What if the Man of Steel was raised behind the Iron Curtain? So begins DC’s acclaimed Elseworlds story, Superman: Red Son, the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated film arrives – along with a new DC Showcase animated short, Phantom Stranger – from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting February 25, 2020, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack on March 17, 2020.
Based on DC’s famed Elseworlds tale from 2003, Superman: Red Son takes place in an alternate reality where the spaceship bearing the last survivor of Krypton crash lands – not in rural Kansas, but in Stalinist Russia. Can this Cold War-era Earth survive the coming of a Soviet Superman?
This clip spotlights one of those major differences in the traditional tale and this Elseworlds story — as in this iteration, Lex Luthor and Lois Lane are a married power couple. Diedrich Bader (American Housewife, Veep, The Drew Carey Show) provides the voice of Lex Luthor, and Amy Acker (Angel, Person of Interest, The Gifted) gives voice to Lois Lane.
Superman: Red Son is produced and directed by Sam Liu (Reign of the Supermen) from a script by J.M. DeMatteis (Batman: Bad Blood, Constantine: City of Demons). Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) is co-producer. Amy McKenna (The Death of Superman) is producer. Executive Producers are Sam Register and Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series).
– Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter film franchise, Star Trek: Discovery), the voice of Superman
– Diedrich Bader (American Housewife, Veep, The Drew Carey Show) as Lex Luthor
– Amy Acker (Angel, Person of Interest, The Gifted) as Lois Lane
– Vanessa Marshall (Young Justice, Star Wars Rebels) as Wonder Woman
– Phil Morris (Seinfeld, Doom Patrol) as James Olsen
– Roger Craig Smith (Batman Ninja, Batman: Arkham Origins) as Batman
– Sasha Roiz (Grimm) as Hal Jordan
– Phil LaMarr (Pulp Fiction, Justice League/Justice League Unlimited) as John Stewart
– Travis Willingham (Critical Role, Batman: Bad Blood) as Superior Man
– Executive Producer Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series)
– Director/Producer Sam Liu (Reign of the Supermen)