DC Films President Walter Hamada has debunked the rumors that a live-action adaptation of Superman: Red Son was in the works.
Earlier today, the DC Fandom heald its Multiverse 101 panel where various things were discussed. This included the reveal that the CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event would affect the films as well as the fact that more spinoff solo films like Joker were in the works. Unfortunately, it looks like Superman: Red Son will not be among them.
Superman: Red Son is a 2003 Elseworld story by Mark Millar that follows a version of Superman who landed in the Soviet Union instead of Kansas. The story involves his adventures as the leader of the Soviet Union and his conflicts with Lex Luthor. While an animated version of the film had already been produced, it had been rumored that a live-action version of the comic was in the works. Sadly, during the Multiverse 101 panel, Walter Hamada debunked this rumor.
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Here is the synopsis for the animated film, Superman: Red Son:
Based on DC’s famed Elseworlds tale from 2003, Superman: Red Son takes place in an alternate reality where the spaceship bearing the last survivor of Krypton crash lands – not in rural Kansas, but in Stalinist Russia. Can this Cold War-era Earth survive the coming of a Soviet Superman?
Superman: Red Son features the voice talents of Jason Isaacs as Superman, Diedrich Bader as Lex Luthor, Amy Acker as Lois Lane, Vanessa Marshall as Wonder Woman, Phil Morris as James Olsen, Paul Williams as Brainiac, Roger Craig Smith as Batman, Sasha Roiz as Green Lantern / Hal Jordan, Phil LaMarr as Green Lantern / John Stewart, William Salyers as Stalin, Jim Meskimen as JFK, Travis Willingham as Superior Man, and Winter Ave Zoli as Svetlana.
Superman: Red Son is available now on digital and Blu-Ray. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of Superman and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.