When the Death of Superman was released it was a nationwide phenomenon and now almost 25 years later we get to see it return, this time on the big screen. We have Jerry O’Connell and Rebecca Romjin to thank for bringing one of the most classic couples together. Voicing Superman and Lois lane is a tall order and thankfully we got to pick the actors brains about what is was like to voice these characters.
O’Connell was honored to be chosen for this role and knew going into this project that he would have to step it up and even praises DC animation for being some of the best out right now. Romjin was overwhelmed to get this part being a childhood fan of both Superman and Lois Lane and is also honored to be a part of star trek, thankfully she expanded on her role exploring the cosmos as well. It’s truly surprising that although the two are married they did not record together but that does not take away from the integrity of the union between both the actors and characters.
Light and dark, ying and yang, each force need’s it’s counter part and for Superman part of his counterpart lives Batman. Jason O’Mara helps to illuminate us on what it was light to voice the dark night in one of the most epic tales that DC has ever created. Just like Superman, Batman is a very difficult character to voice with so many expectations and incredibly previous renditions but Jason O’Mara is up to the task.
O’Mara notes how it was a little difficult to find where Batman’s voice lied in his vocal range and even more so because he needed 2 voices for both the Caped Crusader and the Playboy Billionaire Bruce Wayne. He also described how he wanted to find his Batman and not try and mimic any one else’s because of how he wanted the character to sound authentic and not simply a copy. Of course someone had to ask O’Mara who he thought would win in a fight between the two gladiators, to which he answered “the last time I had that conversation there were a couple of drinks involved” smart answer.
The Man of Steel meets his ultimate match when Doomsday comes to Earth-hell bent on destroying everything and everyone in his path, including the Justice League-in the all-new, action-packed The Death of Superman. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the feature-length animated film is the latest DC Universe movie to continue Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s tradition of debuts at Comic-Con International. Witness the film’s world premiere, then stay for an entertaining panel featuring Jerry O’Connell (Crossing Jordan, Stand By Me) as Superman, Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) as Lois Lane, Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle, Terra Nova) as Batman, Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty) as The Flash, and Toks Olagundoye (Castle) as Cat Grant, alongside the filmmaking crew of producer/co-director Sam Liu (Gotham by Gaslight), co-director Jake Castorena (Justice League Action), screenwriter Peter J. Tomasi (Green Lantern: Emerald Knights), executive producer James Tucker (Justice League Dark), and lead character designer Phil Bourassa (Young Justice) . . . plus a few surprise panelists. The all-star cast also features Rainn Wilson (The Office) as Lex Luthor, Rosario Dawson (Sin City) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T.) as Cyborg, Nathan Fillion (Castle) as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, Matt Lanter (Timeless) as Aquaman, Cress Williams (Black Lightning) as John Henry Irons, Toks Olagundoye (Castle) as Cat Grant, Nyambi Nyambi (The Good Fight) as Martian Manhunter, Rocky Carroll (NCIS) as Silas Stone, Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) as Hank Henshaw, Max Mittelman (Justice League Action) as Jimmy Olsen, and Charles Halford (Constantine) as Bibbo Bibbowski. The Death of Superman arrives July 24 on digital and August 7 on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD. | Schedule
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