Episode 5 of the Superman confidential podcast takes a look at recent news in the Superman family, including DC animated movies, Richard Donner’s thoughts on Brainiac, and Season 2 of Titans.

Info for Reign of the Supermen

  • In select theaters January 13 and 14
  • Releases digitally on January 15
  • Releases physically on January 29
  • Releases on DC Universe on January 29
  • New stills and clips for Superboy and Steel have been released

A combined version of The Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen to be released later in 2019

  • To combine the films and also have new footage

Early sales numbers for The Death of Supermanthe-numbers.com

  • Over $3.8 million in combined blu-ray + DVD sales in opening week
  • Over $6 million in total sales so far
  • Comparison – Son of Batman opened with $2.6 million in sales, Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay opened with $1.2 million in sales
  • Does not count digital sales

Details for Justice League vs. Fatal Five animated movie announced – The Hollywood Reporter

  • George Newbern (Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, Superman vs. the Elite, and Injustice) will return to voice Superman
  • To be executive produced by Bruce Timm
  • Synopsis – “Justice League vs. The Fatal Five finds the fate of the earth hanging 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. With her unwilling help, they aim to free remaining Fatal Five members Emerald Empress and Validus to carry out their sinister plan. But the Justice League has also discovered 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!”
  • Will the Legion have any ties to Superman?
  • Expected to release in Spring of 2019

Director Richard Donner talks what his Superman 3 might have been like – interview with 13th Dimension

  • Talks about reading Superman and other comics when he was a kid
  • Thought the script was a parody and disrespectful to Superman, so he wanted to direct it as long as it could be rewritten
  • Verisimilitude was important – the characters had to believe they were who they were
  • Talked about continuing the series and rotating directing duties with Tom Mancewicz
  • Was interested in the intellect of Brainiac for making him a villain

Season 3 of Young Justice (Outsiders) debuted on January 4th on DC Universe

Season 4 of Supergirl will continue on January 20th

Season 2 of Titans – Showrunner Greg Walker interview with Entertainment Weekly

  • *Spoilers for Season 1*
  • Kon-El Superboy and Krypto the Superdog appear in a credits scene
  • Kon-El breaks out of Cadmus Labs “Somewhere in Metropolis”
  • Krypto has heat vision eyes
  • On plans for Kon-El in Season 2 – “It’s still brewing. What I can say is that we still want to take the same dimensionalized and psychologically grounded approach that we do with the other characters and apply that same pressure to Conner Kent and see what shakes out when you put a character like that through that test. You know, questions of identity, questions of powers, questions of your place in the universe. These are all questions that are interesting for any kind of Superman character, and are really interesting for Conner.”

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