The biggest comic book event of the 1990’s centered around the arrival of Doomsday and the ensuing fight between this beast and the Man of Steel. It led to one of the most unthinkable things to happen in the 50+ years of Superman’s history…Superman #75 – The Death of Superman!
Back in 2007, Warner Bros. launched a series of animated films, starting with an adaptation of this iconic story. It was titled Superman/Doomsday, and it covered the death and return of the Man of Steel. However, the events of this film differed greatly from the actual story, but most of us were just thrilled to actually see it brought to screen. But now, 11 years later, WB has opted to give it another go, breaking it into two parts, The Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen.
Yesterday, the studio released a short clip of Superman’s cape, torn and fluttering in the wind, an obvious homage to the cover of Superman #75, the final part of the “Doomsday!” storyline and the issue in which Superman actually died. And today, they released the first full trailer for the upcoming film, The Death of Superman.
Check out the trailer and synopsis below:
When a hulking monster emerges from an underground resting place and begins a mindless rampage, the Justice League is quickly called in to stop the colossal force of nature. But it soon becomes apparent that only Superman can stand against the monstrosity that has been nicknamed Doomsday. Battling their way throughout America, the two fight to a standstill as they reach the heart of Metropolis. Going punch for punch, Superman finally ends the threat of Doomsday as he throws one last punch and collapses forever.
The Death of Superman will star Jerry O’Connell, Rebecca Romijn, and Rainn Wilson, as well as Rosario Dawson, Nathan Fillion, Christopher Gorham, Matt Lanter, Shemar Moore, and Jason O’Mara.
The Death of Superman is slated for release later this summer on August 7th. The second part of the two-part story, Reign of the Supermen, will arrive early in 2019.