Death of Superman Release

It’s the End of the World as We Know It in “The Death of Superman” Trailer

One of the biggest story arcs of the 1990s was The Death of Superman, which included crossovers with some of DC's biggest titles. But as we know from comic books, and films like Justice League and the upcoming Infinity War sequel, heroes don't stay dead forever.

While loosely adapted before in the animated film Superman: Doomsday (and in Batman v Superman, I suppose), this is a proper adaptation, adhering closer to the comics. Jerry O'Connell voices Superman, reprising the role he played in the last three animated Justice League movies. Joining him are Wonder Woman (Rosario Dawson), Batman (Jason O'Mara) and the rest of the crew, as they try to save Metropolis from destruction.

Fans will have plenty of options, including DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and a collector's gift set.

The Death of Superman will hit home video on Tuesday, August 7. The saga will conclude next year with the release of Reign of the Supermen.


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.

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