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First 'Superman: Unbound' Trailer Arrives

Get an extended look at DC's next animated film!

Marvel might have the edge when it comes to feature films, but DC is destroying when it comes to animated releases. The beyond epic The Dark Knight Returns: Part 2 just came out and now we're already getting a glimpse at the next animated feature!

Based on Geoff Johns' Brainiac story in ACTION COMICS #866-870, the story focuses on Superman (Matt Bomer) attempting to defend Earth from the classic villain (John Noble). As you can see in the trailer, it'll also include Supergirl (Molly C. Quinn), Lois Lane (Stana Katic) and the Kandor, the capital of Krypton.

No exact date has been released yet but the film is slated to come out on blu-ray/DVD and digital download this year. Viners, does this look like a must buy for you?

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Posted by Azrael66

Can't wait.

Posted by Atary77

To those who say Superman is difficult to write for, take a look at this!

Posted by viin

superman looks a little weird in the face but brainiac looks pretty good

Posted by dondave

Buying this

Posted by ccraft

I'm interested, I'd also like to see HUSH or JL new52 get a movie.

Posted by yotaman

Sup looks a bit anorexic -> maybe it's because i just saw "Superman vs The.Elite"...

Posted by AWeekInGeekdom

Love the voice cast and the story but don't really think the animation should go with a story like this. IMHO. I would also love to see a HUSH film or maybe Night of the Owls.

Posted by Trevel8182

@AWeekInGeekdom: Dido

Posted by Miss_Garrick

I'll have to read the story first, then we'll see. Also, a Superman animated film without Tim Daly does not win me over.

Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf

They need to spread the love around to other DC characters. I love Supes and all but give some other characters the spotlight. I would love to see a movie featuring the other members of the Justice League. Wonder Woman only has one movie to her name and Aquaman could really use some love :(

Posted by GothamRed

So what are our chances of a non-batman or superman movie from DC animation these days?

Posted by wmwadeii

Watching the DC Animated thats on Netflix. Cant wait for the two new Batmans make it, and eventually this.

Posted by JLDoom

@AWeekInGeekdom said:

Love the voice cast and the story but don't really think the animation should go with a story like this. IMHO. I would also love to see a HUSH film or maybe Night of the Owls.

More Batman movies? No thanks

@GothamRed said:

So what are our chances of a non-batman or superman movie from DC animation these days?

Flashpoint is next

Posted by Phaedrusgr

@Atary77: Well said, well said!!!!

Posted by noj

Looks like it will be pretty awesome! Anyone else think that Throne of Atlantis would make an awesome animated flick? Its been great so far and unless the final chapter screws it up miserably it could be real cool. They could also do the Justice League New 52 Origin. I know some people didnt like it all that much but it was pretty much made to be a movie in my opinion.

Posted by kadosho_16bit

Oh wow I didn't expect them to turn another out so soon. Holy moley. Oh hey a few familiar names from Chuck and Castle. Awesome! O.o wait our worlds are collding!? haha I love the voice talent that we'll get to see deliver an awesome script!

Posted by k4tzm4n

Anyone else notice they love the "punch the camera!" shot?  They used it three times in the trailer.

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Posted by LordRequiem

With the technology and artists they have now I don't understand why they don't make everything a little more detailed.

Posted by Icon

Can I pre-order already?

Posted by SmashBrawler

I'm just going to post this again.

Posted by Kal'smahboi
@Miss_Garrick said:

I'll have to read the story first, then we'll see. Also, a Superman animated film without Tim Daly does not win me over.

It's one of my favorite Superman stories. Give it a read.
Posted by Vaeternus

Nice, can't wait! Definitely will buy!

Posted by Mister_Sensational

This looks like it could be really good and I'm sure I'll enjoy it, I'm just a little tired of every DC animated film revolving around either Superman, Batman, or both. Okay I know there are a few that don't just feature Superman and Batman i.e. the Justice League animated movies (Doom, Crisis on Two Earths, and New Frontier) and the ones that don't have Superman and Batman in them at all like Wonder Woman and the two Green Lantern movies but that's exactly my point, why can't we get more animated features like those from DC featuring characters who haven't had a chance to star in their own solo work like Flash or Aquaman... (I would also say Green Arrow but the Arrow T.V series is handling that quite nicely). Or how bout more movies based on major crossover events like Infinite Crisis, Blackest Night, or Flashpoint. Or ones that take place in another reality Kingdom Come! I'm just saying there's all kinds of material they can use from all over the DCU why do they keep going back to just Superman and Batman!?

