After premiering Gotham By Gaslight, DC animation legend Bruce Timm revealed that he’s eyeing a classic Superman story for his next animation project.
Speaking with reporters (via Comicbook.com) during a Q and A session during Gotham By Gaslight’s premiere, Timm revealed that the next Elseworld story he’d like to tackle is Superman: Red Son.
Superman: Red Son was written by Mark Millar, who penned all three issues of the miniseries.
Millar’s Red Son imagines a DC universe where Kal-El’s rocket didn’t land in Kansas but instead landed in the Soviet Union during the height of the cold war. This change of location led to various changes in the DC universe, which included Superman allowing the Soviet Union to conquer the Amazonians and Batman becoming a guerrilla fighter.
Timm stated that the creation of Superman: Red Son is contingent on the success of Gotham By Gaslight. If Batman’s solo Victorian Era story is a success, Timm is hoping Warner Bros. backs his idea for Red Son.
Batman: Gotham By Gaslight hits digital on January 23rd and Blu-ray on February 6th.
B-List DC Comics Characters Who Deserve Their Own Movies
DC Comics are ripe of amazing characters with potential. If Marvel can successfully make an Iron Man movie, something that was considered a bad idea at the time due to the character’s unpopular status, then DC can do something similar with a different character. Batman and Superman are great, but they don’t deserve all the attention in this fascinating universe.
With so many DC-themed movies on the horizon over at Warner Brothers, it makes sense for producers to dig through back issues to search for interesting stories about characters who aren’t necessarily known by the full public to adapt. There are no such thing as bad characters — sometimes certain writers just aren’t able to bring out the character’s full potential in various stories. Even the best heroes and villains can have bad movies (I’m looking at you Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), so all these characters need is a strong, passionate filmmaker to come around and turn them into a hit.
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