, and discover what it does to Brandon.

As for Brandon, he probably spent so much time focusing on discovering and testing the limits of his powers, he never once considered the possibility that he might HAVE weaknesses. Thus, when his Kryptonite Expy is discovered, he'll be taken by surprise when it depowers him, weakens him, makes him feel sick, etc..

  • Confirmed, it's the remains of his ship

A sequel to this movie will feature Fantastic Racism.

The sequel will be actionized and will have a team of telekinetic heroes take on Brandon.
  • And these telekinetic boys later on team up with the Batman Expy and Buzz Lightyear Expy, and they work together and form a superhero team.
    • Also, the aforementioned Elastigirl Expy also joins the aforementioned superhero team.

Brandon actually doesn't want to kill anyone
However, his species has an innate urge to kill people who have wronged them, no matter how slight.
  • Confirmed

All the way back in the very first teaser trailer, there were concerns from Brandon’s parents about him finding the ship he arrived in. About him being “drawn to it.” The ship is the source of his powers, as well as the source of his homicidal insanity. And him finding it is what kicks off the whole nightmare for everyone involved...

This movie takes place in the Wanted Universe.

The sequel would have a Time Skip
Brandon is now in his late teens, abusing his powers left and right. He took the name "Brightburn" from his town for his masked identity simply because he thought it sounded cool. Caitlyn, the girl he pined for, is threatened to be his girlfriend and a frequent victim of his abuse. The planet lives in fear as "Brightburn" will go out and cause destruction for random whims. He soon discovers what he is and finds out why he was launched into space.

Brandon's future "villains" are each a Good Counterpart to Superman's villains
  • Aside from the established Lex Luthor character....
  • A heroic A.I. that determined Brandon's people were a threat and wiped them out (Brainiac)
  • A noble super-powered alien general who rebelled against his and Brandon's people (General Zod)
  • A mutated human who seeks to steal Brandon's powers to remove his threat (Parasite)
  • A cyborg who was once a victim of his armed with a weapon that can hurt him (Metallo)
  • A monster who is near indestructible that was actually peaceful until Brandon pissed it off (Doomsday)
  • An alien god who represents goodness and opposes Brandon's very existence (Darkseid)
  • A Reality Warper Eldritch Abomination who is Chaotic Good and understands that Brandon is evil and must be stopped (Mr. Mxzptlk).
  • A woman with pyrokinesis who is also a former army ranger and she volunteered for a military experiment. She also loves Brandon and wants him to at least be her hero, if not the world's hero (Volcana).
  • A childish hero who uses toy-theme attacks (Toyman).
  • A clone of Brandon with Flying Brick powers along with Ice Vision and Fire Breath. He will be imperfect but heroic (Bizarro).
  • A member of Brandon's species genetically engineered to be heroic (Doomsday).
  • A nuclear powered superhero created by combining Brandon's DNA with nuclear energy (Nuclear Man).
  • A female CIA agent who assembles a team of former criminals to become superheroes (Amanda Waller).
  • A heroic clown who likes bats and uses both bat-themed and clown-themed gadgets (The Batman Who Laughs).
  • A magic-powered woman who is in love with Brandon and wants to turn him good. (Obsession)
  • An alien woman who is also in love with Brandon and wishes for him to at least be on her side, if not humanity's side. (Maxima).
  • A soldier who wants to protect as many people as he can, at almost any cost (General Sam Lane).
  • A Guile Hero who uses practical joke-themed attacks (Prankster).
  • An alien hero enhanced by contact with Brandon's ship who can hurt him (Kryptonite Man).
  • Several female superhuman aliens who attempt to destroy the supervillains (Female Furies).
  • A superhuman elderly woman who gains powers after entering a planet of alien gods (Granny Goodness).
  • An alien working as a televangelist who wants to invoke Heel–Faith Turn on Brandon (Glorious Godfrey).
  • An alien god hero who wants to collect a series of MacGuffins that can kill Brandon (Steppenwolf).
  • A victim of Brandon's villainous acts who gains electricity-based powers, and vows to use them to oppose Brightburn (Livewire).
  • A incredibly sexually active alien hero who helps women become superheroes (Sleez.)
  • The demi-god son of a noble alien god who leads an army of alien angels against Brandon (Kalibak.)

