Warner Bros. Animation has unleashed more information about the new DC Universe Animation Original Movie, Superman: Unbound. Set for a May 7 DVD and Blu-ray release, the film is based on the Geoff Johns/Gary Frank 2008 release Superman: Brainiac. The PG-13 rated pic will be offered as a Blu-ray combo pack for $24.98 and DVD for $19.98, as well as On Demand and Digital Download.
The feature finds the Man of Steel handling day-to-day crime while helping acclimate Supergirl to Earth’s customs and managing Lois Lane’s expectations for their relationship. Personal issues take a back seat when the horrific force responsible for the destruction of Krypton – Brainiac – begins his descent upon Earth to focus on Metropolis. Superman must summon all of his physical and intellectual resources to protect his city, the love of his life and his newly arrived cousin.
The film’s voice cast is led by Matt Bomer (White Collar) as Superman, John Noble (Fringe, The Lord of the Rings films) as Brainiac, Stana Katic (Castle) as Lois Lane and Molly Quinn (Castle) as Supergirl. Frances Conroy, Wade Williams, Diedrich Bader, Stephen Root and Alexander Gould also lend their voices to the project. The pic is directed and produced by James Tucker (Justice League, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) also directs the film from a script by Bob Goodman (Warehouse 13, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns).
The Blu-ray Combo Pack also offers a sneak peek at Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie, and the featurettes “Kandor: History of the Bottle City” and “Brainiac: Technology and Terror,” as well as audio commentary from Mike Carlin, Bob Goodman and James Tucker, four bonus episodes from Superman: The Animated Series (“The Last Son of Krypton, Part 1”; “New Kids in Town”; and “Little Girl Lost, Parts 1 & 2”), all handpicked by producer Alan Burnett, and a cool digital comic—an excerpt from the graphic novel Superman: Brainiac by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank.