116. James Tucker, Executive Producer, DC Universe Animated Films at Warner Bros. Animation


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This episode features comic book animation royalty when James Tucker, executive producer of the DC Animated Movies at Warner Bros. Animation visits the Hall of Justice. The centerpiece of the episode is the upcoming DC Universe animated movie "Reign of the Supermen." Out on digital right now and coming to Blu-Ray on January 29th. Tucker explains the process on how this project got off the ground, and where it will take fans in this movie. This packed episode covers a lot of ground, and not in chronological order. He entered the genre during Superman - The Animated Series, and takes listeners through a journey covering Batman-The Brave and the Bold, Legion of Superheroes, and all the films he worked on, and even a few he didn't. Among the topics covered: What about that last episode of Brave the Bold? What does Tucker think of DC Live-action movies and TV shows? What aoubt the Batman/Batgirl love scene in "The Killing Joke"? How did Death of Superman/Reign of Supermen evolve from Superman:Doomsday? What about the decision to use "New 52" style characters in continuity driven films? And more! Reign of the Supermen finds Earth's citizens - and the Man of Steel's heroic contemporaries - dealing with a world without Superman. But the aftermath of Superman's death, and the subsequent disappearance of his body, leads to a new mystery - is Superman still alive? The question is further complicated when four new super-powered individuals - Steel, Cyborg Superman, Superboy and the Eradicator - emerge to proclaim themselves as the ultimate hero. In the end, only one will be able to proclaim himself the world's true Superman. Reign of the Supermen is the second half of a two-part DC Universe Movies experience that began in August 2018 with The Death of Superman - the two films telling a more faithful animated version of "The Death of Superman," DC's landmark 1992-93 comic phenomenon. Superman Doomsday, the inaugural film in the DC Universe Movies series, told an abridged version of that comics story, but with a runtime of 75 minutes, the film was only able to focus on a core, singular storyline. The Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen restore many of the moments and characters that fans hold dear to their hearts.

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