Defender of the Universe
- Sep 7, 2004
I can't believe that in 13 years I never came across this article interviewing Curt Geda about the movie: Director Talks Superman: Brainiac Attacks | Animation Magazine. This article declares the film to be "a feature length continuation of the popular 1996 show, Superman: The Animated Series".
But regardless, something that I've always maintained is that if a person doesn't want to treat this movie as a part of the show, then why maintain that any thing of part of the DCAU? Maybe tomorrow someone will decide that Mystery of the Batwoman isn't a part of DCAU. Barbara Gordon had already graduated college when TNBA started. Yet, somehow in MOTB, she's magically in college again. Or someone will disregard the Static Shock crossovers, so that they can claim that show isn't a part of the DCAU. This is why I say that the statement of the movie being "not in continuity" means nothing to me. Like it or not, it's a Superman: The Animated Series movie, whether it fits in with the continuity of the show or not.
I read the link, and to be fair, the description of being a continuation was not the words of the interviewee, Curt Geda. That could be the writer's interpretation of the situation, which could be right or wrong.
My personal take is that Brainiac Attacks occurs in a similar-but-different parallel universe to the one in the animated series. Or it's something like other cartoon universes like Tom & Jerry where the events of one episode have little to nothing to do with another episode.