Other "villains" will be good counterparts to other supervillains
  • A heroic Non-Ironic Clown (Joker), forming a battle couple with...
  • A Guile Hero who confuses Brandon with riddles (Riddler).
  • An environmentalist Heroic Seductress (Poison Ivy).
  • A Hitman with a Heart hired to kill Brandon (Deathstroke).
  • A God of War who is concerned with keeping war fair and reasonable and wants to stop Brandon for not being "sporting" (Ares).
  • A lawyer with two personalities, both of them heroic (Two-Face).
  • An ancient immortal who heads a cult built around stopping Brandon (Ra's al Ghul).
  • A Terror Hero powered by fear (Sinestro).
  • Another Terror Hero who uses fear-inducing gas against Brandon (Scarecrow)
  • A drug-powered Reformed Criminal with a Cool Mask (Bane).
  • An ice-shooting hero who lost his wife and wants to make sure no one else suffers like him. (Mr. Freeze.)
  • Another ice-shooting hero who lost his wife and his sister as well to Brandon and is on a quest to avenge both his late sister and his late wife (Captain Cold).
  • From the other major company: A wise and patient Prime Minister of a country who turns to the power of magic and his genius mind to protect his people from the supervillains (Doctor Doom).
  • A teacher who specializes in octopus biology and creates an octopus-shaped mech to combat the villains (Dr. Octopus).
  • A businessman who creates a formula that turns him into a Goblin-like creature. He uses these newfound powers to combat the supervillains. (Green Goblin.)
  • A deceased man who returns to the land of the living as a literal spirit of justice. (Gentleman Ghost)
  • A man with the power to control the flow of time, who uses his powers to Set Right What Once Went Wrong. (Clock King)
  • A man who, following a horrific accident/chemical weapons test, finds he's now basically a giant living mass of clay. At first, he considers going insane in his state, but upon seeing the horrors Brandon and his fellow supervillains are causing, resolves to use his powers to fight them. (Clayface)
  • A Malcolm Xerox who wants to protect black people from Brandon (Killmonger).
    • Alternatively, Hero!Killmonger is a brash but good-hearted activist and banished prince of an African kingdom. He's set on shaping not-Wakanda into a force for good in the world by reclaiming the throne usurped from him by his selfish and cruel cousin.
      • Or, both characters can co-exist, and they can both be heroic expies of Killmonger.
  • A true anarchist, rather than a caricature, who wants to prevent Brandon from becoming a dictator (Anarky). (This assumes Brandon's goal will become world domination rather than just blind destruction).
  • A reptilian man who decided to become a hero so people wouldn't be scared of his ugly appearance (Killer Croc).
  • A hero dressed non-ironically as Santa Claus (Calendar Man).
  • A psychologist who performs Brainwashing for the Greater Good to turn superpowered individuals into heroes. (Hugo Strange).
  • A benevolent aristocrat who became a philanthropist and hero so people would ignore his ugly appearance (Penguin).
  • A shark-themed superhero who, like real sharks, usually only attacks if provoked but the difference is that he's sentient and he is only provoked when somebody or something attacks him first (King Shark).
  • A John Connor-like hero who was sent from the future to save the present and also has super-speed (Reverse Flash).
  • A Benevolent Conspiracy that infiltrated the Nazis and other oppressive governments to bring them down (HYDRA). Its members can be heroic versions of individual HYDRA members:
    • An ex-Nazi who realized Fascism was bad after being deformed by an experiment (Red Skull).
    • A superpowered ex-Nazi from World War II who was subjected to Brainwashing for the Greater Good and became a hero. He might eventually revert to his old personality, but still be a hero despite that. (The Winter Soldier)
    • A government agent who attacks Brandon with laser satellites (Alexander Pierce, and I know he was already a hero in the comics).
    • A defector from a sinister government organization devoted to controlling supervillains that helped bring it down (Jasper Sitwell, ditto).
    • An antihero with a scary costume who personally wants revenge on Brandon (Crossbones).
    • A highly-intelligent cyborg who defected from the Nazis after it was revealed that he was secretly half-American by blood (Arnim Zola).
  • Another heroic AI who was made by a Corrupt Corporate Executive but ended up embodying his better traits and becoming a hero (Ultron).
  • An actor pretending to be a well-known hero who ends up Becoming the Mask and becoming a true hero (Trevor Slatterly/The Fake Mandarin).
  • A boy found as unworthy of power by a wizard tries to become a better person to become worthy, and eventually succeeds and becomes a magical hero (Doctor Sivana).
  • An incredibly powerful alien antihero who espouses utilitarian beliefs. He's a loving parent to his adoptive children, and has a strange goth girlfriend (Thanos).
  • An immortal hero who influenced history for the better and sees stopping Brandon as another opportunity to do so (Vandal Savage).
  • An enormous creature that ate Brandon's home planet to stop his species, and creates a new planet for humans to live on in case Brandon destroys the world (Galactus).
  • A Satan-like being who finds Brandon is too evil even for him (Trigon). He'll redeem himself and become a true hero.
  • A patriotic Australian hero who uses Abnormal Ammo (Captain Boomerang, even though he had a mildly heroic role in Suicide Squad).
