Warner Bros and DC are to host the New York premiere screening of Superman: Red Son, based on the comic by Mark Millar and Dave Johnson, at 7pm, March 16th at the Directors Guild of America. The film tells the story of a Superman who landed twelve hours later that originally planned, making Russia his place of impact rather than Smallville, USA. And so he grows up rather differently.
Based on DC's famed Elseworlds tale from 2003, Superman: Red Son takes place in an alternate reality where the spaceship bearing the last survivor of Krypton crash lands – not in rural Kansas, but in Stalinist Russia. Can this Cold War-era Earth survive the coming of a Soviet Superman?
Filmmakers and members of the voice cast will attend the event for red carpet media interviews and a post-screening panel discussion. Though probably not Millar as he's all exclusive to Netflix these days. But those turning up to the panel include Amy Acker as Lois Lane, Vanessa Marshall as Wonder Woman, Roger Craig Smith as Batman, Sasha Roiz as Hal Jordan, as well as Executive Producer Bruce Timm, Director/Producer Sam Liu, and Screenwriter J.M. DeMatteis.
A limited number of free tickets are available to the general public. Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the New York event on March 16 must RSVP via email to RedSonNYFans@gmail.com. And tell them Bleeding Cool sent you.
The body of all fan RSVP emails need ONLY include the (1) name of the entrant, (2) valid email address, (3) the number of tickets being requested (limit four per entry), and where you learned of this event (website name, Twitter feed, etc.). Fans should keep their entry simple – here's an example of EXACTLY how the body of the RSVP email should appear:
Tickets to the event will be distributed on a "first come, first served" basis, and fans will be notified via email. Please do not submit more than one request.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, Superman: Red Son is on sale now by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital, and March 17th on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. And of course, the comic as well.