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Krypton’s Jor-El Has Been In The Show All Along | ScreenRant

A twist in the latest episode of Krypton reveals that an iconic Superman character has been a part of the show from the beginning. Apparently, Seg’s son, Cor-Vex, is actually Jor-El, the father of Superman. Surprisingly, one of the most important moments in Superman lore, the birth of his father, has already taken place.

Seg’s main love interest on Krypton has always been General Zod’s mother, Lyta-Zod (Georgina Campbell). As Seg and Lyta have been involved in a long-term forbidden romance, it seemed like a strong possibility that Lyta would end up becoming Superman’s grandmother. In a recent episode, this theory was disproved when Lyta was publicly executed by the rebel leader, Jax-Ur (Hannah Waddingham).

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In Krypton season 2, episode 7, “Zods and Monsters”, Seg and Nyssa (Wallis Day) share a moment with their son, Cor-Vex, after making another attempt at getting Brainiac (Blake Ritson) out of Seg’s head. Nyssa explains to Seg that because of everything her father did, she no longer wants her son to carry the “Vex” name. Instead, she would rather him be an “El”. At the suggestion of Val’s AI counterpart, Seg decides to name him “Jor-El” after Val’s father.

The introduction of Jor-El on Krypton carries deep meaning, as it’s an important step toward the creation of Superman. The birth of Jor-El was something that fans have been expecting for quite a while now, but it was unclear when it would happen. Interestingly, though, Jor-El has been in the show all along, but hidden in the background. Jor-El was conceived in the series premiere when Seg and Nyssa went to the Genesis Chamber to have their genetic material combined. They were shown a simulation of their son’s life, and learned that he would grow up to be a good man. At the end of the season, Nyssa took her son from the Genesis Chamber and ever since has been focused on keeping him safe.

His safety continues to be a factor, as now Seg and Nyssa have a new problem. At the end of “Zods and Monsters”, Brainiac returns by taking over Val’s AI programming and kidnaps Jor-El. The reveal that Seg’s son is Jor-El serves as a reminder that Superman’s legacy remains integral to the show. Saving their child has been a top priority for Nyssa and Seg, and now there’s a new reason why the child must live. Restoring Superman to the timeline now depends on Jor-El’s survival.

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2019-07-24 08:07:20

Nicholas Raymond

Krypton May Have Disproven Superman Grandmother Theory

A game-changing cliffhanger in Wednesday’s episode of Syfy’s Krypton may have disproven a theory about Superman’s heritage. The death of Lyta-Zod (Georgina Campbell) would mean that a different character will become Superman’s grandmother.

Like FOX’s Gotham, the Superman prequel series dives deep into the mythos behind one of DC’s flagship heroes by exploring the people who play a role in his creation. As Krypton takes place 200 years before the era of the Man of Steel, the circumstances behind Superman’s birth remain ambiguous. Seeing how Seg-El’s journey will lead to the destruction of Krypton and the rise of Superman is one of the show’s biggest draws for DC fans.

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In Krypton season 2, episode 5, “A Better Yesterday”, Jax-Ur (Hannah Waddingham) threatens General Zod (Colin Salmon) with the life of his mother, Lyta, in order to bring an end to the civil war between Zod’s forces and the rebels. Zod agrees to her demands but secretly tries to deceive her. When this deception is discovered by Jax-Ur, she retaliates by slitting Lyta’s throat. The episode ended before her death can be confirmed.

There is ample reason to believe that Lyta will somehow survive. Though her situation is dire to say the least, it should be pointed out that if Lyta were to die, it would stand to reason for Zod to be erased from the timeline. Regardless, cast members have teased on Twitter that the show will never be the same again, which strengthens the case that Lyta-Zod is no more.

Lyta’s death would be a huge moment for the show, and not just because it will be followed by massive repercussions in regards to Seg (Cameron Cuffe), Zod, Jayna (Ann Ogbomo), and more. Her potential death could debunk one theory about Superman’s grandparents. For fans, Lyta and Nyssa-Vex (Wallis Day) are the two main candidates to be Superman’s paternal grandmother, since they’re both love interests of Seg, his grandfather. It’s already known that Seg and Lyta will have one child, Zod, which would at least make him Jor-El’s half-brother. It’s possible that Jor-El too is Lyta’s son, which would deepen the family ties between Superman and Zod.

It may not necessarily come as a surprise if Lyta isn’t Superman’s grandmother, since many believed that their forbidden romance was doomed to fail in the first place. In the years that follow, Seg could end up with Nyssa — or a completely different Kryptonian woman — and she could become the mother of Superman’s father, Jor-El.

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2019-07-13 04:07:44

Nicholas Raymond

Krypton Turns A Superman Villain Into The Greatest Weapon Against Zod

Brainiac (Blake Ritson) just became Seg-El’s greatest weapon in season 2 of Syfy’s Krypton. Due to a surprising twist, the classic Superman villain and “big bad” of season 1 may actually be the key to defeating General Zod (Colin Salmon) and restoring Superman’s legacy.