  • Another Hitman with a Heart hired to kill Brandon particularly concerned with protecting his daughter (Deadshot, ditto)
  • An upstanding Reformed Criminal with fire-based powers who wants to protect his family. (Diablo; this would be an Ideal Hero as opposed to an antihero).
  • A benevolent spirit who possessed a criminal and made her into a hero (Enchantress).
  • A race of alien cyborgs, left unable to exist outside travel machines due to a war devastating their homeworld, dedicated to spreading and maintaining peace throughout the galaxy, in order to avoid other worlds meeting the same fate as theirs (the Daleks).
  • A sentient library of all the wisdom in the universe which rules over a benevolent space empire (Supreme Intelligence).
  • A French master of kickboxing and acrobatics with a strong moral code (Batroc the Leaper).
  • A Chaotic Good man bonded with an alien symbiote (Carnage).
  • A loving father with the ability to fly trying to save his daughter from the spider/human hybrid creature that lusts after her (Vulture).
  • A spirit of life and rebirth from beyond the stars that empowers people into champions for good (Phoenix Force).
  • A heroic gorilla. Why? Because Everything's Better with Monkeys (Gorilla Grodd).
  • The Mental Organism Designed Only for Kindness (M.O.D.O.K.).
  • A Paste Pot Pete expy. There's gotta be some heroic application to glue powers...
  • A space cop fueled by The Power of Love (Star Sapphire).
  • A Holocaust survivor who underwent vicious experimentation that awakened latent magnetism powers. In the present day, he's a proud Jewish man and badass who happens to be a grandpa, fervently dedicated to his code: Never Again! (Magneto)
  • A soldier who experiments on superpowered individuals in hopes of turning them into heroes (William Stryker).
  • An ancient hero who was thought to be a god and has four followers (Apocalypse).
  • A hero who hunts supervillains (Kraven the Hunter).
  • A victim of Brandon's villainy who gains electricity-based powers and vows to use them to oppose Brightburn (Livewire).
  • A race of green shape-shifter aliens send an elite team to take down Brandon (comic book version of the Skrulls).
  • A superhero in a Kabuki mask with magical shadow-based powers and the power to summon metal golems as well. His rogue's gallery comprises of eight supervillains, one with super-speed, one with an armor featuring various gadgets, one who can summon whatever weapon they want, one who can generate ki blades made out of fire, one who is half-machine, one who can turn into a Godzilla-like monster, one who is a demonic cat, and his own daughter that stole a mech-suit (Based on Yokai from Big Hero 6).
  • A superpowered cop who genuinely wants justice in the world and defends democracy as best as he can (Based on Judge Dredd. This expy will be an ideal hero as opposed to the Anti-Hero Judge Dredd.)
  • An elderly asian man who is also a superhero. He collects ten magical rings that can hurt Brandon (based on the comic book version of the Mandarin).
  • A chubby businessman who fights crime using a high-tech cane with various weapons inside of it (The Kingpin).
  • A young socially-awkward man in high-school finds a mysterious blue crystal that grants him telekinesis and uses his powers to protect his girlfriend and his mother from the supervillains (Andrew Detmer).
  • A heroic alien dragon who creates several Macguffins that can kill Brandon (Fin Fang Foom).
  • A soldier loyal to his army, his country, and his super-spy wife and that same soldier (as a result of an experiment) gains the power to copy the skills and intelligence of people he sees performing an action, and he and his wife work together to try to eliminate Brandon Breyer (Taskmaster).
  • A soldier who got back home, and unfortunately his family died due to being caught in the crossfire of a shootout between rival gangs. So he becomes a superhero to avenge his family using both his military skills and weapons he stole from some super-villains. (Based on Punisher except he is an ideal hero as opposed to an anti-hero.)
  • A young superhero who can use firearms and also has superhuman speed, a magical spell that can weaken, although not take away, durability-based powers, and armor-induced superhuman strength and durability (Based on the comic book version of Wesley Gibson.)
  • A different heroic gorilla who was human but had his brain transferred to a gorilla's body. He is also a scientist and uses his gorilla abilities and his inventions for good. And even better, he also has telepathic powers along with his natural gorilla abilities. (Ultra-Humanite.)
  • A former supervillain with Flying Brick powers becomes a hero with the help of his Indian girlfriend who is also a radio announcer, some Indian boy both with a crystal that makes him immortal, and his radio show co-workers (Plutonian from Irredeemable).
  • A superhero trio comprised of an immortal woman who is the daughter of a god and an alien woman which subsequently results in her having Flying Brick powers and her weapons of choice are a lasso, shield, sword, and absurdly durable bracelets, a vampire who is a superhero because he overcame his bloodthirst, and a Flying Brick-powered Hispanic superhero who happens to believe in a religion that his a hybrid of his planet's religion and Earth's most well-known sect of Christianity, Catholicism (based on the Gods and Monsters version of The Justice League, but they are ideal heroes instead of anti-heroes).
  • A Superman expy who is a communist, and he mainly opposes authoritarian versions of communism and also mainly opposes authoritarian versions of socialism too (think Red Son Superman, except as an Ideal Hero instead of an anti-hero).

