DC has offered a first look at their new animated adaptation of Superman: Red Son and the full voice cast has also been announced along with the characters they are playing.
The film is an adaptation of Mark Millar‘s 2003 famed Elseworlds tale, which posed the question, “What if Superman had been raised in the Soviet Union?”
The cast of the film includes Jason Isaacs (Batman: Under the Red Hood) as Superman; Diedrich Bader (American Housewife) as Lex Luthor; Amy Acker (The Gifted) as Lois Lane; Vanessa Marshall (Star Wars Rebels) as Wonder Woman; Phil Morris (Doom Patrol) as James Olsen; Paul Williams (Goliath) as Brainiac; Sash Roiz (Grimm); Phil LaMarr (Supergirl) as Hal Jordan and Jon Stewart; Roger Graig Smith (Arkham Origins) as Batman; Travis Willingham (Batman: Bad Blood) will voice John F. Kennedy and Russia’s Superior Man, while William Sayers (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders) will voice Joseph Stalin, and Ave Zoli will voice Svetlana.
Here’s the synopsis that was previously released when the project was initially announced:
“Imagine a reality where the world’s most powerful super-being does not grow up in Smallville, Kansas – or even America, for that matter…
SUPERMAN: RED SON is a vivid tale of Cold War paranoia, that reveals how the ship carrying the infant who would later be known as Superman lands in the midst of the 1950s Soviet Union. Raised on a collective, the infant grows up and becomes a symbol to the Soviet people, and the world changes drastically from what we know – bringing Superman into conflict with Batman, Lex Luthor and many others.”
Superman: Red Son is being directed by Sam Liu (Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, Reign of the Supermen) from a script by J.M. DeMatteis (Justice League Dark). It will be released on DVD/Blu-ray and digital download during the first quarter of 2020.