DC Animation Announces SUPERMAN: RED SON and SUPERMAN: MAN OF TOMORROW Movies
During the premiere and panel for DC Animation’s upcoming film Batman: Hush, they announced two new Superman films! Superman: Red Son and Superman: Man of Tomorrow.
We’ve heard rumors that Red Son was in development. The movie will adapt the 2003 three-issue miniseries by Mark Millar, Dave Johnson, and Killian Plunkett. The series tells an Elseworlds story that imagines a world where, instead of crash landing and growing up in Kansas and fighting for “truth, justice, and the American Way,” Kal-El ends up in the USSR in the 1950s and Superman becomes a champion of Soviet Union.
This is a great story that I’ve wanted to see DC adapt, so it’s great to see that it’s really happening. The story also features alternate versions of Batman, Wonder Woman, Brainiac, Green Lantern, and Lex Luthor in the era of the Cold War. Here’s the synopsis:
Imagine a reality where the world’s most powerful super-being does not grow up in Smallville, Kansas—or even America, for that matter…
Superman: Red Son is a vivid tale of Cold War paranoia, that reveals how the ship carrying the infant who would later be known as Superman lands in the midst of the 1950s Soviet Union. Raised on a collective, the infant grows up and becomes a symbol to the Soviet people, and the world changes drastically from what we know - bringing Superman into conflict with Batman, Lex Luthor and many others.
Man of Tomorrow is going to be an original Superman story. It’s not based on a comic book, and the story will center on a young version of Clark Kent, who will still be in his early years as the Man of Steel. That’s all we really know about the story; no other details have been revealed. But there are a lot of superman stories and comic books to pull from for inspiration.
Both Superman films will be released in 2020.