“Superman: Man of Tomorrow” Trailer Marks New Beginning for DC Animation

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.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.