‘Superman: Red Son’ Trailer: Where I’m From It Stands for the Soviet Union

Superman: Red Son, the next film to be released under the DC Universe Animated Original Movies banner, has just dropped its first trailer. Check it out below.

I never read the 2003 Elseworlds comic this film is based on, but I’m interested in watching the film. What if Superman was raised in the Soviet Union? is an interesting premise and one that the film looks to deliver on.

I’m especially interested to see how Batman, Wonder Woman, and the Green Lanterns factor into the story and how this Elseworlds tale has altered their backgrounds.

Jason Isaacs voices Kal-El, while Amy Acker, Diedrich Bader, and Phil Morris voice Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, and James Olsen. A full cast list can be found here.

Plot Synopsis (from comics):

In Red Son, Superman’s rocket ship lands on a Ukrainian collective farm rather than in Kansas, an implied reason being a small time difference (a handful of hours) from the original timeline, meaning Earth’s rotation placed Ukraine in the ship’s path instead of Kansas. Instead of fighting for “… truth, justice, and the American Way”, Superman is described in Soviet radio broadcasts “… as the Champion of the common worker who fights a never-ending battle for Stalin, socialism, and the international expansion of the Warsaw Pact.” His “secret identity” (i.e., the name his adoptive parents gave him) is a state secret.

Superman: Red Son hits home video in 2020.


What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

"Wait a minute. Wait a minute Doc, uh, are you telling me you built a time machine... out of a DeLorean?"