The telekinetic heroes, the heroic versions of Superman Rogues, the Elastigirl Expy, and the evil versions of heroes that reform and become heroes will eventually form a Justice League equivalent of sorts.

There will be NO sequel

Alternatively, there will be a sequel, except it will be featuring a different evil version of a superhero.
  • Furthermore, it will be a Stealth Sequel that does not feature Brandon until the end.

The heroic members of Brandon's species show up and they will be lead by a heroic Expy of Zod.

The Big T is Yondu Udonta
They are both Michael Rooker, after all.
  • Alternatively, he's the Brightburn universe's equivalent to Merle Dixon. He seems kooky and paranoid enough.

The sequel will take place in a post-Brandon/supervillain-ravaged world.
Taking place from the point of view of a group of survivors trying to kill the supers. Similar to The Ten-Seconders .

The Crimson Bolt is our Batman expy.
Only instead of being evil, he's just wildly incompetent.

How a sequel might play out.
Brandon has grown into adulthood, and has become the most feared, most dangerous threat to the planet Earth. Pretty much everyone is completely paranoid that he could show up out of the blue and murder them in a horrifically painful way for no reason, and he's pretty much sitting on top of the world.

Then, an Alien Invasion occurs, and Brandon discovers that they're HIS people. He might try to roll out the welcome wagon, maybe even expect to be welcomed into their ranks... and be coldly rejected. They will then deliver unto him a revelation that he's nothing more to them than a Tyke Bomb made to destablize the planet to make their takeover easier. In fact, Brandon only has a FRACTION of their powers, and they show him just how powerful his own creators really are.

