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Another year, another Superman-centric original DVD animated movie. So what else is new? Supes and ol Bats have the D.C./Warner Bros. direct-to-DVD animated market pretty much covered, and after the duo teamed up for “Justice League: Doom”, the Big Blue Boy Scout is back on his own in “Superman vs. The Elite”. And for those who will be heading down to Anaheim for Wonder Con this year, you’re in luck, because “Superman vs. The Elite” will be screening at the shindig on Friday, March 16th.
“Superman vs. The Elite” is based on the comic storyline, “What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way?” in Action Comics by Joe Kelly, who also wrote the script for the movie version. In the film, Superman’s effectiveness as a superhero comes into question when a new group of super powerful crusaders, known as “The Elite,” appear on the scene. As superheroes, the Elite know no bounds, and are more than willing to kill, even on a massive scale, to stop villainy — putting them on a collision course with the ever-ethical, yet preferably non-lethal Man of Steel.
Michael Chang directs the film, with a voice cast that includes George Newbern as Superman, Pauley Perrette as Lois Lane, Robin Atkin Downes as Manchester Black, the leader of The Elite, with David Kaufman as cub scout reporter Jimmy Olsen.
Besides the World Premiere of the film at Wonder Con, there will also be a panel, so look out for that as well, kids. Then look for the film sometime in 2012. Until then, here are three images from the movie.