Published on February 25th, 2020 | by Mark Poliner5
Superman: Red Son Premiere
We got a chance to cover the Premiere and we will have interview video and a review up soon. For now; here are some photos from the event.
Jason Isaacs (Kal-El)
Sasha Roiz (Hal Jordan)
Travis Willingham (Superior Man)
Amy Acker (Lois Lane)
Phil Morris (James Olsen)
Phil LaMarr (John Stewart)
Cast and Creative
Bruce Timm (Writer)
Sam Liu (Director/Producer)
Roger Craig Smith (Batman)
Last night I had the pleasure to attend the world premier of the animated move Superman: Red Son.
Superman: Red Son is an animated direct-to-video adaptation of the 2003 DC comic, Elseworlds by Mark Millar. The comic and movie are premised on the idea that the spaceship carrying Kal-El lands in Stalinist Russia instead of the Kents’ farm in Kansas.
The film features the voice talents of Jason Isaacs as Kal-El, Amy Acker as Lois Lane, Diedrich Bader as Lex Luthor, Phil Morris as James Olsen, Phil LaMarr as John Stewart (Green Lantern), Vanessa Marshall as Wonder Woman, Roger Craig Smith as Batman, Paul Williams as Braniac, and William Salyers as Joseph Stalin.
The film is a faithful adaptation of the original comic. Anyone familiar with the DC universe, whether they read the Millar comic or not, will enjoy this film.
Superman champions a Soviet idealism. From his conflicts when he learns of Stalin’s oppressions, to the time he realizes he is as oppressive as Stalin was, this movie is full of poignant moments of moral conflict as Superman realizes the results of his idealism.
Other DC characters appear. Batman is a lone fighter, waging a war against the Soviet State that purged his parents. Lois Lane is married to Lex Luthor, who is the head of America’s military operations. Wonder Woman is the ambassador to the Soviet Union from Themyscira. Test pilot Hal Jordan leads an elite Air Force squadron fitted with the Green Lantern rings.
Superman: Red Son is available for download on Feb. 25, 2020, and the Blu-ray and 4K UHD will be available on March 17, 2020.