After Seg (Cameron Cuffe) and Brainiac escaped from the Phantom Zone in the Krypton season 2 premiere, Seg seemingly killed Brainiac by bludgeoning him to death with a stick, but Brainiac somehow found a way to live on inside of Seg’s mind. While being hunted by Lobo (Emmett J. Scanlan), Seg and Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) found a way to get Brainiac out of his head. However, last week’s episode revealed that Brainiac isn’t completely gone: Seg discovered that Brainiac’s continued presence in his mind is what allowed him to withstand Zod’s brainwashing device.

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In Krypton season 2, episode 5, titled “A Better Yesterday”, Seg communicates directly with Brainiac who explains that only an “infinite decimal fragment” of him still exists within Seg. Brainiac tries to help Seg after he is captured by Zod, and Lyta (Georgina Campbell) becomes a hostage of Jax-Ur (Hannah Waddingham). Under Brainiac’s direction, Seg attempts to kill Zod. After this fails, Seg is able to escape. When Zod’s men intercept him, Brainiac warns him of their exact locations, making it possible for him to kill them all before they can attack.

While Brainiac’s advice doesn’t help Seg save Lyta, it is the reason he was able to save himself. If Brainiac continues to help Seg, he can be the rebels’ trump card in the war against Zod, since he plays an unexpected role that Zod never counted on. This was demonstrated earlier in the episode when Zod experiences a rare moment of confusion. Zod couldn’t understand how the “Somatic Reconditioning” program failed to work on Seg. As long as Brainiac being alive in Seg’s mind remains a secret, Zod will remain at a disadvantage.

It remains to be seen how Seg’s allies will respond when they learn the truth about Brainiac as Krypton season 2 progresses. No one will want to trust the alien who threatened their entire civilization. Of course, it’s true that despite Brainiac’s usefulness, he cannot be trusted. Brainiac may be an ally for now, but that will surely change if Brainiac acquires a new host. Until then, it will be interesting to see how Brainiac’s alliance with Seg plays out, now that Seg’s greatest enemy is suddenly the only person who can help him take down Zod.

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Krypton season 2 continues Wednesdays at 10pm on Syfy.


2019-07-10 08:07:12

Nicholas Raymond

Krypton Season 1 Releases On DC Universe Next Week Ahead Of Season 2 Premiere

The first full season of Syfy’s live-action Superman prequel Krypton is coming to DC Universe next week. Although Netflix is currently the king of the streaming wars, there is more competition arriving all the time. One of the new streaming services to launch last year was Warner Bros.’ DC Universe.

The digital service provides a much larger variety of activities for subscribers than a traditional streaming service, as DC fans can read digital versions of old comics, buy merchandise, and chat with fellow DC fanatics. However, one of the primary selling points of the service is the near complete library of DC content that it has to offer. DC Universe is the home of original live-action series’ like Titans, continuations with Young Justice: Outsiders, and decades of old movies and TV shows. The library of content is always growing, such as the addition of the original Shazam TV show, and now another one is on the way.

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DC Universe announced today at WonderCon that season 1 of Krypton will be made available on the service starting next week. All 10 episodes of the first season will be streamable starting April 5 to all subscribers. The arrival of the David Goyer and Cameron Welsh executive produced show comes ahead of Krypton‘s season 2 debut, which will happen sometime this summer.

The first season of Krypton debuted last year on Syfy, telling the story of Superman’s grandfather Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe). The show is taking its own approach to the DC mythology, as DC characters like Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) and Brainiac (Blake Ritson) have appeared, along with General Zod (Colin Salmon). The first season surprised many who have already checked it out, and it being made available on DC Universe will give those who missed it a chance to catch up before season 2 arrives.

Just like season 1, Krypton season 2 is set to further expand the universe and use more characters familiar to DC fans. The biggest new addition is Lobo, who will be played by Emmett J. Scanlan. The super villain has already been featured several times in promotional photos for the season, giving fans an early look at how Krypton plans to bring him to life. He is just the beginning of the new surprises the show has in store, as a recently revealed Krypton season 2 teaser trailer offered a look at another classic Superman villain who will appear. With plenty of excitement in store for season 2, Krypton‘s nearing availability on DC Universe is an easy way to check out the series or revisit it.

MORE: What To Expect From Krypton Season 2

Krypton season 1 makes its DC Universe debut on Friday April 5.

Source: DC Universe


2019-03-29 06:03:40

Cooper Hood

What To Expect From Krypton Season 2

Krypton season 2 is officially happening, so what can DC fans expect from the next chapter in the Superman prequel story? Syfy’s Krypton TV series goes back in time 200 years and follows Seg-El, the Man of Steel’s grandfather, starring English actor Cameron Cuffe in the main role.

