“Reign of the Supermen” Release Date Announced




The world must cope with the loss of Superman – and the sudden emergence of four would-be heirs to the title – in the all-new, action-packed Reign of the Supermen, part of the popular series of DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting January 15, 2019, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack on January 29, 2019.

Reign of the Supermen will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack ($39.99 SRP) and Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) as well as on Digital ($19.99 HD, $14.99 SD). The Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc featuring the film; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the film in hi-definition. The Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack include a digital version of the film.

Reign of the Supermen finds Earth’s citizens – and the Man of Steel’s heroic contemporaries – dealing with a world without Superman. But the aftermath of Superman’s death, and the subsequent disappearance of his body, leads to a new mystery – is Superman still alive? The question is further complicated when four new super-powered individuals – Steel, Cyborg Superman, Superboy and the Eradicator – emerge to proclaim themselves as the ultimate hero. In the end, only one will be able to proclaim himself the world’s true Superman.

Reign of the Supermen is the second half of a two-part DC Universe Movies experience that began in August 2018 with The Death of Superman – the two films telling a more faithful animated version of “The Death of Superman,” DC’s landmark 1992-93 comic phenomenon. Superman Doomsday, the inaugural film in the DC Universe Movies series, told an abridged version of that comics story, but with a runtime of 75 minutes, the film was only able to focus on a core, singular storyline. The Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen restore many of the moments and characters that fans hold dear to their hearts.

The Reign of the Supermen all-star cast is led by Jerry O’Connell (Carter, Bravo’s Play by Play, Stand by Me), Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) and Rainn Wilson (The Office, The Meg) as the voices of Superman, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, respectively. The potent trio is joined by the DC Universe Movies’ returning voices of the Justice League: Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle, Terra Nova) as Batman, Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Rent, Daredevil) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T., Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Nathan Fillion (Castle, The Rookie) as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Insatiable, Ugly Betty) as The Flash, and Nyambi Nyambi (Mike & Molly, The Good Fight) as Martian Manhunter.

Newly featured cast members include Cress Williams (Black Lightning) as Steel, Cameron Monaghan (Gotham) as Superboy, Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) as Hank Henshaw, and Tony Todd (Candyman) as Darkseid. In addition, the cast includes Charles Halford (Constantine) as Bibbo Bibbowski and The Eradicator, Rocky Carroll (NCIS) as Perry White, Toks Olagundoye (Castle) as Cat Grant, Max Mittleman (Justice League Action) as Jimmy Olsen, Paul Eiding (Ben 10: Omniverse) as Jonathan Kent, Jennifer Hale (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) as Martha Kent, Trevor Devall (Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay) as Dabney Donovan and Erica Luttrell (Salvation) as Mercy.

Producer Sam Liu (Gotham by Gaslight, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract) also directs Reign of the Supermen from a script by Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) and Tim Sheridan (Scooby-Doo and the Gourmet Ghost). Amy McKenna (The Death of Superman) is producer, and Alan Burnett (Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay) is co-producer. Executive Producers are Sam Register and James Tucker (Justice League Dark).

“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is proud to continue the most popular Superman story of all time which began in The Death of Superman,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “Reign of the Supermen is the thrilling story of how the world reacts to the shocking death of its protector. No true comic fan will want to miss this larger than life story of the heroes and villains who rise to fill the void.”

Reign of the Supermen Enhanced Content
Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital

Lex Luthor: The Greatest Nemesis (Featurette) – Evil Genius. Archenemy of Superman. Misunderstood hero? This documentary will look at one of the most renowned villains in literature and debate his ethics and motivations throughout his publication history and as the calculated anti-hero of Reign of the Supermen. We’ll also explore how Lex Luthor is emblematic of technology without limit, often demonstrating what effect unbridled power, resources, and influence can have on humanity. We’ll discuss the affinity for storytellers to associate Lex Luthor and with the field of science as they challenge our morals and integrity with real world issues such as cloning and what can happen if science fiction became science reality.

A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Justice League vs. The Fatal Five – An entertaining, insightful exciting look at the next animated film in the popular DC Universe Movies collection.

From the DC Vault: Superman: The Animated Series, “Heavy Metal”

From the DC Vault: Justice League Unlimited, “Panic in the Sky”

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of Reign of the Supermen will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of Reign of the Supermen will also feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

Reign of the Supermen will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.
Fans can also own Reign of the Supermen via purchase from digital retailers beginning January 15, 2018.

