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WATCH: Reign of the Supermen trailer is here to save the world

October 24th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Hot on the heels of The Death of Superman animated movies comes Reign of the Supermen and it looks great.

Starring Black Lightning himself, Cress Williams, as well as Jerry O’Connell and Nathan Fillion, this is definitely one to keep an eye out for as the word plummets into trouble with the news that Superman is gone but from out of nowhere comes  Cyborg Superman, Dark Superman, Superboy and Steel.

Including the new DC Animated universe’s Justice League, this fits into he new animated movies’ continuity and will likely change the events of the comics in some way but it looks like it’s going to deliver whatever happens.

Check out the new trailer below.

In the original “Reign of the Supermen” story, it’s revealed that all four Superman successors have secrets they’re hiding. Two of them turn out to be innocent, with John Henry Irons creating the Steel suit to do good, and Superboy being revealed as a Cadmus clone; however, the visored Superman is revealed to be “The Eradicator,” a Kryptonian weapon given form as a Superman copy. The Cyborg Superman is revealed to be the true villain of the story, as he’s a former astronaut named Hank Henshaw, who was mutated into a “technomorph,” able to manipulate or inhabit technology using his mind.

The Cyborg Superman ultimately launches a revenge plot against Superman and the world, wiping out Green Lantern’s home of Coast City, and bringing the intergalactic warlord Mongul to Earth. From what we see above, Reign of the Supermen will adapt that same type of conflict – only in this new continuity, it will be an all-out open season on invading Earth, now that Superman is gone.

Reign of the Supermen will be released on digital, Blu-ray and DVD in 2019.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….