Krypton is co-produced by David S. Goyer, the writer-producer of films like Blade II, Blade: Trinity, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the upcoming Masters of the Universe. Back in 2014, Goyer first began developing Krypton season 1 and filming officially began in 2017. By March 2018, Krypton season 1 finally premiered on Syfy. So, it’s been a long journey for Krypton thus far, and fans are clamoring for new episodes after Krypton season 1 concluded in May 2018.

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Krypton season 1 ended by raising the stakes for Krypton, connecting the dots to Superman and DC’s future, and teasing General Zod as the new main villain for season 2. So, with Krypton season 2 officially on the way, when will it release and what can fans expect from it when it does?

Krypton Season 2 Release Date Info

One day before Krypton season 1’s finale aired, Syfy officially ordered Krypton season 2. Given that the Superman prequel had “the most-watched season for any scripted series on the network since Defiance in 2015,” the season 2 renewal made perfect sense for Syfy. As of now, Krypton season 2 doesn’t have an exact premiere date, though it’s expected to arrive sometime in 2019. Krypton season 1 premiered in March 2018, but given that Krypton season 2 wrapped in filming in March 2019, it seems that the show will miss the spring season this year. However, with a dearth in Syfy’s programming at the moment, Krypton season 2 will ideally release in summer 2019 – most likely sometime in June or July. This would give the show less competition as well.

Krypton Season 2 Story Details

In the Krypton season 1 finale, the concept of re-writing history in order to arrive at a familiar Superman origin story began to take shape. For Krypton season 2, the story jumps ahead five months after Seg-El enters The Phantom Zone, with Zod now in control. The Krypton season 2 teaser trailer that recently released offers a look at Doomsday, yet another threat for Seg-El, and even for Zod. Of course, Krypton fans already know that Lobo is in the mix, too. The impending arrival of Lobo is significant for Syfy, as the character’s Krypton season 2 inclusion marks his live-action franchise debut. Since Krypton is essentially about Superman in a roundabout way, Krypton season 2 will detail how the Man of Steel’s legacy is re-established.

Krypton Season 2 Cast

In Krypton season 2, Cuffe will return as the series protagonist Seg-El, while Emmett J. Scanlon joins the cast as the aforementioned Lobo. In addition, Brainiac remains part of the story, so audiences can expect Blake Ritson to return as the supervillain as well. Additionally, series regulars from season 1 are scheduled to return for Krypton season 2, such as Colin Salmon as Zod, Georgina Campbell as Lyta-Zod, Shaun Sipos as Adam Strange, Wallis Day as Nyssa-Vex, and Ann Ogbomo as Jayna-Zod.

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2019-03-27 03:03:07

Q.V. Hough

Krypton Season 2 Teaser Offers New Look at Doomsday

SYFY has released a new teaser trailer for season 2 of its Superman prequel series Krypton, and it shows plenty of baddies ready to make things difficult, including the one and only Doomsday. The series premiered in 2018, offering viewers a glimpse into the sometimes brutal life on the planet that Kal-El would’ve called home. It also ofered up a clever time-travel twist that turned the series into something a bit more than a simple prequel, as Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), is tasked with ensuring his grandson (who’s not even a glimmer in his unborn father’s eye) fulfills his destiny as the universe’s greatest hero. 

One good turn deserves another, as the saying goes, which means the series, which is executive produced by David Goyer (Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice) didn’t stop there. Instead, it also introduced a time-traveling Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) as well as an out-of-time General Zod (Colin Salmon). The latter, of course, has his eye on the ultimate prize: ensuring the dominance of his family line and preventing the House of El from achieving its rather notable claim to fame. On top of everything, Krypton also introduced a planet eating Brainiac (Blake Ritson) as the season’s other, other Big Bad. 

That was until a post-credits scene during the season 1 finale revealed Krypton was hiding something really dangerous: the beast that once killed Superman himself. The Doomsday tease was a smart way to ensure viewers return to see how that reveal will play out in season 2, especially after it was announced that Doomsday, Braniac, and Zod will also have to share the screen with everyone’s favorite bastich — or the Last Czarnian, which ever you prefer — Lobo (Emmett J. Scanlan). While it seems SYFY is saving Lobo for another trailer, the cabler is not the lest bit shy about showing Doomsday in action in the all-new teaser. Check it out below: 

As far as teasers go, this one is pretty effective. The question of how best to sell the story of Superman’s grandpa is not an easy one to answer. SYFY opted for Game of Thrones meets Blade Runner for season 1, but now that the series is basically pulling from DC Comics toy box, it might as well go whole hog. And since this version of Doomsday follows in Braniac’s footsteps in terms of being more comic’s accurate than, say, his representation in the aforementioned BVS, it would seem the network has its marking for the new season all figured out. 

It’s still anyone’s guess as to how well the character will fit into the overall storyline, and what, if anything can be done by the people of Krypton to stop what is essentially the ultimate destructive force. It would seem that the show is rather confident in what it has planned, so audiences will just have to wait and see. 

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Krypton season 2 will air sometime in 2019.


2019-03-20 04:03:01

Kevin Yeoman