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The Man of Steel Faces His Most Formidable Foe in an All-New Animated Film from WBHE and DCE, “The Death of Superman”

(May 16, 2018 – Burbank, CA) – The Man of Steel meets his ultimate match when Doomsday comes to Earth – hell bent on destroying everything and everyone in his path, including the Justice League – in the all-new, action-packed “The Death of Superman,” part of the popular series of DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the feature-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting July 24, 2018, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD August 7, 2018. Order due date is July 3, 2018.

“The Death of Superman” will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack ($39.99 SRP), Blu-ray Deluxe Gift Set ($39.99 SRP), Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP), as well as on Digital ($19.99 HD, $14.99 SD). The Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc featuring the film; the Blu-ray Deluxe Gift Set includes a collectible Superman figurine; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the film in hi-definition; and the DVD features the movie in standard definition. The Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack include a digital version of the film. 

“The Death of Superman” ultimately finds Superman in a fight to the finish when the Man of Steel becomes the only hero who can stand in the way of the monstrous creature Doomsday and his unstoppable rampage of destruction. As the inaugural film in the DC Universe Movies series, “Superman Doomsday” told an abridged version of “The Death of Superman,” DC Comics’ landmark 1992-93 comic phenomenon. But with a runtime of 75 minutes, the film focused on a core, singular storyline. The new, animated “The Death of Superman”, the first of a two-part film experience that will conclude with “Reign of the Supermen” in early 2019, restores many of the moments and characters that fans hold dear to their hearts.

The all-star cast is led by Jerry O’Connell (“Crossing Jordan,” “Stand By Me”), Rebecca Romijn (“X-Men,” “The Librarians”) and Rainn Wilson (“The Office”) as the voices of Superman, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, respectively. The potent trio is joined by the DC Universe Movies’ returning voices of the Justice League: Jason O’Mara (“The Man in the High Castle,” “Terra Nova”) as Batman, Rosario Dawson (“Sin City,” “Rent,” “Daredevil”) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (“S.W.A.T.,” “Criminal Minds”) as Cyborg, Nathan Fillion (“Castle,” ABC’s upcoming “The Rookie”) as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, and Christopher Gorham (“Covert Affairs,” “Ugly Betty”) as The Flash.

Producer Sam Liu (“Gotham by Gaslight,” “Teen Titans: The Judas Contract”) co-directs “The Death of Superman” with Jake Castorena (“Justice League Action”) from a script by New York Times best-selling author Peter J. Tomasi (“Green Lantern: Emerald Knights”). Executive Producers are Sam Register and James Tucker (“Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay,” “Justice League Dark”).

“As Superman celebrates his 80th anniversary, we felt the time was right to finally tell the unabridged version of this iconic story,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “This is a landmark tale in comics history, and we wanted to bring the entire story – with all the characters and details the fans have clamored for – to animated life.”

“The Death of Superman” Enhanced Content:

Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Deluxe Gift Set, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital:

“The Death of Superman: The Brawl That Topped Them All” (Featurette) – Experience the battle between Superman and Doomsday like never before as creators of the iconic comic and the new film explore the nuances of “The Greatest Fight” with the help of a martial arts expert.

A Sneak Peek at DC Universe's Next Animated Movie, “Reign of the Supermen” – An exciting look at the next film in the two-part saga that brings the epic and emotional story of a world without the Man of Steel to life.

From the DC Comics Vault: “Legion of Superheroes, Dark Victory: Part 1” – After eliminating Imperiex, Brainiac 5 takes over his army and plans to take over the universe. With Superman thought to be dead, the other Legionnaires must stop him before it is too late!

From the DC Comics Vault: “Legion of Superheroes, Dark Victory: Part 2” – The Legion faces Imperiex in a final battle, while a traitor lurks in their midst.

DVD:

A Sneak Peek at DC Universe's Next Animated Movie, “Reign of the Supermen” – An exciting look at the next film in the two-part saga that brings the epic and emotional story of a world without the Man of Steel to life.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About DC Entertainment:

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

About Warner Bros. Animation:

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include “Justice League Action,” “Teen Titans Go!” and the upcoming “DC Super Hero Girls” and “Unikitty!” for Cartoon Network; “Be Cool Scooby-Doo!,” “Bunnicula,” “Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz,” “The Tom and Jerry Show,” “New Looney Tunes” and “Wacky Races” for Boomerang; “Mike Tyson Mysteries” for Adult Swim; “Green Eggs and Ham” for Netflix; “Harley Quinn” and “Young Justice: Outsiders” for the upcoming DC Universe. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray  and Digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards, 35 Emmy Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation). 

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