The project is the first instalment in a two-part film cycle.
Warner Bros. Entertainment will be unleashing a new DC Universe film this summer that features their iconic roster of superheroes in animated form. Death of Superman will be released directly to DVD, and is a cinematic adaptation of the beloved and wildly successful comic book of the same name.
The film will be followed by Reign of the Supermen, which is expected to be rolled out sometime in 2019. Here is an official synopsis of the animated fare:
"When a hulking monster emerges from an underground resting place and begins a mindless rampage, the Justice League is quickly called in to stop the colossal force of nature. But it soon becomes apparent that only Superman can stand against the monstrosity that has been nicknamed Doomsday. Battling their way throughout America, the two fight to a standstill as they reach the heart of Metropolis. Going punch for punch, Superman finally ends the threat of Doomsday as he throws one last punch and collapses forever."
Death of Superman will star Jerry O'Connell, Rebecca Romijn, Rainn Wilson, Rosario Dawson, Nathan Fillion, Christopher Gorham, Shemar Moore and Jason O'Mara. Peep the trailer down below: