All-Star Superman Animated Movie Lands Cast

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James Denton, Christina Hendricks (left) and Anthony LaPaglia have landed roles in D.C. and Warner Bros.’ latest original animated movie, “All-Star Superman”.

“All-Star” will be based on the Superman storyline from Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely, and begins with Superman (Denton) being “oversaturated by radiation during a rescue mission near the sun, accelerating the degeneration of his cells. Knowing that he has a limited time before he dies, Superman sets out on a journey that sees him revealing his secret to Lois Lane (Hendricks), giving Lex Luthor (LaPaglia) an epiphany on humanity and ensuring the safety of Earth for when he is gone.”

The award-winning storyline by Morrison has won three Eisner Awards, two Harvey Awards and three Eagle Awards. Which is a hell of a lot of hardware for the guy who came up with the “Final Crisis” mega-crossover by D.C., but I digress.

Also in the cast are Ed Asner as Perry White and Frances Conroy as Ma Kent, with Linda Cardellini, Arnold Vosloo and Matthew Gray Gubler.

It’s another in a long line of D.C. and Warner Bros. original animated movies that the partners are cranking out like it’s going out of style. Look for it in the spring.

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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Suhweet. Asner as Perry White and Hendricks as Lois Lane!!! LaPaglia as Luthor should be pretty cool too. This was a great story, but Quietly art is so-so with me. i mean everyone is overly wrinkled, or their faces seem to small to for the size of the heads. His women in particular are weird looking and very rarely appealing. But I still can’t wait to see how his style is translated to animation.

  • Online72

    I think “soft” or, “washed” describes the style of the art. I still enjoyed it very much.

    However, the story is what sold me on this series however. I liked that it was outside of all the “crisis” garbage. Just let the creators tell interesting stories. The mythos are getting too long to keep straight anymore.

  • Online72

    I think “soft” or, “washed” describes the style of the art. I still enjoyed it very much.

    However, the story is what sold me on this series however. I liked that it was outside of all the “crisis” garbage. Just let the creators tell interesting stories. The mythos are getting too long to keep straight anymore.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    I loved the story. Classic Silver Age story. I like Quitely art most of the time, but sometimes I see his stuff and go “UGH!! That’s ugly!” and I’m not talking about the art so much as a whole than i am at the chracter. Loved his work on New-Xmen where it fit better. JLA:Earth 2 was good, and All-Star Superman was very goood, but throughout them all i was not feeling his female character art.