Brandon's whole worldview will be shattered, and he'll have an existential crisis over how he's nothing to his own people, and he had no real purpose in life other than to make his world easier for someone else to take over. From there, he swears revenge upon his species and forms an Enemy Mine with humanity (and possibly other superbeings) to help stop his race. The film will end with him leaving Earth and becoming a Terror Hero, known and feared throughout the galaxy. In other words, he'll become a hero in the end, with Superman's powers and Batman's mentality.

  • So basically, Brandon himself becomes a hero in the end? Awesome idea.
    • And as a counter-balance, a hero with skills and abilities similar to Batman will show up, but he'll have a patriotic, optimistic Ideal Hero type of mentality.

The future sequels to Brightburn will all be anti-superpowers
All the villains will have powers of various sorts, and every hero will be a Badass Normal or technology-based hero rather than a powered hero.

Relating to the above, all the earthly superbeings will be good (well, better), whilst all the alien ones will fall under Aliens are Bastards
All the superbeings from Earth will either be outright heroic, pet as many dogs as they kick or have understandable motivations. The aliens, on the other hand, will be Always Chaotic Evil or possess a twisted moral code; even the nominally good ones will fall in this category.
  • Alternatively, it will be earthly heroes and alien heroes vs. earthy villains and alien villains.

This movie is part of DC's Dark Multiverse.

There are no superheroes in that universe.
It will be up to ordinary humans to stop an evil version of the Justice League.
  • Alternatively, there are superheroes, but unfortunately, most of the superheroes have been murdered prior to the events of Brightburn, leaving only a few superheroes left.

Caitlyn will grow up to become the world's first superhero to take down Brandon.
After years of therapy, and being taken in by Big T, Caitlyn gains a bionic hand and has made it her mission stop Brandon to avenge her mother Tori, in addition to the countless people he and the other evil superhumans have been killing. Either utilizing experimental armor or gaining powers of her own, Caitlyn becomes the Earth's champion and the sequel's protagonist.

  • Confirmed in a deleted scene, where Caitlyn is shown in a lab undergoing surgery to graft a bionic arm onto her, with a Death Glare, clearly planning revenge on Brandon for killing her mother.

Alternatively, Caitlyn will become a reporter in the future.
After spending years in a mental hospital, Caitlyn moves to a different state and gets a job as a reporter. Little does she know that Brandon will be there with a new identity. His new name will be Mark Dent.

Or even better, Caitlyn will become both a reporter AND a superhero.
Unfortunately, she will indirectly develop a rogue's gallery.

There will be an "Evil Batman V. Evil Superman" sequel.

The Big T himself has superpowers.
However, they will be psionic as opposed to Brandon's physical powers.

Evil Batman Expy will try to convince Brandon to rule by his side.
He will go as far as to befriend Brandon and take him in as his adopted son. He will even have a "We Can Rule Together" speech for the boy.
  • This will cause the evil Batman Expy to become the Evil Counterpart to The Big T, as The Big T will adopt Caitlyn Connor.

Brightburn somehow takes place in the same universe as Hot Fuzz.
And the remaining members of the NWA, after hearing about Brandon Breyer, find a way to escape the prison and form a Brandon Breyer-worshipping cult.

Caitlyn will become the new Boltie.
Crimson Bolt will return and make her his new partner. They will stop Brandon and the other villains... somehow.

Alternatively, Caitlyn will become her own superhero, but will still be an ally of Crimson Bolt anyways.

The picture of Crimson Bolt is not that of Frank Darbo.
Someone else is taking up the mantle. This new guy is more psychotic and violent than Libby/Boltie. Libby is a kitten compared to this new Crimson Bolt.

Alternatively, if Crimson Bolt returns in the sequel and it will not be Frank Darbo and if he'll be more psychotic than Frank Darbo.... well, he will definitely be more crazier than Frank, but at least nowhere above Libby/Boltie.

The pod that corrupts Brandon can corrupt humans too.

