Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Superman Doomsday

Superman Doomsday Trailer

I cannot wait for this!

I have the original Superman Doomsday graphic novels (somewhere), and eagerly read the story when it first came out around 1993 starting with "Death of Superman", then "A World Without Superman", and then the return of the Man of Steel. This Direct to DVD movie follows all three major plot lines from the comics, covering three years of comic continuity.

There are changes from the source material, however.

Doomsday doesn't beat the snot out the Justice League before tangling with Big Blue. And, we will not see the four pretenders who take up Supes' mantle (Cyborg Superman, Steel, Superboy, and Last Son of Krypton). Those two are the biggest deviations. Apparently, in this version, Superman is the only hero on Earth.

The DVD will also be PG-13, so expect more visceral violence than in previous DC animations. It should be interesting to see what they show and do.

Villains in the DVD will be Lex Luthor, Doomsday, and Superman himself. (He fights his darker side). Toyman is also listed on imdb.

Casting includes Adam Baldwin as Superman, James Marsters as Lex Luther, Anne Heche as Lois Lane, and a few other voices you might recognize from numerous voice overs in animation.

I have high hopes for this movie. It has got to be better than the enjoyable, yet lackluster Superman Returns. We'll find out in a couple of months.

Superman Doomsday will be available on 8.17.07

You can see more at the Official Superman Doomsday Website!


Worship City said...

You know us comic book dorks are getting to be so cool and popular lately :)
I'm kind of dissapointed that they won't follow the 4 pretenders. I remember hating that and then enjoying it later and would like to see how they would have done that in a movie. Regardless, looks like a must have addition to my dorkdom :)

Jason said...

I should be paying more attention to your blog considering you have posted on things that have been in my hopper for two weeks. Way to keep me on my toes. By the way, what superhero to you like best?

Raivynn said...

I'll do a blog post about my favorite super-heroes, and why in the next day or so. Most likely for the August 7th, 2007 post. no later than the 8th. ~.^

gotta keep you in some suspense, don't I?