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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 Dud317

If you can't figure out Clark and Superman are one in the same with a head shaped like that, you're an idiot.

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Posted By Timotheus316

Molly Quinn as Supergirl for the win. And since when is Brianiac from the Ukraine??

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Posted By YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

Looks promising. The animation is fluid, and the voice acting isn't too shabby. However, I am longing for a Flash animated debut.

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Posted By lilben42

@ShowboatingPenguin: well I meant to say the circle but somehow Gods and Mortals came out.

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Posted By ShowboatingPenguin
@lilben42
Uh, wasn't the Wonder Woman animated movie based on Gods and Mortals?
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Posted By radraversion2

can't wait to see how this turns out..

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Posted By lilben42
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Posted By TheEd

Hahahaha. Mediocrity at its finest. That trailer is the funniest thing I've seen today.

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Posted By KRYPTON

Lol "The Machine is Coming" sounds like a Terminator teaser.

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Posted By kagato

Love the art style but does the voice acting seem a little wooden to anyone else? I love the previous DC animated movies so ive high hopes for this one.

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Posted By FatihBATMAN

shows promise! nice!

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Posted By DMXN

Superman's face is just ridiculous

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Posted By lilben42

@moywar700: Yeah but it took a long time to be profitable?

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Posted By drgnx

Nice

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Posted By Perfect 10

i thought they might leave supergirl out, glad they kept her in. cant wait to see it. loved the comic

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Posted By CODYSF

I;m so getting the movie

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Posted By amazing_webhead

And it looks like "Panic in the Sky" will be an influence.

That reminds me, I still need to see The Dark Knight Returns pt2.

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Posted By sethysquare

flap flap flap

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Posted By DocFishstick

looks great

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Posted By MadeinBangladesh

kewl

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Posted By lvenger

This looks pretty great! Good voice acting cast, excellent adaption and it doesn't look too bad. Can't wait to watch this!

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@Captain13 said:

@moywar700 said:

Sexist Pigs!

Where is WW's second animiated film!

a movie has to be profitable to warrant a sequel

The film was profitable.It outsold GL,Justice League,some Superman and Batman films.

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Posted By yo_yo_fun

Looks good! Can't wait!

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Posted By G_Money_Christmas

@SmashBrawler: Gotcha. I probably wouldn't have thought of that if you hadn't put that picture up there but I knew the exact line when i saw the picture haha

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Posted By SmashBrawler

@G_Money_Christmas said:

@SmashBrawler said:

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I'm just going to post this again.

Actually, in that particular scene, he says, "Now that's what I call a close encounter." He says "Welcome to Earth" Directly after he punches it and doesn't have the cigar in his mouth. Sorry, I pretty much have that movie memorized. It's one of my favorites.

I know. I was just referencing Independence Day.

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Posted By GrimoireMyst

That is a really good trailer so now I really have to see this when it comes out.

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Posted By Captain13

@moywar700 said:

Sexist Pigs!

Where is WW's second animiated film!

a movie has to be profitable to warrant a sequel

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Posted By Captain13

@powerhouse1122 said:

Ummm when are we going to see some new52 based animated film? That wud b great.

agreed

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@SmashBrawler said:

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I'm just going to post this again.

Actually, in that particular scene, he says, "Now that's what I call a close encounter." He says "Welcome to Earth" Directly after he punches it and doesn't have the cigar in his mouth. Sorry, I pretty much have that movie memorized. It's one of my favorites.

I'm excited for this though. I don't like Superman's face much but I thought the Brainiac series was awesome.

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Posted By mcbean

Looks good can't wait to see it but they should have gone with someone else with the animation.

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Something like this would have been better for the animation I think.

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Posted By TheMtVernonKid82

@GothamRed:I understand that dude but I rather have Clark get another movie than Bruce. But how a Flash or JSA movie.

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Posted By Mbecks14

@Panelbomber said:

This is really one of my favorite Superman stories. I know they weren't going to make it look like Gary Frank's art but the designs are a bit strange. other than that Ill be on the look out for this one.

I wish they had gone with Frank's style! His art was awesome in the book! This animation style is just too "anime" for my tastes but I don't dislike it.

@powerhouse1122 said:

Ummm when are we going to see some new52 based animated film? That wud b great.

No. No it would not be great at all. The less we see of New 52 Superman the better.

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Posted By powerhouse1122

Ummm when are we going to see some new52 based animated film? That wud b great.

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Posted By Panelbomber

This is really one of my favorite Superman stories. I know they weren't going to make it look like Gary Frank's art but the designs are a bit strange. other than that Ill be on the look out for this one.

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Posted By Teerack

Another superman movie with bad art. Yay.

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Posted By Barkley

would be a cool similar storyline in a sequel to man of steel....brainiac

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Posted By age_of_ultron_Prime2000

What is with Superman's face

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Posted By Mbecks14

@zeejaybay said:

@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?

SO TRUE! I cannot express strongly enough how much I utterly despise the interpretation of Superman in Dark Knight Returns. I mean I understand it from a story perspective, he was supposed to be a symbol of the conservative conformity from the Reagan era but that's just so NOT Superman. It wouldn't bother me as much if it's not how some people see Superman. People read DKR and think that's an accurate Superman.

But when it comes to more detail in animation, I don't think you grasp how difficult it is to animate minute details, especially consistently, That's usually why animation designs are so streamlined, that way minutia doesn't have to be recreated endlessly. But I'd say we still get a pretty detailed world here, I'm not sure what kind of detail you're looking for. Superman looks just like Superman (with a really long jaw) and then we have brainiac who looks pretty detailed to me.

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Posted By Mbecks14

This looks like it's going to be EPIC! I love DC Animation! Great story and the voice cast sounds great!

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Posted By Bobsjonjon

Looks great cant wait!

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Posted By SandMan_

Welll...it has better animation than Superman vs the elite....Damn it DC give Supes better artist!

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Posted By moywar700

Sexist Pigs!

Where is WW's second animiated film!

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Posted By clemj

MOARRRRR

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Posted By TwoArmed

So much punching the "screen".

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Posted By JLDoom

I just noticed that I havent posted my opinion yet so here it goes:

THIS LOOKS GREAT!

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Posted By nappystr8

Finally, Quentin Tarantino's take on a vengeful antebellum Superman is upon us!

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Posted By RedheadedAtrocitus

Why does Lois have purple eyes?! O_O Anywho, this looks amazing. Makes me wonder if they are going to do New Krypton next.

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Posted By Big_Nasty

@GodDamnIronMan said:

strength of 10,000 worlds?!!!

I love that line.

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Posted By quiksilver70777

Movies I would like to see are Green Lantern: Sinestro Crop War, Blackest Night, Batman The Long Halloween and Dark Victory. I would love to see a Batman Hush done in two parts. The Killer Joke would be epic, but not sure if Warner Brothers would be able to be ture to the comic because its too dark.