The film takes place in the same universe as Unbreakable
And keeping in light with comic traditions, David Dunn will come back, but far more powerful, now lacking his weakness to water, and his powers being boosted to utterly absurd levels, as he's lost all the self-doubt that restrained him.

The pod contains a zombie virus.

The ship's metal that cut Brandon will come into play in the sequel
Luthor Expy will use that metal to create a war suit.
  • That would be hilarious to see. An Alex Jones-style conspiracy theorist wearing an Iron Man-like battlesuit.

This will lead to a spin-off involving superhero versions of Final Girls.
Unfortunately, the downside is that it would lead to supervillain versions of both classic and modern horror movie monsters.

Since this movie is a slasher movie with superhero elements, the sequel will escalate things by being a zombie movie with superhero elements.
With Brandon becoming the Governor with superpowers, and his archenemy being a Rick Grimes expy with superpowers.

In a sequel, a Pew Die Pie Expy will show up as a superhero.
And as an example of Rule of Funny, he will be played by Felix himself.
  • This new protagonist's user name would be either Pow Der Cake, or Pow Live Cake.
  • The new protagonist's birth name would be Phillip Nilsson. Alternatively, Felix Nilsson.
  • Said Pew Die Pie expy would have powers similar to the ones from the Infamous games.
    • His weapon of choice is a P-shaped battle-axe with spikes on the blades.
      • His vehicle of choice would be a robotic horse called Jurgen.
      • His pets would be three German Shepards named Edgar, Sven, and Maya.
      • His girlfriend would be an Italian-American woman named Melissa Karzia, played by Pew Die Pie's real-life girlfriend.
      • His main motivations for fighting Brandon would be to protect his girlfriend, America, Italy, and Sweden from Brandon.

This movie takes place at the canonical end of the Wanted Universe.

There will be a real Superhero film made as an Inversion to Brightburn.
Like the "Incorruptible" to Brightburn's "Irredeemable". Brightburn was about someone with a Superhero Origin story becoming a villain, so this would be about someone with a Supervillain Origin story becoming a hero.

The plot would involve some creepy, antisocial, awkward kid who's mercilessly bullied at their school. Maybe they'll even have a really crappy home life. Anyway, one day, they'll gain superpowers from something. They could discover an Artifact of Doom that grants them scary powers, or begin studying a certain field of something to develop a Super Serum or Power Armor/weapon, or maybe even bonding with some alien symbiote that feeds on their rage, or strong emotions in general.

From that moment, the kid will then decide to use their newfound powers to get even with everyone who was ever mean to them. From there, when they confront their tormentors, they'll immediately bring about their new powers and use them to terrify and hurt their bullies. However, at the last moment, they'll see genuine fear in their victims, and realize they've become no better then those who hurt them. They will immediately stop, apologize, and leave.

From there, that kid will decide to use their powers for something different. After hearing stories of what Brightburn and the other villains have been doing, the kid will decide to become a hero their world needs to protect them against the threats they represent.

Brightburn is set in The Boys Universe.

Brightburn is set in a Dark Multiverse of the DCEU.

