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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

"All-Star Superman" Gets Set to Take Flight

DC Comics/Warner Home Video has announced the next in their series of DC Universe original animated movies. The classic story getting the DVD treatment this time is Grant Morrison’s “All-Star Superman.”

James Denton (“Desperate Housewives”) will voice Superman, with Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”) as Lois Lane, Anthony LaPaglia (“Without a Trace”) as Lex Luthor, Ed Asner as Perry White, Frances Conroy (“Six Feet Under”) as Ma Kent and Matthew Gray Gubler (“Criminal Minds”) as Jimmy Olsen.

In the story, based on the Eisner Award-winning DC Comics series/graphic novel, Superman rescues an ill-fated mission to the sun, but in the process is oversaturated by radiation, accelerating his cell degeneration. Knowing his end is near, Superman finally tells Lois the truth, confronts Lex, and does whatever he can to ensure Earth is safe when he’s gone.

The 2-Disc Special Edition of the DVD will feature a sneak peek at the next DC Universe movie, “Green Lantern: Emerald Knights.” It will also have a featurette looking at Superman now and two episodes from “Superman: The Animated Series.” The Blu-Ray combo pack adds a conversation with Grant Morrison, audio commentary from producer/director Bruce Timm and Grant Morrison and a digital comic book.

“All-Star Superman” hits stores February 22, 2011.

Photo Credit: DC Comics