Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the release date for Superman: Red Son animated feature film. Red Son will arrive on Digital HD on February 25 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on March 17, 2020. WBHE released the RED SON animated movie trailer on Tuesday.
DC Comics and WBHE also released a poster paying homage to the original artwork of the Elseworlds tale mini-series by Mark Millar and artists Dave Johnson and Kilian Plunkett. Warner Bros. also revealed that Superman: Red Son special features will include DC Showcase: Phantom Stranger (Animated Short), Cold Red War (New Featurette), Two episodes from Superman: Red Son – The Motion Comics, and A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War – An advanced look at the next animated film in the popular DC Universe Movies collection.
Mark Millar published the Red Son mini-series in DC Comics under their Elseworlds imprint in 2003. Superman: Red Son mix alternate versions of DC super-heroes with alternate-reality versions of real political figures such as Joseph Stalin and John F. Kennedy.
In Red Son, Superman’s rocket ship lands on a Ukrainiancollective 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 features the voice talents of Jason Isaacs as Kal-El, Amy Acker as Lois Lane, Diedrich Bader as Lex Luthor, Phil Morris as James Olsen, Phil LaMarr as John Stewart, Vanessa Marshall as Wonder Woman, Sasha Roiz as Hal Jordan, Roger Craig Smith as Batman, Paul Williams as Brainiac and William Salyers as Joseph Stalin.