“Superman: Red Son” is an Elseworlds comic book story written by Mark Millar (published in 2003) which reimagines Superman’s origin to have him land in the Soviet Union instead of Kansas, America. The hit story, a favorite amongst many Superman fans, was recently pitched to Warner Bros. by director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“Kong: Skull Island”), but rejected… or so he thought.
A conversation between Mark Millar and Jordan Vogt-Roberts via Twitter has revealed that Jordan pitched the “Superman: Red Son” idea to Warner Bros. a few months ago, but was knocked back. To Jordan’s surprise, Mark Millar reveals however that he’s heard whispers that the studio is pitching the “Red Son” concept to other directors.
This thread is giving me tangential pangs of what-could-have-been for the version of Red Son I pitched that will sadly never get made. Oy.
— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) June 27, 2017
Did you hear WB pitching directors Red Son? Two diff pals in last 2 months. This truly is Putin’s America.
— Mark Millar (@mrmarkmillar) June 27, 2017
Could Millar have his wires crossed? Is Warner Bros. really considering a live-action “Superman: Red Son” film? Would this be something Superman fans would want to see on the big screen?