“Superman: Red Son” Animated Movie Official Press Release

Superman: Red Son




What if the Man of Steel was raised behind the Iron Curtain? So begins DC’s acclaimed Elseworlds story, Superman: Red Son, now 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.

Superman: Red SonSuperman: Red Son will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (USA $39.99 SRP; Canada $43.99 SRP) and Blu-ray Combo Pack (USA $24.98 SRP; Canada $34.97 SRP) as well as on Digital. The 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc featuring the film in hi-definition, and a digital version of the movie. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film in hi-definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition, and a digital version of the movie.

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?

Golden Globe-nominated actor Jason Isaacs leads a stellar cast as the voice of the alternate, Soviet take on Superman. Isaacs, one of the stars of the Harry Potter film franchise, Star Trek: Discovery and more than 120 films and television series, gets his turn as a Super Hero after three memorable appearances in DC Universe Movies as famous Super-Villains from the DC library. Isaacs previously voiced Sinestro in Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, Lex Luthor in Justice League: Gods and Monsters and Ra’s al Ghul in Batman: Under the Red Hood.

Joining Isaacs is 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, Academy Award winner Paul Williams (Goliath, Phantom of the Paradise) as Brainiac, Roger Craig Smith (Batman Ninja, Batman: Arkham Origins) as Batman, Sasha Roiz (Grimm) as Hal Jordan, Phil LaMarr (Futurama, Pulp Fiction, Justice League/Justice League Unlimited) as John Stewart, Jim Meskimen (Parks and Recreation, Impress Me) as John F. Kennedy, Travis Willingham (Critical Role, Batman: Bad Blood) as Superior Man, William Salyers (Regular Show, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders) as Joseph Stalin, and Winter Ave Zoli (Sons of Anarchy, Bosch) as Svetlana.

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).

“Elseworlds tales from DC’s vast library of stories have long electrified fans across the globe, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has now begun to mine these fascinating stories – first with last year’s release of Batman: Gotham By Gaslight, and now with Superman: Red Son,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Senior Vice President, Originals, Animation and Family. “Together with Bruce Timm’s animated short, Phantom Stranger, this combination of unique storytelling promises to entertain in unexpected ways.”

Superman: Red Son Special Features
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital

DC Showcase: Phantom Stranger (Animated Short) – Animation legend Bruce Timm helms Phantom Stranger as both executive producer & director from a script written by Ernie Altbacker (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract). Set in the 1970s, the short follows young adult Jess as she joins her friends at a party in a dilapidated mansion hosted by the mysterious Seth … when odd things begin to happen to Jess and her friends, can Phantom Stranger intervene? Peter Serafinowicz (The Tick) gives voice to Phantom Stranger, and Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville, Impastor) provides the voice of Seth. Phantom Stranger also features the voices of Natalie Lander, Grey Griffin and Roger Craig Smith.

Cold Red War (New Featurette) – An exploration of the Cold War through the lens of the Elseworlds classic Superman: Red Son, as Superman rises to power and tension escalates between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Two episodes from Superman: Red Son – The Motion Comics.

A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War – An advanced look at the next animated film in the popular DC Universe Movies collection.

Superman: Red Son 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 Superman: Red Son via purchase from digital retailers beginning February 25, 2020.

On February 25, 2020, Superman: Red Son will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, the Apple TV app, FandangoNOW, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On March 17, 2020, Superman: Red Son will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

4K UHD Combo Pack – $39.99 USA, $43.99 Canada
Blu-ray Combo Pack – $24.98 USA, $34.97 Canada

Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
4K Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
4K Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Running Time: 84 minutes
PG-13 for violent content, bloody images, suggestive material, language, thematic elements and some smoking.

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December 19, 2019 4:29 am

Woe, Jason Isaacs has voiced Lex Luthor! I had no idea. That’s interesting as he was my first choice to play Lex Luthor in the films. Imagine him as Lex opposite Cavill’s Superman, in a different film I suppose. That could have been so good. He has the face and eyes for Lex. He totally looks the part when he’s bald. He is masculine, physically imposing, intimidating and could definitely have pulled off a highly intelligent, conspiring criminal genius.

We got Jesse Eisenberg. In a wig.

Think about that.

December 19, 2019 1:06 pm
Reply to  Marnoman

Wig???? They actually cut his hair off when he went to jail!!

December 19, 2019 8:57 pm
Reply to  redcape

he was talking about the long hair

December 19, 2019 1:11 pm

It is amazing and baffling to me that they would put this much effort into a off the wall story line line this, good as it may be and can’t do the same giving us a “real” Superman adventure.

December 19, 2019 9:08 pm
Reply to  redcape

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Superman vs The Elite Justice League: Doom Superman: Unbound Justice League: Flashpoint Justice League: War Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Justice League vs Teen Titans Death of Reign of and the upcoming Man of Tomorrow are all straight adaptations of the main universe Superman/League stories. You could also probably add Superman: Doomsday to that list too, Maybe JL vs Fatal Five as well, I don’t know I haven’t watched it yet. As opposed to just 4 alternate universe stories involving Superman. I think we have gotten plenty of real… Read more »

December 20, 2019 1:34 pm
Reply to  JasEl

Superman Unbound was the last feature that was strictly a Superman adventure.(thought it was very good) Every time he’s placed in combo stories they always have him as a second fiddle. Unbound is a few years old and it would have been nice to get something new after all the turmoil that’s taken place. Done well or not, this communist version is to off the wall for me.

While Fatal Five was OK, don’t expect Superman’s role in it to be that major. And I’ve had it with the death angle as well.

December 19, 2019 10:06 pm

If you’re not big on New 52 that takes a chunk from the list. I tried watching War and most of the Justice League including Superman all sounded like 14 year olds trying too hard to be “badass” to me.

December 22, 2019 7:40 pm
Reply to  MattComics

That’s WB in a nutshell. Trying to be so edgy where it really isn’t necessary or wanted.