Posted by guttridgeb

I cannot wait for this. Brainiac was the story arc that first got me into Superman :D

Posted by elayem98

@AWeekInGeekdom said:

Love the voice cast and the story but don't really think the animation should go with a story like this. IMHO. I would also love to see a HUSH film or maybe Night of the Owls.

agree with every single thing you said

Posted by MB25

Another day 1 purchase for me

Posted by Dernman

I don't like the way Superman's face looks but otherwise it has me hooked.

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Posted by SavageDragon

Braniac looks soo awesome, wow.

Posted by ThanosIsMad

They did the story and didn't even bother to include Mon-El.

Oh well.

Posted by EnSabahNurX

O_O Holy crap must watch it O_O

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Posted by TheMess1428

Maybe they'll make New Krypton as a sequel.

Posted by doombot890

didnt they say they were going to do a Flashpoint movie?

Posted by Ramier

this, I'm sure like most of the dc animations is going to be pretty good. But damn can we get some other characters besides Batman/ Superman. I would even enjoy more JL movies. Maybe they should do the right thing and make a Young Justice two part movie since its going to be off tv now, that my friends would be the tits.

Posted by JamDamage

wow does Brainiac sound like garbage. they really need to make film on someone else already. I don't know why they don't just a JLA film that sets up a side film for another character.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I have to get this. Is there a release date?

Posted by jorgeareizaga

i want to see Superman´s crotch totally hit, beaten, kicked and humilliated!

Posted by CitizenJP

Yes please!

Posted by evilvegeta74

@OmgOmgWtfWtf: you're right they need to spread the love.

Posted by StMichalofWilson

One of the best storylines in Superman, with John Noble voicing Brainiac?!!!

I'm definitely buying this!!!

Posted by Stormbox

Looks awesome

@jorgeareizaga said:

i want to see Superman´s crotch totally hit, beaten, kicked and humilliated!

What the hell?

Posted by KnightRise

@SmashBrawler said:

WELCOME TO EARF

Posted by RedQueen

It looks awesome :D

Posted by Mia26

@jorgeareizaga: Get the hell out of here ....

Posted by VaizD

There are way too many things I'd like to see from DC in animated form. However, admittedly, Batman/Superman stuff tops most of the list. I wouldn't mind a Batman RIP animation, but I feel like that whole story is way too tangle-y and complex to fit in to one or even two films, what with the lead up, infinite crisis, Batman Reborn, Return of Bruce Wayne, etc. I suppose they could always just do the RIP bit and not go in to anything that happens after Dr. Hurt 'dies' in a helicopter crash, but that would just feel unfinished.

Posted by Mia26

Looks awesome ....

Posted by NightFang

Looks good.

Posted by ceerealkiller

DC stepping up their animated movie game. The Justice League movies, The Dark Knight Returns 1&2, and now this. Can't wait to see more. Anyone else wanna see a Crisis on Infinite Earths movie?!

Posted by Cavemold

love brainaic so im sold

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@LordRequiem said:

With the technology and artists they have now I don't understand why they don't make everything a little more detailed.

Agreed, I don't dig the stiff animation but it perhaps takes more money then these movies earn to include the detail we'd like? Not sure but I agree with you.

@k4tzm4n said:

The beyond epic The Dark Knight Returns: Part 2 just came out and now we're already getting a glimpse at the next animated feature!

Part 1 in my opinion dwarfs part 2. Besides part 2 is what lead to the Batman vs Superman anatgonism we are still dealing with today. That book, and movie adaption before MOS drops, was horrible for Supes reputation, still is ..and all because he wanted to continue helping people while all the other heroes retired. Believe me people are finding even more reasons to hate Supes from that one stupid story.

Anywho, what do you think our chances are at a JLA - The Nail adaption next?

Posted by Video_Martian

Looks good! Next FLASHPOINT! O_O

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