Death of Superman

Warner Bros. Releases First Clip From “Reign Of The Supermen,” Announces Bi-Coastal Premieres

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation have released the first clip from the forthcoming DC Universe Movie title Reign of the Supermen, the sequel to the 2018 Death of Superman animated feature. The clip spotlights the arrival of Superboy. Reign of the Supermen will be available on Digital starting January 15, 2019, and Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack on January 29, 2019. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment also announced the bi-coastal premiere of the animated movie, with official press details available below. The clip, along with imagery from the movie, are also below.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Announces Bi-Coastal Premieres of
Reign of the Supermen
in Los Angeles & New York

Latest DC Universe Movie to Debut in LA (1/10/19) and NYC (1/28/19);
Limited Free Tickets Available to Fans on First Come, First Served Basis

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment proudly presents the bi-coastal premieres of Reign of the Supermen, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Movies, at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills on January 10, 2019 and at the Directors Guild of America in New York on January 28, 2019. Filmmakers and members of the voice cast will attend the events for red carpet media interviews and a post-screening panel discussion.

Executive producer James Tucker, director/producer Sam Liu, character designer Phil Bourassa, writers Jim Krieg & Tim Sheridan and members of the all-star voice cast will attend the World Premiere festivities in Los Angeles and East Coast Premiere in New York. Additional talent participating at the two premieres will be announced as confirmed.

Both screenings will begin at 7:00 pm. The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles is located at 465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. The Director’s Guild of America is located at 110 West 57th Street in New York City.

A limited number of free tickets are available to the general public.

Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the Los Angeles event on Thursday, January 10 must RSVP via email to ReignSupermenLA@gmail.com.

Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the New York event on Monday, January 28 must RSVP via email to ReignSupermenNY@gmail.com.

The subject of all fan email entries should include which location (LA or NY) they wish to attend. The body of all fan RSVP emails need ONLY include the (1) name of the entrant, (2) number of tickets requested (limit four per entry), and (3) valid email address (again, within the body of the email text). Fans should keep their entry simple – here’s an example of exactly how the body of the RSVP email should appear:

Bruce Wayne
2 tickets
Batman@gmail.com

Tickets to the event will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email.

Reign of the Supermen finds Earth’s citizens – and the Man of Steel’s heroic contemporaries – dealing with a world without Superman. But the aftermath of Superman’s death, and the subsequent disappearance of his body, leads to a new mystery – is Superman still alive? The question is further complicated when four new super-powered individuals – Steel, Cyborg Superman, Superboy and the Eradicator – emerge to proclaim themselves as the ultimate hero. In the end, only one will be able to proclaim himself the world’s true Superman.

Reign of the Supermen is the second half of a two-part DC Universe Movies experience that began in August 2018 with The Death of Superman – the two films telling a more faithful animated version of “The Death of Superman,” DC’s landmark 1992-93 comic phenomenon. Superman Doomsday, the inaugural film in the DC Universe Movies series, told an abridged version of that comics story, but with a runtime of 75 minutes, the film was only able to focus on a core, singular storyline. The Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen restore many of the moments and characters that fans hold dear to their hearts.

The Reign of the Supermen all-star cast is led by Jerry O’Connell (Carter, Bravo’s Play by Play, Stand by Me), Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) and Rainn Wilson (The Office, The Meg) as the voices of Superman, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, respectively. The potent trio is joined by the DC Universe Movies’ returning voices of the Justice League: Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle, Terra Nova) as Batman, Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Rent, Daredevil) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T., Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Nathan Fillion (Castle, The Rookie) as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Insatiable, Ugly Betty) as The Flash, and Nyambi Nyambi (Mike & Molly, The Good Fight) as Martian Manhunter.

Newly featured cast members include Cress Williams (Black Lightning) as Steel, Cameron Monaghan (Gotham) as Superboy, Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) as Hank Henshaw, and Tony Todd (Candyman) as Darkseid. In addition, the cast includes Charles Halford (Constantine) as Bibbo Bibbowski and The Eradicator, Rocky Carroll (NCIS) as Perry White, Toks Olagundoye (Castle) as Cat Grant, Max Mittleman (Justice League Action) as Jimmy Olsen, Paul Eiding (Ben 10: Omniverse) as Jonathan Kent, Jennifer Hale (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) as Martha Kent, Trevor Devall (Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay) as Dabney Donovan and Erica Luttrell (Salvation) as Mercy.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the feature-length animated Reign of the Supermen arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting January 15, 2019, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack on January 29, 2019.







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Trailer, Press Details For “The Death of Superman”/”Reign Of The Supermen” Fathom Events Screening

Fathom Events and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have provided press details for an upcoming The Death of Superman/Reign of the Supermen theatrical screening event. Both DC Universe movie titles together faithfully adapt the landmark 1990s The Death of Superman comic event. The special double feature of the previously released The Death of Superman and the first in-theater screening of the all-new Reign of the Supermen nationwide is set for January 13 and 14, 2019. Continue below for the press details and the trailer for the special presentation.