On January 15, Reign of the Supermen will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On January 29, Reign of the Supermen will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

4K and Blu-ray Street Date: January 29, 2019
EST Street Date: January 15, 2019
Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French, German
Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, German, Finnish, Danish,
Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish
Running Time: 87 minutes
Rating: PG-13 for sequences of action violence

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October 24, 2018 5:14 pm

I don’t have high hopes for this. Death of Superman was so bad, bearing no resemblance to the source material. Heaven knows what liberties they’ll take with this

October 25, 2018 8:18 am
Reply to  Bizzar-o

No resemblance? Are you sure you’re thinking of the right movie? This is the sequel to the one they just released, which was actually very close to the source material.

…oooor are you doing a “bizzaro” thing?

October 25, 2018 6:59 pm
Reply to  Randall

So in the Death of Superman comic you read Doomsday comes to Earth via a big asteroid not in a metal box? In the comic you read Clark is trying to tell Lois he’s Superman over coffee when he finds out about Doomsday & not being interviewed AS Superman on TV. In your comic the first meeting of Supes and Doomsday is Supes being slammed across the street and NOT taking the first hit like a boss. Lex Luthor in your comic manned a big robot suit to try & take down Doomsday, did he? And obviously your comic had… Read more »

October 29, 2018 8:35 pm
Reply to  Bizzar-o

Some of those changes improved the story in my humble opinion. I liked them at they replaced the ‘b’ squad justice league with the main version. Lex Luthor 2 would have been too hard to explain in an 80 minute movie. How doomsday arrived and the circumstances of how Superman finds out about him are minor changes that aren’t a huge deal to me.. although yeah I would have liked to see Superman take that first punch like a boss! I think they could have had Superman and Lois already being in a relationship. I think they changed it for… Read more »

October 30, 2018 10:24 am
Reply to  Bizzar-o

Wow so those MINOR things make it “no resemblance to the source material”? So in your comic, the JLA weren’t in it (no matter who was in it) and never went at Doomsday alone at first? In your comic: Doomsday didn’t just kill and have the fight march toward Metropolis, no one attempted to help Superman at all (be it Cadmus, Supergirl, or Luthor), Superman never broke from the fight to help someone, He didn’t get increasingly tired as the fight wore on while Doomsday seemed fine until the very end, Lois didn’t hold Superman at the end, Superman wasn’t… Read more »

October 24, 2018 9:20 pm

I can’t wait to see this movie! It’s going to be fun to watch.

October 25, 2018 5:47 am

I’m really looking forward to this. “Death Of Superman” was good. So I really can’t wait to see “Reign Of The Supermen.” It’s going to be interesting to see how these 4 different Supermen interact with each other.

October 25, 2018 8:16 am

“Tony Todd (Candyman) as Darkseid.”
Wait…what? So is Darkseid taking the place of Mongul then? Cause I’m ok with that if that’s the case.

October 25, 2018 10:42 am
Reply to  Randall

I like this twist as well. It frees the storytellers up from the Coast City/Green Lantern aspect… Hal doesn’t deserve that punishment. Though, I know some purists will hate any alteration from the source material.

Very much looking forward to this movie… this is a great change from the Doomsday movie that came out a few years back. Ugh.

October 26, 2018 10:22 am

Thumbs up for everyone because it’s Friday. Happy weekend everyone.


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October 27, 2018 2:19 pm

I as well look forward to see this. Not everything has to be comic accurate but definitely remain faithful to the source material with minor changes here and there.

Ooohhhhh I’m so gonna be hated for this comment. :-p

October 27, 2018 3:28 pm
Reply to  Kal-Ed

I give you a thumbs up for your comment Kal-Ed.

October 28, 2018 12:50 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

Same to you amigo. Mega two thumbs up.

October 29, 2018 8:30 pm
Reply to  Kal-Ed

I actually like that they fixed the Justice League being the the ‘A’ Squad and not guy Gardner and friends. That always bugged me about the story.

October 30, 2018 8:09 pm
Reply to  sundevil82

Ha! That’s what I thought too. They were like the bench players coming into the 4th quarter of an NBA game. Although I would have loved to see Guy Gardner being tossed around by Doomsday like a ragdoll and telling Superman that he’ll get off his ambulance gurney and kick his butt if he doesn’t stop Doomsday.