By now, the origin of Superman is American folklore. But there will always be a new generation that needs a new version of the story. DC Animation's latest film is Superman: Man of Tomorrow. Set in the modern-day, it's another origin story, but focuses mostly on Clark Kent's big move to Metropolis and his first major threat and alliance, with Lobo and Martian Manhunter, respectively.
Emmy winner Darren Criss (American Crime Story) takes over as Kal-El, with Zachary Quinto (Heroes, NOS4A2) as Lex Luthor and Alexandra Daddario (True Detective) as Lois Lane. Supervising producer Butch Lukic, a longtime veteran of the DCAU, gives the film a new look, moving away from the anime-influenced entries of James Tucker. Chris Palmer (Netflix's Voltron: Legendary Defender) directs from a script by Tim Sheridan (The Death of Superman).
Special features on the Blu-ray and 4K editions include featurettes on Lobo and Martian Manhunter, as well as two episodes of Superman: The Animated Series and a sneak peek at the next DC animated adventure.
Superman: Man of Tomorrow will be available for digital purchase on August 23 and on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD, as well as digital rental and VOD on September 8.