The Man of Steel’s 80th Anniversary Culminates With a Big Screen Double Feature
of The Death of Superman and the National Cinematic Debut of Reign of the Supermen
in a Special Event This January 13 and 14

Superman’s greatest adventure – his death and rebirth – will be unveiled in a special two-day exclusive theatrical event as Warner Bros. and DC join forces with Fathom Events for a double feature presentation of the previously released The Death of Superman and the first in-theater screening of the all-new Reign of the Supermen nationwide on January 13 and 14, 2019.

As the second half of the double feature, Reign of the Supermen will be seen nationally in theaters ahead of its Warner Bros. Home Entertainment release on Digital starting January 15, 2019, and on Ultra HD™ Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack on January 29, 2019.

The Man of Steel meets his ultimate match when the monstrous, unstoppable creature Doomsday comes to Earth – hell bent on destroying everything and everyone in his path, including the Justice League – in the action-packed The Death of Superman. In the second half of this two-part landmark tale, Reign of the Supermen finds Earth’s citizens – and the Man of Steel’s heroic contemporaries – dealing with a world without Superman. But the aftermath of Superman’s death, and the subsequent disappearance of his body, leads to a new mystery – is Superman still alive? The question is further complicated when four new super-powered individuals – Steel, Cyborg Superman, Superboy and the Eradicator – emerge to claim themselves as the ultimate hero. In the end, will any of them prove to be the real Man of Steel?

Tickets for The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen Double Feature can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.

Fathom Events, Warner Bros. and DC present The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen Double Feature in more than 500 select movie theaters on Sunday, January 13 at 12:55 p.m. and Monday, January 14 at 8:00 p.m. (all local times), through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

The two-part film is an animated adaptation of “The Death Of Superman,” DC’s landmark 1992-93 comic phenomenon, and features an all-star voice cast led by Jerry O’Connell (Carter, Bravo’s Play by Play, Stand By Me), Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) and Rainn Wilson (The Office, The Meg) as the voices of Superman, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, respectively. The trio is joined by Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle, Terra Nova) as Batman, Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Rent, Daredevil) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T., Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Nathan Fillion (Castle, The Rookie) as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, Matt Lanter (Timeless, 90210) as Aquaman, Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Insatiable) as The Flash, and Nyambi Nyambi (Mike & Molly, The Good Fight) as Martian Manhunter, as well as Cress Williams (Black Lightning) as Steel, Cameron Monaghan (Gotham) as Superboy, Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) as Hank Henshaw & Cyborg Superman, Charles Halford (Constantine) as Bibbo Bibbowski and The Eradicator, and Tony Todd (Candyman) as Darkseid.

“Superman is one of the most iconic Super Heroes of all time, and this double feature event will give fans an opportunity to come together to celebrate the franchise,” Fathom Events VP of Studio Relations Tom Lucas said. “We are excited to partner with Warner Bros. again to bring back The Death of Superman and introduce fans to Reign of the Supermen.”

“Warner Bros. is proud to join forces with Fathom Events to culminate the year-long celebration of Superman’s 80th anniversary with a double-feature big screen presentation of The Man of Steel’s most heralded adventure,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “’The Death of Superman’ was a monumental moment in comics history, and these films – expertly produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC – capture the enormity of that story in terms of both action and emotion. Seeing both films, on the big screen, gives the fans another vehicle to unite and celebrate this beloved Super Hero and this landmark tale.”

About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 941 locations and 1,496 screens in 181 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), DC Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and WarnerMedia. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

SUPERMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. © 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. Theatrically, WBA’s full-length film, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, released on July 27, 2018. WBA’s TV series include Teen Titans Go!, Unikitty! and the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls and ThunderCats Roar for Cartoon Network; Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, The Tom and Jerry Show, New Looney Tunes, Wacky Races and the upcoming Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who? and Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs for Boomerang; Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim; Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix; Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders for DC Universe; Animaniacs for Hulu; and the upcoming Looney Tunes Cartoons content initiative. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).

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The Death of Superman – Article

DC Comics released the following article concerning The Death of Superman upon its release. Continue below for more.

The Death of Superman Makes the Man of Steel’s Sacrifice Matter

Out of the deepest darkest crevices of outer space, an impending Doomsday has mysteriously crash landed onto Earth, making its way straight toward Metropolis. This alien creature is leaving absolutely nothing but death and destruction in its path, but there’s no need to worry guys, Superman can handle it…right?

In case you’ve been living under a rock (no judgement, though, we’ve all been there) and haven’t read or even heard of the iconic Superman vs. Doomsday story arc, The Death of Superman animated feature is a must-watch film and an easy way to familiarize yourself with the iconic comic book event.

The Death of Superman is by far the truest adaptation of the 1992 Dan Jurgens storyline, bringing the tragedy to life in a modern and exciting new way. But in that accomplishment lies a problem: When it comes to Superman tales, the 25-year-old story of the Man of Steel’s death has proven to be surprisingly popular source material. Other movies have mined it for inspiration, notably the earlier 2007 animated movie Superman: Doomsday as well as Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, so what could possibly make this one unique from the others?