In future sequels, along with good counterparts of supervillains being superheroes in the Brightburn Universe, expies of non-superhero supporting characters in superhero comics will also be superheroes in this universe. Anyone can add their own ideas for this WMG here.
This WMG is based on the deleted scene with Caitlyn.
  • A maid of a corrupt billionaire is repeatedly abused by said billionaire (in more ways than one), but she fights back after finding a female variation of her boss' high-tech suit. She continues to use this suit to fight crime whenever she can (Pepper Potts if she got the armor earlier, except this woman will be a superhero for a more long-term degree as opposed to temporary.)
  • A somewhat chubby butler who quit his job after discovering that his boss is corrupt is injured by his boss because he could not handle his former butler quitting. This ex-butler ends up gaining cybernetics from his surgery to treat his injuries, and he gains cybernetic powers in the form of superhuman strength, speed, durability, leap, and lastly techopathy and technokinesis (A merge of the human Jarvis from the comics and the AI Jarvis from the movie.)
  • A redhead photographer who became aware of Brandon's rampage volunteers for an experiment to help stop Brandon and he happens to gain electric powers, underwater breath, and underwater pressure resistance after being injected with electric eel DNA (Jimmy Olsen with electric eel powers.)
  • The aunt of a teenage boy with spider-based powers discovers that her nephew is a super-villain, and by sheer coincidence the spirit of her dead husband fuses with her, granting her various spell-casting abilities to fight back against her sinister nephew (Ben Parker and May Parker, if Ben Parker became a literal ghost and May Parker gained magic.)
  • A blonde woman of science, a brunette female secretary, and a redhead actress who moonlights as an actress were all victims of rape by a spider-powered super-villain. The female scientist creates gadgets in order to help her, the secretary, and the actress/supermodel fight back against their rapist as well as fight back against other super-villains (Gwen Stacy, Betty Brant, and Mary Jane Watson, if they were rape victims and later on the Gwen Stacy expy invents devices to fight back against the monster who committed the rapes.)
  • A sassy female reporter who also became aware of Brandon's rampage desperately finds items to stop Brandon. This causes her to find a magical amulet that grants her superhuman strength and durability. She discovers that magic is another one of Brandon's weaknesses (Lois Lane with super-strength and durability.)
  • A heroic police commissioner who gains the power to summon whatever angelic weapon he needs thanks to his mystical holy-powered trench-coat (Commissioner Gordon with the main difference being that he has a magical item).
  • An elderly butler who was an MI 6 agent and a military field medic who also has the magical power to heal others through touch. Even something as simple as a mere accidental bump can heal people. He uses his skills to help heal people into fighting shape to combat the supervillains. He got this power from a scroll he found during a WWII mission (Alfred Pennyworth, with the only difference being that he has the healing powers of a Monk/Paladin from D&D.)
  • A still-heroic WWII veteran that is given a special formula that makes him literally ageless, making him effectively immortal in terms of lifespan. He uses his immortality to his advantage when fighting crime while wearing his WWII American soldier uniform. (Nick Fury, except he's a superhero instead of a supporting character).
  • A still-heroic 30 year old brunette female super-spy who still looks like she is in her early 20's thanks to exercise and healthy eating and who works for a benevolent government organization that combats the super-villains among other violent threats is given a formula that enhances her strength, speed, durability, stamina, agility, balance, dexterity and her senses of smell, hearing, sight, touch, and taste to superhuman levels and also grants her a healing factor and slows down her aging.
    • She still chooses to be a hero after the mutually-voluntary procedure to grant her her newfound powers, and uses her aforementioned powers in conjunction with her skills, abilities, and her equipment from her spy days in order to continue the fight against the super-villains. (AKA what if the comic book version of Maria Hill gained an even more powerful version of the super-soldier serum and did not turn suddenly turn against other heroes like she did in the comic book version of Civil War?).
  • A female WWII-era spy who gains immortality after some magical artifact blows up in her face and in the 21st century she fights crime while wearing a businesswoman's suit (AKA what if Peggy Carter found immortality).

Some of Brandon Breyer's victims will come back to life and they will have powers of their own.
Which they will use to take down Brandon. Karmic Death, anyone?

A sequel will be an Evil Batman Vs. Evil Superman movie, then a third sequel will be an Evil version of Justice League.
  • The sequel's title will be Frostshade V. Brightburn: Dawn of Chaos.
  • The third sequel featuring the Evil Justice League will be titled Brightburn: Death Cult.

A sequel will feature a Tommy Jarvis Expy with superpowers and a Laurie Strode with superpowers as the main protagonists.
  • Since "Brightburn" is basically Superman fused with Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers, it's fitting that expies of survivors who dealt with Jason and Michael to oppose "Brightburn".

A sequel will feature Crimson Bolt gaining superpowers and battling Brandon Breyer.

Brandon's obsession with human organs was the result of his x-ray vision manifesting.
Hence why those pictures were mixed in with his lingerie models.
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