When fans pick up the animated sequel Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 on Blu-ray and DVD starting January 29, they will also get an early look at Superman: Unbound, which debuts on Blu-ray and DVD later this spring. Today, we have the first two photos from Warner Bros. Animation's latest superhero movie, starring Matthew Bomer (White Collar) as Superman and Castle stars Stana Katic and Molly C. Quinn as Lois Lane and Supergirl. Take a look at these photos featuring all three characters, then read on to see what producer James Tucker had to say about this new adventure.
The story is based on a 2008 Action Comics story line written by Geoff Johns, where the Man of Steel battles Braniac (Fringe's John Noble), who has the ability to destroy entire planets. This villain also keeps souvenirs, shrinking one entire city down to fit in a bottle. Here's what James Tucker had to say about Superman's nefarious nemesis.
"He's the ultimate collector. He says what he's doing is the name of science and ultimate knowledge, but really he just wants stuff and he doesn't want anyone else to have access to it."
The executive producer also spoke about how Matthew Bomer slid into this iconic character with ease.
""He had a jovial energy that was a little counter to what we usually do with Superman. But he also had that decency in his voice that Superman really needs no matter which way you go with him."
He also had high praise for John Noble as Brainiac.
"I could listen to him all day. John had a lot of energy and he really got into the psychology of what was motivating Brainiac. He brought a level of intelligence, but also that slight bit of crazy that a super villain needs to have under the surface to make him compelling."
Warner Bros. has not announced exactly when Superman: Unbound will debut on Blu-ray and DVD, so stay tuned.