Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that its next animated DC movie Reign of the Supermen — the follow-up to The Death of Superman — will be released on Digital ($19.99 HD/$14.99 SD) starting January 15, 2019, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack ($39.99) and Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98) on January 29, 2019.
Together with Death of Superman, Reign of the Supermen is a more faithful animated retelling of the landmark comic-book story arc “The Death of Superman” (1992-93). An abridged version was released as Superman Doomsday, the first in the animated DC Universe Movies series.
Reign of the Supermen finds Earth’s citizens – and the Man of Steel’s heroic contemporaries – dealing with a world without Superman. But the aftermath of Superman’s death, and the subsequent disappearance of his body, leads to a new mystery – is Superman still alive? The question is further complicated when four new super-powered individuals – Steel, Cyborg Superman, Superboy and the Eradicator – emerge to proclaim themselves as the ultimate hero. In the end, only one will be able to proclaim himself the world’s true Superman.
The all-star voice cast is led by Jerry O’Connell (Carter, Bravo’s Play by Play), Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) and Rainn Wilson (The Office, The Meg) as Superman, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, respectively. They are joined by returning Justice League voicers Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle, Terra Nova) as Batman, Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Rent) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T., Criminal Minds) as Cyborg, Nathan Fillion (Castle, The Rookie) as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Insatiable) as The Flash, and Nyambi Nyambi (Mike & Molly, The Good Fight) as Martian Manhunter.
Newcomers include Cress Williams (Black Lightning) as Steel, Cameron Monaghan (Gotham) as Superboy, Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) as Hank Henshaw, and Tony Todd (Candyman) as Darkseid. Charles Halford (Constantine) as Bibbo Bibbowski and The Eradicator, Rocky Carroll (NCIS) as Perry White, Toks Olagundoye (Castle) as Cat Grant, Max Mittleman (Justice League Action) as Jimmy Olsen, Paul Eiding (Ben 10: Omniverse) as Jonathan Kent, Jennifer Hale (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) as Martha Kent, Trevor Devall (Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay) as Dabney Donovan and Erica Luttrell (Salvation) as Mercy round out the cast.
Producer Sam Liu (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract) also directs Reign, from a script by Jim Krieg (Gotham by Gaslight) and Tim Sheridan (Scooby-Doo and the Gourmet Ghost). Amy McKenna (The Death of Superman) is producer, and Alan Burnett (Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay) is co-producer. Executive producers are Sam Register and James Tucker (Justice League Dark).
“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is proud to continue the most popular Superman story of all time which began in The Death of Superman,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “Reign of the Supermen is the thrilling story of how the world reacts to the shocking death of its protector. No true comic fan will want to miss this larger than life story of the heroes and villains who rise to fill the void.”
Further, WBHE announced that due to overwhelming fan demand, the run of Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray sets has been incresaed to 70,000 units. The remastered Bruce Timm masterpiece is packed onto 10 discs (109 episodes, 2,700+ minutes!) with two additional bonus features discs, plus fun exclusive collectibles highlighted by three Funko mini-figures (Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn) and seven lenticular art cards.
The B:TAS Deluxe sets will be available on October 30 for SRP $112.99.
“As many fans and media have noticed, Amazon and other notable retailers were forced to suspend sales of Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition due to unprecedented demand for this beloved series,” explained Jeff Brown, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Television, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. “Sales surpassed our initial run of 30,000 limited edition box sets about four weeks ago and, rather than leave so many fans wanting, we implemented new production orders to accommodate the requests for this prized collection. A significant portion of those increased numbers have already sold, and all sites are accepting orders again.”