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Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)

When Lex Luthor gets elected US President, he uses the threat of an oncoming kryptonite meteor striking Earth as a rationale to frame Superman.


Sam Liu


Jeph Loeb (comic book), Ed McGuinness (comic book) | 4 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Clancy Brown ... Lex Luthor (voice)
Kevin Conroy ... Batman / Bruce Wayne (voice)
Tim Daly ... Superman (voice)
Xander Berkeley ... Captain Atom (voice)
Corey Burton ... Captain Marvel / Solomon Grundy (voice)
Ricardo Chavira ... Major Force (voice)
Allison Mack ... Power Girl (voice)
John C. McGinley ... Metallo (voice)
CCH Pounder ... Amanda Waller (voice)
LeVar Burton ... Black Lightning (voice)
Calvin Tran ... Toyman (voice)
Mark Jonathan Davis ... Newscaster (voice)
Brian George ... Gorilla Grodd (voice)
Jennifer Hale ... Starfire / Killer Frost (voice)
Rachael MacFarlane ... Nightshade / Lady Shiva (voice)


When Lex Luthor gets elected US President, he uses the threat of an oncoming kryptonite meteor striking Earth as a rationale to frame Superman.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A meteor hurtles toward Earth. Mankind is on the brink of disaster. The president accuses Earth's favorite son. Superman & Batman are wanted. They are...

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence throughout and a crude comment | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Tim Daly, Kevin Conroy, Clancy Brown, CCH Pounder are no strangers to their roles in this movie. Conroy has done the voice of Batman in every major animated Batman series (except for The Batman and Batman: the Brave and the Bold and The Batman where he did cameo as John Grayson, father of Dick Grayson) as well as voicing the character in both Justice League and Static Shock. Daly and Brown did the voices of Superman and Lex Luther in Superman: The Animated Series, and Brown also portrayed Luther in Justice League. Pounder has voice Amanda Waller in the Justice League animated series and Batman Assault on Arkham. See more »


Superman flies up into space to rescue Batman, who is in the wrecked rocket. However, this would be suicide for Superman because the Kryptonite dust cloud and the trillions of shards of the meteor would still be floating around out there. See more »


Toyman: [of the rocket] Oh, one other thing. Back when I designed it, I was way into hero worship.
Superman: You are absolutely sure this is going to work?
Toyman: Does Power Girl have big...
Batman: Just feed it the numbers, kid.
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"Clark, what the hell are good villains?"
12 July 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Fun animated movie based on an enjoyable comic book story by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness. The story has Lex Luthor becoming President of the United States (!) and using his new authority to go after Superman. Batman steps in to help his buddy and the two find themselves pursued by their government and their friends. A solid script with nice banter and one-liners. Not as meaty as the original story but still good. There's some subtext about patriotism and the difference between loyalty to country vs loyalty to government. But, for the most part, this is just an exciting action story with lots of superheroes and supervillians and big fight scenes. Nothing at all wrong with that.

The voicework is excellent with Kevin Conroy, Clancy Brown, Tim Daly, and CCH Pounder all handling the characters they have perfected so well. In addition there's solid work from Xander Berkeley, Allison Mack, LeVar Burton, and many others. The animation is fluid, colorful, and bright. The story is smarter than it had to be, which I appreciate. It probably plays better to fans but I think the uninitiated can still enjoy it. I'm not a big supporter of the direction DC animation has taken in recent years. I loved their stuff from the '90s and early '00s but lately they only seem concerned with appealing to the lowest common denominator. This one was made after their prime but when there was still a little bit of magic left. Very entertaining and packed with action.

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Release Date:

29 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »


Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)
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