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Superman: Red Son (2020)

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What if baby Kal-El's rocket landed, not in Kansas, but in the Soviet Union? That is the premise of this Elseworld's tale from DC Comics.

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Sam Liu

Writers:

J.M. DeMatteis (screenplay), Mark Millar (graphic novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Isaacs ... Superman (voice)
Amy Acker ... Lois Lane (voice)
Diedrich Bader ... Lex Luthor (voice)
Vanessa Marshall ... Wonder Woman (voice)
Phil Morris ... James Olsen (voice)
Paul Williams ... Brainiac (voice)
Greg Chun ... Ambassador Lee (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... John Stewart / Ron Troupe / Gulag Guard (voice)
Jim Meskimen ... John F. Kennnedy / Dwight D. Eisenhower (voice)
Sasha Roiz ... Hal Jordan (voice)
William Salyers ... Joseph Stalin / Jack Ryder (voice)
Roger Craig Smith ... Batman (voice)
Jason Spisak ... Dimitri (voice)
Tara Strong ... Young Superman (voice)
Anna Vocino ... Tour Guide (voice)
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What if baby Kal-El's rocket landed, not in Kansas, but in the Soviet Union? That is the premise of this Elseworld's tale from DC Comics.

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An alternate reality, a Soviet Superman! See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violent content, bloody images, suggestive material, language, thematic elements and some smoking. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Svetlana, this story's version of Lana Lang, was known as Lana Lazarenko in the "Red Son" comic. See more »

Goofs

The American flags are hung incorrectly when Lex Luthor resigns. The Union should be on the viewer's left. See more »

Quotes

Wonder Woman: I come from an island of all women. Work it out for yourself.
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Nowhere Near the Brilliance of the Source Graphic Novel
25 February 2020 | by jonaqpetlaSee all my reviews

The animation was emotionless, the story was forced into a mere 84 minutes. The source material was so rich, so brilliant, that I couldn't believe I was witnessing this dumpster fire. The motives and character didn't come through, simply due to lack of time, and just bad dialogues. The final punchline, for example, was ruined by the verbosity. A TV Series could have done the material justice, because novels are best approximated by series and movies follow the structure of short stories more closely. Brilliant story, ruined by bad adaptation, I recommend people to try the graphic novel instead, and not to think of the novel lowly due to this movie.

I could have been a little biased because I've read the source material. I'm sorry, if that has colored my judgement.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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