Earlier this year, as part of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies brand, Warner Bros. released the direct-to-video, animated film The Death of Superman. Done in the same vein as their previous two-part adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns, The Death of Superman was meant to be the first of a duology that, combined, adapted the popular DC Comics comic book crossover of the same name. The second part will be released early next year on Blu-Ray and Digital under the title Reign of the Supermen.
After the events of the first film, in which Superman died protecting the world from the unstoppable Doomsday, Reign of the Supermen will live up to it’s title in which four characters attempt to take up the mantle of the Man of Steel. The four potential contenders are Steel, Cyborg Superman, Superboy, and The Eradicator who rise to fill the void left by the fallen hero. While this is going on, Lois Lane is left to wonder if one of these new Men of Steel could possibly retain the persona of her beloved Clark Kent.
Sam Liu returns to direct the second part and hopefully will continue to present the audience with a faithful adaptation of one of the most famous Superman comic book stories ever written. You can get a taste of what’s to come with the new exclusive trailer released today for Reign of the Supermen. Check it out below: