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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?


The good performance of the Superman/Batman: Public Enemies release has led Warner Premiere and DC Universe to release a sequel, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, based on the Superman/Batman comic storyline "The Supergirl from Krypton". It was released on September 28, 2010 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 »


Lex Luthor: Does that mean you're willing to work for me?
Superman: For you?
Lex Luthor: Yes. You'll be working for me. But only insofar I represent the country that adopted you. And that you love. What's wrong? Was I getting too sentimental?
Superman: Luthor.
Lex Luthor: You think I'd be crazy enough to meet you with some kind of protection?
[Secret Service Agent steps in, reveals himself as Metallo]
Superman: Metallo.
Lex Luthor: Who else could stand up to you?
[Superman knocks Lex down]
Metallo: Shouldn't have done that. He's the President.
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Followed by Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010) See more »

User Reviews

Actually not all that bad...
28 May 2019 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Right, well initially I had very little expectations for "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies" given the fact it being an animated superhero movie. I am normally not overly keen on the superhero genre, but I do sit down to watch them with my 9 year old son.

Turns out that the 2009 "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies" was actually rather enjoyable. Why? Well, because it was somewhat of a step up in the right direction. By that I mean meant for a more mature audience, given the concept of the storyline, and it not just being a good guys vs. bad guys run-of-the-mill that superhero movies tend to be.

I thoroughly enjoyed Clancy Brown doing the voice acting for Lex Luthor in this animated movie, because he has such an iconic and easily recognized voice.

The animation was good, although the art style was bordering on being a bit too childish for my personal preference. But luckily the action and the storyline managed to draw the attention away from the art style for most of the time.

The dialogue in "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies" was good, and they had a rather nice list of voice actors to perform the different voices for the characters. And let's just face it, in an animated movie, the voice acting is alpha and omega.

I was genuinely entertained with the outcome of "Superman/Batman: Public Enemies", and I am rating it a solid six out of ten stars.

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29 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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