As the title gently implies, the Man of Steel might not make it out of this one alive. And while the climax lies in the great fight between Doomsday and Superman, the central focus on Clark Kent’s personal life is where the movie goes beyond the comic storyline and makes this a well-executed adaptation.

Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that Clark has a whole life outside of being Superman. He has friends, family, a journalism career and a budding romance with Lois Lane. This is a personal side of him that often doesn’t get explored in movies or even some comics.

In The Death of Superman, Lois and Clark’s relationship isn’t exclusive, and most importantly, Lois has absolutely no clue that she’s been secretly dating Superman. However, she is fully aware that Clark isn’t being completely honest with her and suspects he’s hiding something.

This creates a lot of tension between the two throughout the film—who doesn’t love relationship drama?—and an internal dilemma for Superman as he’s torn between keeping Lois safe from his secret life as a hero and being in an honest and committed relationship with her.

Of course, on the other end of the spectrum, you have Lex Luthor. Superman’s longtime adversary is an interesting addition to the film. While he initially doesn’t play a major role in the comics, he is closely involved in this adaptation and his arrogance and hatred for Superman gives him the inclination to handle Doomsday himself to gain the respect of Metropolis that Superman currently has.

Arguably, Superman’s most important relationship isn’t even with a person—it’s with that city of his. It is established early on that Superman is already an admired beacon of hope for Metropolis. Everyone can count on Big Blue to save the day. It’s something that’s just expected of him.

So, when Doomsday comes and throws Superman around like a chew toy, the citizens of Metropolis and even others around the world watch in horror as the reality sets in that their beloved hero might not survive this one. This realization ratchets up the drama and emotion, especially in one scene that transitions from mid-battle to Clark’s parents sobbing as they watch Doomsday clobber Superman on TV.

The ghastly appearance as well as the ferocious and bloodthirsty nature of Doomsday is torn straight from the comics and is sure to please fans of the classic comic storyline. Even with the combined forces of the Justice League, Doomsday remains both unbothered and unscathed, leaving the JL defeated and unable to fight any longer.

For fans of the storyline, and of Superman in general, it’s the climactic scenes where Superman and Doomsday go head-to-head in combat that they’ll be most interested in, and they do not disappoint. Superman is the only hero with enough strength and agility to fight Doomsday for hours as the sky shifts from day to night. Every punch and kick is accompanied with a massive explosion, emphasizing the godly might of the two contenders. These are two of the most powerful beings in the universe, and the immensity of the fight is on full display as they hurl vehicles and boats at each other. In a particularly cool sequence, they move the battle outside of Earth’s atmosphere, where they continue to headbutt each other as they furiously burn upon re-entry.

Superman’s perseverance and determination to keep Metropolis safe from Doomsday, no matter the consequence, makes his death so much more meaningful.

The Death of Superman gives us all of the dramatic weight, excitement and tragedy that the death of America’s greatest hero deserves. It creates a strong emotional connection between us and Superman. Most of the movie is devoted to learning about who Clark is and getting a personal inside look at his intimate relationships with his loved ones, what his fears and hopes are and why Metropolis loves him so much. This alien hero has more humanity and compassion than just about anyone else on Earth, making his death an immense loss to the world.

A final piece of advice—hang around until all the credits roll through or you’ll miss out on quite a few end credit scenes that tease the next film!

The Death of Superman is now available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD.

First Look At “Reign Of The Supermen” Animated Feature Released

Warner on Demand has released a brief preview of the forthcoming DC Universe Movie title Reign of the Supermen, the sequel to the The Death of Superman animated movie. The forthcoming animated movie, coming early 2019 from Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, picks up following the events of The Death of Superman. Four mysterious characters show up in Metropolis claiming to be the recently-deceased Man of Steel. The Death of Superman is now available to own on Digital HD and coming to 4K Ultra Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on August 7, 2018. Check the preview in the player below.

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Reign of the Supermen Animated Feature News & Discussion Thread (Spoilers)
The Death of Superman Animated Feature Talkback Thread (Spoilers)

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The World’s Finest Reviews “The Death of Superman,” New Video Clips, Images

The World’s Finest has published its review of the The Death of Superman animated feature, now available to own on Digital HD and coming to 4K Ultra Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD on August 7, 2018. In short, The Death of Superman is a worthwhile, faithful retelling of the original comic book classic that’s worth checking out. While the script isn’t able to overcome a couple hiccups with Superman’s supporting cast and relationships, it more than makes up for it in its recreation of Doomsday’s reign of terror and his epic battle with the Man of Steel. To read the complete review, click on the image below.

The World's Finest reviews The Death of Superman

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has also provided new video clips from The Death of Superman, featuring Wonder Woman and Superman facing off against Doomsday, along with four new images. View the video in the player below, with images following beneath.

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