Back in July, DC Comics confirmed they were hard at work on a new animated film featuring the last son of Krypton, Superman. We were THRILLED to learn it would be perhaps the BEST of the Elseworlds titles, “Red Son.”

Based on the 2003 comic from Mark Millar, Dave Johnson, and Killian Plunkett, “Superman: Red Son” is the what-if story about the boyscout from another world landing in Soviet Russia rather than Kansas. Set in the thick of the Cold War, Red Son introduces us to a Superman who landed in the USSR during the 1950s and grows up to become a Soviet symbol that fights for the preservation of Stalin’s brand of communism. Other popular Superman characters play key roles, notably Lex Luthor, who from an American perspective can be seen as the hero of the story (so says the official DC Comics Blog).

The cast of film includes Jason Isaacs (Star Trek: Discovery) as Superman, Diedrich Bader (American Housewife) as Lex Luthor, Amy Acker (The Gifted) as Lois Lane, Vanessa Marshall (Star Wars Rebels) as Wonder Woman, Phil Morris (Doom Patrol) as James Olsen, Paul Williams (Goliath) as Brainiac, Sash Roiz (Grimm) as Hal Jordan, Phil LaMarr (Supergirl) as Jon Stewart, and Roger Graig Smith (Arkham Origins) as Batman. There will also be some Cold War-era figures in the mix- Travis Willingham (Batman: Bad Blood) will voice John F. Kennedy and Superior Man, while William Sayers (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders) will voice Joseph Stalin, and Ave Zoli will voice Svetlana.

There was also this “first look” image released (thanks!)-

Sam Liu (“Batman/Superman: Public Enemies, “”Reign of the Supermen”) is directing from a script by J.M. DeMatteis (“Justice League Dark”), and it’ll  be released on DVD/Blu-ray and digital download in sometime in the early part of 2020.

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