Superman: Red Son is a 2020 American direct-to-video animated superhero film directed by Sam Liu.
The starring cast includes Jason Isaacs, Diedrich Bader, Amy Acker, Vanessa Marshall, Roger Craig Smith, Paul Williams, Phil Morris, Phil LaMarr, Jim Meskimen, Sasha Roiz and others.
Warner Bros. Entertainment on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 released the trailer:
Superman: Red Son | Introducing Superiorman | Warner Bros. Entertainment.
In the Soviet Union during the year 1946, a young boy is chased by a gang of bullies. A young girl, Svetlana (Winter Ave Zoli), defends him by chasing them away. He reveals to her that he was not scared for his own safety but that of the bullies before demonstrating superhuman strength and the ability to fly. Svetlana tells the boy he can use his powers to help the country should he so choose.
A decade later, in the year 1955, the Soviet Union releases a propaganda film of an alien superhuman under the command of Joseph Stalin (William Salyers), whom the American media dubs the "Soviet Superman". United States President Eisenhower tasks Lex Luthor (Diedrich Bader) to develop a countermeasure against the superhuman. Meanwhile, Superman (Jason Isaacs) prevents a satellite from crashing into Metropolis, which leads to Lex's wife Lois Lane (Amy Acker) securing an interview with him. She shows him a top secret document that leads Superman to a secret gulag where he finds a dying Svetlana, who was imprisoned there because she knew his real identity. Enraged, Superman confronts Stalin about the gulag and incinerates him with his heat vision. As a result, Superman becomes the new leader of the Soviet Union, pledging to use his powers for good and to spread the influence of the Soviet state.
Superman uses said powers and influence to stop conflict, bring nations to the Soviet side and forge an alliance with Princess Diana / Wonder Woman (Vanessa Marshall) of Themyscira. Meanwhile, Luthor unveils a clone of Superman, dubbed "Superior Man", made from harvesting Superman's cells from the crashed satellite and remotely powered with an orb of energy before sending it out to confront Superman. The two superhumans battle until Luthor overloads the clone with excess energy, causing it to swell up and degenerate as the fight progresses until it finally collapses and dissolves. Superman is left appalled and sickened by Luthor's actions.
Here is the full cast and characters of Superman: Red Son.
The film Superman: Red Son was scheduled to be released on February 25, 2020 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and HBO Max.
The duration of the film is 84 minutes.
The film Superman: Red Son is rated with "PG-13" rating.
Superman: Red Son got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.3/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 88/100.
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