Report: Warner Bros. Secretly Developing 'Superman: Red Son' Film
Written By Mikey Sutton • Editor-in-Chief • Owner
Batman villains won't be the only DC characters to be given the Elseworlds treatment.
According to a new report from Edward Lauder at Small Screen, Mark Millar's acclaimed 2003 comic book mini-series Superman: Red Son is now in development at Warner Bros. with Millar and Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class) as producers. In Red Son, Superman's rocket ship lands in the Ukraine instead of Kansas, turning him into a Soviet hero instead.
Lauder explained that this planned live-action version will also have Millar "overseeing the screenplay." While Vaughn is set to co-produce, his possible involvement as director hasn't been decided yet.
On July 4, I scooped on the 3 Buck Theater YouTube channel (embedded below) that Warner Bros. was keen on a Red Son film with Henry Cavill possibly starring. However, as I reported on October 14, Cavill's next Superman movies are being discussed to be a continuation of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. This latest information unveils how everything is progressing as direct sequels to Man of Steel would take Cavill out of Red Son. Lauder added that "One of the ideas could be to have an actor who is either Russian or had Russian heritage to play the lead role in this movie."