SUPERMAN: UNBOUND - Details & Release Date
Posted by: Bill "Jett" Ramey (Follow @BATMANONFILM)
February 21, 2013

Via a WB press release...

BURBANK, CA (February 21, 2012) A destructive force is devastating planets across the galaxy with Earth next in its sights and even Superman may not be capable of halting the terror in SUPERMAN: UNBOUND, the next entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the all-new, PG-13 rated film arrives May 7, 2013 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as a Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP), On Demand and for Digital Download. The Blu-ray Combo Pack will include UltraViolet*.

Based on the Geoff Johns/Gary Frank 2008 release "Superman: Brainiac," SUPERMAN: UNBOUND finds the Man of Steel aptly handling day-to-day crime while helping acclimate Supergirl to Earths customs and managing Lois Lanes expectations for their relationship. Personal issues take a back seat when the horrific force responsible for the destruction of Krypton Brainiac begins his descent upon Earth. Brainiac has crossed the universe, collecting cities from interesting planets including Supergirls home city of Kandor and now the all-knowing, ever-improving android has his sights fixed on Metropolis. Superman must summon all of his physical and intellectual resources to protect his city, the love of his life and his newly-arrived cousin.

The films stellar voicecast is led by Matt Bomer as Superman, John Noble as Brainiac, Stana Katic as Lois Lane and Molly Quinn as Supergirl. Additional voices in the cast include Golden Globe Award winner Frances Conroy as Ma Kent, Wade Williams as Perry White, Diedrich Bader as Steve Lombard, Stephen Root as Zor-El, and Alexander Gould as Jimmy Olsen.

Supervising Producer James Tucker also directs the film from a script by Bob Goodman.

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s conference Saturday (7/24/10) that included the cast and crew of GREEN LANTERN. Present were director Martin Campbell, producer Donald De Line, Ryan Reynolds (Hal Jordan), Blake Lively (Carol Ferris), Mark Strong (Sinestro) and Peter Sarsgaard (Hector Hammond). Below is a transcript of what I thought was the best stuff from the Q&A. And if you haven't seen the first 4 promo images for the film that were released today, you can see them HERE. Now, on with the presser...

QUESTION: (To Director Martin Campbell) Do you think that this movie is going to be a tough sale?

Martin Campbell: Its not a tough one to explain. I think its very, very clear. I think the story that we are telling -- which is the Hal Jordans story -- is quite concise. I think that the fact that he is taken up to Oa and hes inducted [into the Green Lantern Corps] and the way in which the ring works through will power. The stronger your will power, the stronger your construct. Construct being whatever your imagination cares to create. The actual story is very simple. I know there are many complex characters and all the characters from the origin story go on to the dark side in later comics and things, but I think its very straight forward.

Q: (To Ryan Reynolds) Any Green Lantern comic book stories you particularly like?

Ryan Reynolds: Theres a lot of them. Unlike many of the comic books, its such a vast universe to this character and his contemporaries. I read a few different ones. For the most part this is an origin story so I was able to focus a little on SECRET ORIGINS, but then, obviously, our script is a much more in depth interpretation of that basic storyline. Geoff Johns described this thing as a version of STAR WARS in the DC Universe. I think that was a pretty apt description. You have so much you can mine out of this. Out of these comics and this character in particular. I think that any time youre dealing with a guy who has something unbelievable and insurmountable to overcome, it makes for a pretty interesting story. As an actor, its an interesting for me to get an opportunity to play. This guy has a very distinct starting point. Hes a bit of a fractured human being. He's seen some difficult stuff in his life. He's seen his father die. We move on to find him a little bit later in life and hes kind of arrogant, cocky and aimless. Its this extraordinary power that is bestowed on him that sort of sets him on a bit of a humbler path. It's cool.

Q: (To Ryan Reynolds) What was it like training for this film?

Ryan Reynolds: The training has just been differenttough. You want to be able to stay out of the hospital for as ">

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