Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Superman: Doomsday Sneak Peek

Warner Home Video, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation put up a website and a sneak peek of the new original animated movie Superman: Doomsday set for release on September 18. Check it out here http://www.warnervideo.com/supermandoomsdaydvd.

The straight to DVD film purported to be a faithful, if abbreviated, of the epic Death of Superman story arc that ran during 1992-1993.

The Upshot from Warner Home Video: When the intergalactic serial killer Doomsday is unearthed, Superman meets the creature head on in the battle to end all battles. Going punch for punch, Superman finally ends the threat of Doomsday as he throws one last punch and collapses forever – making the ultimate sacrifice to save Metropolis and all those he once loved.

Produced by Bruce Timm, the force behind Justice League Unlimited and Batman: The Animated Series, and written by Duane Capizzi of the CW Network’s The Batman Saturday morning cartoon series, Superman: Doomsday stars the voices of Adam Baldwin (from Independence Day and Serenity—NOT one of the Baldwin brothers) as Superman, Anne Heche (“Call Me Crazy”) as Lois Lane and James Marsters as that rat bastard Lex Luthor.

With a PG-13 rating, Superman: Doomsday is geared more toward older kids and grown ups and since Superman does die at the end (for a while) expect modicum of graphic violence.

Superman: Doomsday is also the first of a series of Warner’s DC Universe series of animated PG-13 films written and directed by “acclaimed comic book creators and animators and featuring recognizable talent,” according to the press release.

Translation: The filmmakers are being faithful to the original source material and bringing in quality (if not quite A-list) actors to do it right. This series promises to be the closest thing to every fanboy’s dream of watching their favorite comic book come to life on screen.

Other movies the pipeline include Justice League New Frontier and Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, as well as stories featuring Green Lantern, Flash and Wonder Woman.

If enough fanboys (and girls) purchase these videos, perhaps the animated version of Kingdom Come could soon follow.

Superman: Doomsday—Sept. 18.


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