According to RevengeoftheFans.com, Warner Bros. Animation is set to announce they are adapting Mark Millar’s “Superman: Red Son” as an animated movie.
Released in 2003, “Superman: Red Son” is an Eisner Award-winning graphic novel written by Mark Millar and drawn by Dave Johnson and Kilian Plunkett. The story took readers back in time to the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union where Superman is fighting for the Communists. In this alternate universe, Superman lands in Russia rather than the United States and grows to become the Soviet Union’s greatest weapon as the world is transformed into a communist state opposed only by a crumbling capitalistic America and its President Lex Luthor. As Superman stands on the brink of ultimate power, three heroes, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern, each make a valiant stand to destroy the reign of the Man of Steel.
The story was once rumored to have been considered for a live-action adaptation, and was released as a motion comic in 2009. If true, it will be interesting to see who Warner Bros. casts as the voice of Superman, Lex Luthor and Brainiac for this animated adaptation.