This year marks 80 years since the Man of Steel graced the cover of Action Comics #1. How do they celebrate it? With a new animated film surrounding one of the most iconic stories a little more than 25 years ago, The Death of Superman. Warner Brothers Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Brothers Animation come together to bring the newest animated film which stars Jerry O’Connell (Billions) reprising the role of Superman/Clark Kent for the 4th time and his real life wife Rebecca Romijn (X-Men) as Lois Lane.
First announced last summer, this new film revisits the 1992 comic book story by Mike Carlin, Dan Jurgens, Roger Stern, Louise Simonson, Jerry Ordway, and Karl Kessel. that saw Superman killed by the monstrous Doomsday. The story of Superman’s demise flooded major news outlets and inspiring fans to wear black armbands. The first DC Universe Original Movie, Superman: Doomsday in 2007 was constrained to a 75 minute runtime and significantly changed the story. This version will have it’s differences but be much closer to the original story and will be part one of series. Another animated film, The Reign of the Supermen, the same as the arc that followed “Death of Superman,” will tell the story of his inevitable return.
An all-star cast will join O’Connell and Romijn in this highly anticipated film. Death of Superman is set to be released on Blue Ray, DVD, and digital download this summer, followed by Reign of the Supermen in 2019.
Jerry O’Connell (Superman/Clark Kent), Rebecca Romijn (Lois Lane), Rosario Dawson (Wonder Woman), Rainn Wilson (Lex Luthor), Nathan Fillian (Green Lantern), Christian Gorham (The Flash), Matt Lanter (Aquaman), Shemar Moore (Cyborg), Jason O’Mara (Batman), Rocky Carroll (Cyborg’s father), Patrick Fabian (Hank Henshaw)