For a while, the folks behind DC’s animated movies have wanted to adapt the Superman: Red Son storyline. The Elseworlds story reimagines the Man of Steel’s mythos, depicting a Superman who landed in Soviet Russia instead of the United States. Now, an animated movie may happen…on one condition, at least.
The guys at SuperBroMovies and Bleeding Cool were both in attendance of a Q&A event following the world premiere of DC’s next animated title, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight. During the event, producer Bruce Timm says that he wants to next adapt Red Son as an animated movie. However, it would only happen if Gotham by Gaslight is a big seller, which would indicate that audiences are ready for more Elseworlds stories.
So, while Red Son isn’t confirmed just yet, it does seem to be inching closer and closer to becoming a reality. Hopefully, Gotham by Gaslight is successful enough to warrant this movie and other Elseworlds tales.
Stay tuned for more as we have it.