Superman returns to the DC Animated Universe with yet another origin story in the all-new film ‘Superman: Man of Tomorrow’.
In ‘Superman: Man of Tomorrow’, Daily Planet intern Clark Kent takes learning on-the-job to a new extreme when Lobo and Parasite set their sights on Metropolis. Secretly wielding his alien powers of flight, super-strength and x-ray vision in the battle for good, Clark sets out to put an end to all threats on the city with the help of reporter, Louis Lane.
This entry in the DCAU looks and sounds fantastic on Blu-Ray with crisp sounds and visuals. The animation isn’t anything to shout about, but is a lot better than previously seen in ‘Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons’. The voice cast for this new entry in the Superman series is really great. We have Darren Criss as the Man of Steel himself, Zachary Quinto lending his voice perfectly to the role of Lex Luthor, Alexandra Daddario as Louis Lane and Neil Flynn and Bellamy Young as Clark’s adoptive parents, Jonathan and Martha.
Chris Palmer (‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’) is the director of the film, with a script by Tim Sheridan (‘The Death of Superman’). Producers are Jim Krieg (‘Batman: Gotham by Gaslight’) and Kimberly S. Moreau (‘Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’).
‘Superman: Man of Tomorrow’ is a great addition to the DC Animated Universe in what is assumed to be the first in a new universe. It’s action packed, has a great cast and looks and sounds great too, A fun time overall that both old and new fans can enjoy.
Superman: Man of Tomorrow Special Features
DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital
- A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie – An advanced look at the next animated film in the popular DC Universe Movies collection.
- Look Back: Justice League vs. The Fatal Five (Featurette) –The Earth’s future hangs in the balance when the Justice League faces a powerful new threat – the Fatal Five. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman seek answers as the time-traveling trio of Mano, Persuader and Tharok terrorize Metropolis in search of budding Green Lantern, Jessica Cruz – whom they need to be able to free remaining Fatal Five members Emerald Empress and Validus in order to carry out their sinister plan. But the Justice League discover an ally from another time in the peculiar Star Boy – brimming with volatile power, could he be the key to thwarting the Fatal Five? An epic battle against ultimate evil awaits!
- Look Back: Superman/Batman: Public Enemies(Featurette) – Based on the popular Jeph Loeb/Ed McGuinness comic series/graphic novel, the film finds United States President Lex Luthor using the oncoming trajectory of a Kryptonite asteroid to frame Superman and declare a $1 billion bounty on the heads of the Man of Steel and his “partner in crime,” Batman. Heroes and villains alike launch a relentless pursuit of Superman and Batman, who must unite – and recruit help – to stave off the action-packed onslaught, stop the asteroid, and uncover Luthor’s devious plot to take command of far more than North America.