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Batman Animated Series director wants to bring Superman: Red Son to life

by Eric Frederiksen | January 17, 2018January 17, 2018 2:00 pm EST

Bruce Timm has been bringing DC comics to life as animation for decades, starting with the classic Batman: The Animated Series, one of the few cartoons from my childhood that still holds up. He’s still helping these productions along, having most recently acted as executive producer on the new Batman: Gotham by Gaslight adaptation of the 80s Elseworlds comic of the same name. Now, Timm is talking about what his next project might be.

Speaking to, Timm said the story he wants to take on next is Superman: Red Son. Written by Mark Millar (Kick-Ass), Red Son has the Man of Steel landing in the Soviet Union instead of America, where he goes on to become a symbol for the U.S.S.R. and eventually President Superman.

Superman fights against Lex Luthor as usual, but perhaps the most enduring image has been the Russian guerrilla fighter version of Batman that emerged from the story:

Whether this project happens will depend, Timm says, partly on the success of Gotham by Gaslight. Batman’s Victorian tale hits shelves on January 23, so it might not be too long before we find out what Red Son looks like in motion.

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Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...