Warner Home Video has released six new images from the upcoming direct-to-video Superman Versus The Elite animated feature, the next installment of the DC Comics Premiere Movie ongoing series. Superman Versus The Elite – which hits Blu-ray, DVD and Download on June 12th, 2012 – adapts the acclaimed story “What’s so Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way?” where Superman finds himself dealing with a new team of heroes called The Elite and finds himself struggling with a moral dilemma.
Continue below for the new media, including descriptions of each image, with the thumbnails below leading to hi-res images from the animated movie.
Dee Bradley Baker voices the Atomic Skull.
1. The Elite at the Fortress of Solitude to issue a mandate to Superman
2. Superman recuperating
3. The Atomic Skull and Manchester Black matching eruptive powers
4. Menagerie catches Superman by surprise with a lip-lock
5. The Hat unleashes one of his mystical creations
6. Superman … angry. Very angry. Crazy angry.
Two studio-conducted interview clips with Pauley Perrette have also been released by Warner Home Video, and are available to view here and here. Both clips are in the Quicktime format. All previously mentioned content can be found at The World’s Finest Superman Versus The Elite subsite.
Superman vs. The Elite, a DC Comics Premiere Movie, is produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video. The all-new, PG-13 rated film is scripted by award-winning comics writer Joe Kelly and the story is adapted from his original 2001 DC Comics release, Whats So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way? The single-issue comic, Action Comics #775, was lauded by Wizard Magazine as the Greatest Superman Story of All Time, and ranked the epic tale at No. 21 on its list of the Top 100 Comics of the last 30 years.
In Superman vs. The Elite, Superman’s effectiveness as a super hero comes into question when a new group of super powerful crusaders, known as “The Elite,” appear on the scene. As super heroes, the Elite know no bounds, and are more than willing to kill, even on a massive scale, to stop villainy — putting them on a collision course with the ever-ethical, yet preferably non-lethal Man of Steel.
George Newbern (Father of the Bride) reprises his Justice League animated television role as Superman, and primetime television star Pauley Perrette (NCIS) provides the voice of Lois Lane. Downes steps in as Manchester Black, leader of The Elite. David Kaufman (Justice League: Doom) also reprises his Justice League TV series role as Jimmy Olsen.
The film is directed by Michael Chang (Batman: Brave and the Bold). Bruce Timm (Batman: Year One) is executive producer, and Alan Burnett (Green Lantern: Emerald Knights) is producer.
In further Superman Versus The Elite news, Warner Home Entertainment and The World’s Finest has teamed up to giveaway five Blu-ray editions of the highly-anticipated Superman Versus The Elite direct-to-video animated feature, available everywhere June 12th, 2012. To enter, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including your name, mailing address and phone number. Additionally, please label the email “Superman Versus The Elite contest.” The contest runs from 12:00am (ET) May 28th, 2012 to 12:00am (ET) June 11th, 2012. Only the winners will be contacted upon closure of the contest and recipients selected, which will happen by June 15th, 2012. Please note this contest is open to Canadian and United States residents only.
A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video, the direct-to-video Superman Versus The Elite animated feature debuts Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 on Blu-ray, DVD, OnDemand and for Download from Warner Home Video.
Stay tuned for further Superman Versus The Elite updates here soon at The Worlds Finest.
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