Superman: Red Son is one of the most iconic Superman comic book stories, and answers the questions – what if Superman hadn’t landed in Kansas? What if he instead landed in Russia?
I mean, if you’re not a Superman or DC fan, you can already tell that this new storyline will be both intense, political and current. And this may be why rumors are circulating that Superman: Red Son will soon be a live-action movie.
Red Son was first written and published in 2003 by legendary writer, Mark Millar and focused on the life of Superman if he was raised in the Soviet Union. We don’t want to say too much…but the story is epic. However, Warner Bros have never seemed too interested in making this popular comic into a movie. Until now?
A pretty intriguing Twitter conversation between Mark Millar and Jordan Vogt-Roberts seems to suggest that Warner Bros are in the early stages of production for the new movie. Take a look for yourself.
This thread is giving me tangential pangs of what-could-have-been for the version of Red Son I pitched that will sadly never get made. Oy.
— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) June 27, 2017
In an interview with Den of Geek, Millar has commented on the prospect of a Red Son movie:
Is this something they’re genuinely planning? I have no idea. I’ve got pals at Warner Bros but never discussed it with them. I think they’re just going through their back catalog of big books and hoping to lure in good directors as opposed to any particular interest in developing Red Son. There’s always 50 conversations for every comic book movie that gets made and as far as I know this is something that is very much just at conversation stage.
Either way, we’re so up for a Red Son movie.