Gunn takes the story around Superman, and turns it into a horror movie. He poses questions such as: what if there is an alien with special powers on our planet landed, but " the saviour of mankind was? What if he, instead, quite sinister? It is a radically new genre to " superheldenhorror’ was baptized.
In the film, we see how actress Elizabeth Banks is a witness of an alien crashlanding. Her moederinstinct convinces her to put the baby in the wreck is to raise as her own son. But it soon becomes apparent that the boy is stronger than a normal child, and that he is sent by unknown forces.
‘Brightburn’ is the first film of Gunn since he very publicly by Disney was fired as director of ‘Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 3'. The response consisted of two old tweets with inappropriate jokes, which again come to light. Other film companies have no problem with it to Gunn to hire. Also Marvel competitor DC strict on him as a director and writer of the ‘Suicide Squad’-sequel.