SDCC19: SUPERMAN: RED SON animated movie confirmed for 2020

Superman: Red Son (DC Comics)

Back last year we heard rumours that DC Comics was bringing Superman: Red Son to its direct-to-video line of movies.

Following the premiere of Batman: Hush the lineup of DC execs on hand confirmed which three movies will make up the release schedule for 2020. For the first time in DC Animated Universe history no Batman title will land (as far as we know) next year. This will also be the first time two Superman titles have released in the same year.

Superman: Red Son has been confirmed for an early 2020 release. No news on casting as yet but we hope to see some of the classic cast back for this amazing Elseworlds tale.

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.”

The graphic novel was written by Mark Millar with artwork by Dave Johnson and Killian Plunkett.

Also set for release in 2020 are Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, a sequel to Justice League: Dark. No news on the lineup for that movie yet but its predecessor featured John Constantine (who was voiced by Matt Ryan), Zatanna, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Etrigan, and Black Orchid.

Last to be announced was an entirely original movie called Superman: Man of Tomorrow. Time to speculate as to what that movie might entail!


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Neil is the GYCO Editorial Chief. He has a BA in Film & Tv and an MA in Scriptwriting; he currently works 9-5 as an office manager and 5-9 as a reviewer/web designer. He has been subscribing to comics for around nine years but has been reading them as long as he can remember. Favourite comics: Batman; Nightwing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and All New X-Men Favourite films: Batman (any apart from & Robin); Star Trek Generations, Underworld, Beetlejuice Favourite TV shows: Fringe; Buffy, Arrow, TBBT, Being Human UK and Star Trek TNG