DC Comics has officially announced their upcoming animated adaptation of the Superman: Red Son comic series.
It was previously rumored a few months go that the cult-classic storyline would receive the animated treatment. DC has now confirmed its existence during their Batman: Hush panel, as well as its premiere on the DC Universe streaming service.
Set in the thick of the Cold War, Red Son introduces us to a Superman who landed in the USSR during the 1950s and grows up to become a Soviet symbol that fights for the preservation of Stalin’s brand of communism. Other popular Superman characters play key roles, notably Lex Luthor, who from an American perspective can be seen as the hero of the story.
Red Son will be the latest of animated films the company has been doing for many years now to critical and financial success. The DC Universe movie will be the first of a three-film lineup set to hit the digital service during 2020.
Next in line for next year is a sequel to 2017’s Justice League Dark film, titled Justice League Dark: Apokolips War. Although details are scarce, it can be assumed that the New Gods will play some sort of role in the narrative. The first outing featured the likes of Batman, John Constantine, Zatanna, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Etrigan and Black Orchid.
The final feature flick in the lineup is Man of Tomorrow, a completely original story focused on a young Superman early in his heroic career. Once again, not much is known about it other than it shares the same hero as Red Son.
Superman: Red Son will hit the DC Universe streaming service next year.
SOURCE: SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON