Superman: Red Son – USA, 2020 – preview with initial reviews

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Superman: Red Son is a 2020 American animated superhero feature film about baby Kal-El’s rocket landing in the Soviet Union rather than Kansas.

Directed and co-produced by Sam Liu from a screenplay written by J.M. DeMatteis, based on the graphic novel by Mark Millar, Dave Johnson and Kilian Plunkett, the Warner Bros.-DC Comics production stars Jason Isaacs, Amy Acker, Diedrich Bader and Vanessa Marshall.

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“Somewhat similar to Soviet Superman, Red Son has its heart in the right place. With an emphasis on static chatter over-energetic action, however, it just doesn’t wash out in the top tier of DC animated movies. The animation style fits well with the Bruce Timm look of the 1990s syndicated series.” Culture Crypt

“Some good lessons, and a neat alternate type of history to explore. It’s really great to see animated efforts like this doing something wildly weird and so different. It’s a good medium for this type of setup and it is an intriguing narrative.” Gamer Headquarters

“It’s unfortunate that the seriously underwhelming ending and bland animation style suck the wind out of the movie’s sails because Red Son had the potential to be one of DC’s best. As it is, it’s still well worth watching for Superman fans who want to see a different side of the character and experience a unique vision of the DC Universe.” IGN

Cast and characters:

  • Jason Isaacs … Superman (voice)
  • Amy Acker … Lois Lane (voice)
  • Diedrich Bader … Lex Luthor (voice)
  • Vanessa Marshall … Wonder Woman (voice)
  • Phil Morris … James Olsen (voice)
  • Paul Williams … Brainiac (voice)
  • Greg Chun … Ambassador Lee (voice)
  • Phil LaMarr … John Stewart / Ron Troupe / Gulag Guard (voice)
  • Jim Meskimen … John F. Kennnedy / Dwight D. Eisenhower (voice)
  • Sasha Roiz … Hal Jordan (voice)
  • William Salyers … Joseph Stalin / Jack Ryder (voice)
  • Roger Craig Smith … Batman (voice)
  • Jason Spisak … Dimitri (voice)
  • Tara Strong … Young Superman (voice)
  • Anna Vocino … Tour Guide (voice)
  • Jim Ward … George Taylor (voice)
  • Travis Willingham … Superior Man / Guy Gardner / Petrovich (voice)
  • Winter Ave Zoli … Svetlana (voice)

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