The American Superhero Horror movie Brightburn has a dedicated fanbase of its own. Directed by David Yarovesky based on the script from Mark Gunn and Brian Gunn, the movie tells us about the story of Brandon Breyer, a young boy who was born from extraterrestrial but was reared on Earth. Brandon soon realized that he had superpowers. He was soon able to find the ship from which he arrived, and upon discovering it, he decides to reject humanity and turns evil against it, thus terrorizing his hometown, including his adoptive parents. Announced back in 2017, fans were all excited for this movie because of James Gunn’s penning for this Horror Project.
Along with James Gunn, his cousin Mark and brother Brian had also penned for the screenplay. Brightburn was based on the concept of Superman with explicit horror. The filming of the movie took place in 2018 and was released the following year. The movie wasn’t able to impress the reviewers much. Brightburn box office collection was able to collect $32 million against the budget of $12 million. In this article, along with looking at the Ending of the movie, we will also be looking at Brightburn cast and even the possibilities for a sequel.
Brightburn: Look at the story of Brandon
The story of the movie is set in the year 2006, where a spaceship crashes into Brightburn in front of the couple Tori and Kyle Breyer. They took a look inside the ship to discover an infant. Since they were unable to conceive a child, they decided to adopt the child and named him Brandon. To hide the truth from Brandon, the couple decided to hide the spaceship in their barn.
Fast forward to 12 years, and we are now in 2018, where the ship begins to transmit an alien message that causes Brandon to sleepwalk to the barn, to the place where the ship was hidden. But when he was about to open the cellar, Tori was able to stop him. But from that day onwards, Brandon begins to exhibit superhuman powers.
One day during a trust exercise during a PE in his school, Brandon falls toward a girl called Caitlyn Connor, whom she lets him drop to the ground. Instead of helping him, she accuses him as a pervert, as she has seen him in her room at night. Brandon becomes frustrated by her accusation and crushes her hand.
That same day at nighttime, Brandon sleepwalks once again to the ship, but this time was able to get into the barn and was able to find where the ship was hidden. Even though Tori was able to get to Brandon, she was late as she saw Brandon chanting the ship’s message: Take the world.
Tori decides to reveal everything, which leads Brandon to go on a killing spree. He kills Erika Connor, Caitlyn’s mother when Erika is angry to see her daughter being hurt by him. When the police came to investigate Erika’s murder, the police came across a series of runes that were drawn on a window.
On the following day itself, Brandon continues his kill count by killing his uncle Noah by lifting and dropping his vehicle. The next day, Tori and Kyle inform Brandon about his uncle’s death, to which he had no emotion or empathy, which made the couple angry. Kyle accuses Brandon of the murder and grabs him, to which Brandon retaliates by violently shoving Kyle.
Kyle soon discovers Brandon’s blood-stained shirt and shows that to Tori, but she is not ready to believe it. Left with no opinion, Kyle decides to kill Brandon, and as part of his plan, he takes Brandon on a hunting trip in the woods. Kyle attempts to shoot and kill Brandon with his hunting rifle, only to discover that the bullet bounces off the back of Brandon’s head.
Brandon realizes that Kyle has tried to kill him. He kills his adoptive father using his heat vision. Meanwhile, a sheriff arrives at the Breyers’ to see Brandon. When Tori says that Kyle and Brandon were not at home, the sheriff shows the symbol which was found at both the scenes of Erika’s and Noah’s deaths.
Tori also happens to find Brandon’s notebook in which he had drawn his murders as well as his plan to take the world. Tori was shocked to realize that Kyle was right and called Kyle, to which Brandon answered the call and told her that he would now come for Tori. Brandon soon comes and begins to destroy his house and kill any cops who come to the rescue.
Tori realizes that the ship can injure Brandon and runs to the barn and discovers Erika’s eviscerated body. Brandon follows Tori and pursues her. Tori tries to tell Brandon how much she loves him. While talking to Brandon, Tori tries to stab him with a piece of the ship, which Brandon saw coming. He flings miles into the sky and lets her drop to death.
At the same time, an aircraft was flying through the sky, but the next day, it was discovered that the airplane was mysteriously crashed into the farmhouse, destroying the spaceship, killing everyone on board except Brandon. By the credits of the movie, we see Brandon preparing for his worldwide attacks, which were reported through news reports.
We then see Brandon being called the Brightburn by the media. We then see a conspiracy theorist called Big T discussing the Brightburn incident and tells that there is an existence of other super-powered beings and pleads humanity to take action against it.
Brightburn Ending Explained: Why was Brightburn so bad?
While superheroes were considered as the hope for humanity, Brightburn comes with a dark and horror take. By the end of the movie, we see Brandon killing his parents and becoming Brightburn, a fear-monger who exerts his dominance. By the end of the movie, we realize that there has been no one to stop him when the nightmare of Brightburn begins.
We also see the theorist Big T telling that Brightburn is not alone, but there will be more people like Brightburn. But still don’t know if they are also evil or not, but he tells that only people of his kind will be able to stop him. All these points towards the possibility of Brightburn sequel, where the director of the movie David Yarovesky, says that the sequel of Brightburn may not only feature new characters but there could be someone who come in a way we won’t expect.
Brightburn Actors: Who all will Appear in Brightburn 2?
Brightburn crew has already confirmed that there will be a sequel to this horror superhero movie, and we will see more stories of this anti-humanity superhero. Till then, we have some information about the cast of Brightburn 2. Let us look at the cast of the first movie.
Brightburn stars Elizabeth Banks as Tori Breyer, Brandon’s adoptive mother and the wife of Kyle. David Denman star as Kyle Breyer: Brandon’s adoptive father and the husband of Tori. Jackson A. Dunn star Brandon Breyer and Brightburn, the super-powered alien who gets adopted by the Breyer family, and also the title character of the movie.
Matt Jones stars as Noah McNichol, Brandon’s uncle who was killed by him. Meredith Hagner as Merilee McNichol, sister of Tori, Brandon’s aunt, and the wife of Noah. Meredith works as a school counselor. Abraham Clinkscales as Royce, Christian Finlayson as Fauxhawk, the bullies who bully Brandon.
Jennifer Holland as Ms. Espenschied, director of Brandon’s school, Emmie Hunter as Caitlyn Connor, a girl whose hand gets crushed by Brandon. Becky Wahlstrom as Erika Connor, mother of Caitlyn, who was later killed by Brandon. Gregory Alan Williams as Sheriff Deever: the local sheriff of the small town, who comes to meet Brandon as part of the murder investigation.
Anne Humphrey as Deputy Aryes, partner of Sherief, Deever, Steve Agee stars as EJ, Stephen Blackehart as Travis, and Michael Rooker as the Big T, the conspiracy theorist who reveals that Brightburn can destroy humanity and can only be stopped by the people of his kind. Along with that, Rainn Wilson makes a cameo in the movie is one of a photograph during the credits.