‘Superman/Batman: Apocalypse’ Arrives In September

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 7:32 am,

Batman Apocalypse Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Arrives In September

The two titans of the DC Comics Universe – Batman and Superman – will make their next appearance together on the small screen in the DC Universe animated feature Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, which will be out on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand at the end of September.

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse will be the ninth entry in the DC Universe Animated series of PG-13 features, and will be the second entry based off the Superman/Batman comic book series that was authored by new Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb back in 2003.  It is being produced by superhero animation legend Bruce Timm and directed by Lauren Montgomery (who helmed the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths and Wonder Woman animated features).

Like its predecessor – last year’s Superman/Batman: Public Enemies – this new entry will feature Kevin Conroy and Tim Daly as the voices of Batman and Superman, respectively.  Both voice actors also lent their vocal talents to the characters’ animated TV shows back in the 90s to fan acclaim.

Joining the voice cast of Apocalypse will be actress Summer Glau, who has a strong sci-fi/geek following due to her turns in the cult TV shows Firefly and The Sarah Connor Chronicles.  She will voice Supergirl, a.k.a. Superman’s cousin Kara, another survivor from the planet Krypton who eventually chooses to become a defender of humanity.

Summer Glau as Supergirl Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Arrives In September

Summer Glau will provide the voice of Supergirl

Here is the official synopsis for Superman/Batman: Apocalypse:

After a spaceship splashes down in Gotham City Harbor, Batman and Superman encounter a mysterious Kryptonian with powers as great as those of the Man of Steel.  The Kryptonian is soon revealed to be Kara, cousin of Superman, who takes her under his wing to educate her about the ways of Earth.

However, the villainous Darkseid has other plans.  Seeing an opportunity to finally defeat Superman, Darkseid abducts and gains control of Kara, utilizing the powerful Kryptonian to do his bidding.  It’s up to Batman and Superman to save Kara, but they’ll have to take the fight to Darkseid within his hostile world – where unknown, deadly threats lurk around every corner, including a brainwashed Kryptonian able to match Superman blow-for-blow.

Batman Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Arrives In September

What do you think?  Were you pleased with Superman/Batman: Public Enemies‘ transition to animated film?  Do you have high hopes for the next chapter in that series?  Sound off in the comments section below.

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse arrives on Blu-Ray, DVD, and On Demand on September 28th, 2010.

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  1. I can’t wait!!!

  2. Excited and I hope the art is like it is on the cover. Public Enemies was decent, but I hated the art.

  3. Sounds good. I liked public enemies so i know this new chapter will be good also

  4. Apocalypse is a planet not a character

    • Well wouldn’t really sound well if it was called Superman/Batman: Darkseid.

      • you beat me to it!!!

  5. I thought Public Enemies was fine as far as made for TV movies go (it was no “Mask of the Phantasm”). I’ll be sure to pick this up. These animated movies/series are pretty much the only time I find the Superman character interesting.

  6. I’m thrilled that Kevin Conroy and Tim Daily are coming back to voice over. I missed them in Crisis on two Earths. I also enjoyed Public Enemies, would have loved to see Joker in that one though. If Joker shows up at all in this new animated film I’m pretty sure it won’t be Mark Hamill seeing as he said that Arkham 2 will be his last Joker voice over. For now anyway… Still looking forward to this new film!

    • the are coming out with batman:under the red hood soon. and in the comics the red hood was the joker in disguise but i dont know the direction theyre going with this animated feature. i did hear the joker laugh at the end of the triler though

  7. Hope they keep the patter up as they did in the books…

    Specially the Krypto quips.

  8. I LOVED the original story. I am a HUGE comic geek so i am just as excited for this as i was for new frontier (also great comic story). So i hope that this movie lives up to the comic.

    Question: Is New Frontier considered to be another earth?

    Hope someone can answer

  9. I agree with Joshy with the Mask of the Phantasm comment…great movie and great t.v. Series…not as good as batman beyond

    (cant wait till batman beyond mini-series)

  10. Um Tank the movie is based an the under the red hood story where Jason Todd is Red Hood.

  11. Tank you sure did hear Joker, see it starts with Joker “killing” Jason Todd when he beat him with a crowbar to death. So Joker is going to be in Under the Red Hood but it is Todd that’s Hood this time. And Joker is being voiced by the guy that voices Bender on Futurama. Check it out.

  12. i wasnt sure. cause i know the joker was the red hood originally wiki it. but i didnt know tood was the red hood as well but he looks older in this animation? like an adult? is he some how older in this adaptation?

  13. What I just cannot understand is why half of these movies feature Conroy and Daly, then others have other actors providing the voices, it really destroys any sense of continuity and I do not want to hear Batman speak unless he is played by Kevin Conroy.

    Not having those two do the vocal work on some of the animated films (such as the new Batman one out this month) just seems pointless and ridiculous.

    • I didn’t really like “Public Enemies” the comic series (within “Batman/Superman” I know) but, oddly enough, I loved the animated movie based on it. I expect that “Apocolypse” will be awesome. It’s too bad that Wonder Woman won’t be in it. I’d love to see “Trinity” done this way, so the “Big 3″ could have a movie to themselves.
      As for the voice casting is concerned, I loved Conroy but, I don’t mind other actors getting a shot. There obviously is no continuity because Wonder Woman suddenly gets ANOTHER invisible jet in “JL:Crisis on 2 Earths”? No, the WW movie was ignored, there. I, for one, thought that Billy Baldwin was great as Bats in that.
      We know that different artists and writers are going to interpret that characters in varied ways in the comics so, I can be patient enough to see and hear others’ takes on the characters in the movies–animated and live action, both. Of course, that’s easy to say when DC’s track record with their animated shows and movies is so stellar.
      Anyway, it’s time for WW to get her due with the “boys in blue”, I think and I still want another JL movie. “Crisis On 2 Earths” was FANTASTIC

  14. Dr Beckett I agree Conroy should always do the when he’s not in it the bat voice is always subpar. However these films are not attempting to establish continuity they are all suppose to be taken as one shot stories. Still Conory is the only bat voice over worth a damn.

    • Yeah you’re right they are more like one shots. I just cannot understand when they do them without Conroy.

  15. It’s understandable Tank but Joker isn’t the original Red Hood. The Red hood was an outfit lots of criminals have worn and Joker wasn’t the first. Also he was just a normal guy and was trying to support his family with one quick simple Robbery the thugs forced him in to the costum so they could pretend he was their leader he was only the red hood for five mins before he colapaed in to the chemicals.

  16. I thought Public Enemies was to short an needed a longer story line. But seeing they have The director who directed my two favorite DC Anime movies directing this one. Gives me high hopes that this one will be far better. Plus the casting of Summer Glau shows me they are stepping it up. I look forward to seeing it. Lauren Mobtegomery did an amazing job with Wonder Woman and With Crisis on 2 earths. In my humble opinion they are the best films by DC yet. So I am sure this one will be as good/

  17. Noting that Kevin Conroy and Tim Daly are reprising their previous roles, as did Clancy Brown for Lex Luthor and CCH Pounder for Amanda Waler. Can we get Michael Ironside for the infamous Darkseid? If Andrea Ramono wants to have the core actors like in Public Enemies, dont’ ya think it would be appropriate to get Ironside.

    Stayed tuned: No expectations.

  18. Im glad to know Kevin Conroy & Tim Daly return as the voices of Batman/Superman but ill probly rent this dvd first before buying. Im lost for words about the plot of Darkseid using Supergirl to get at Superman & Batman on his turf. Im more lookin forward to seeing Batman: Redhood dvd.

  19. I also hope Michael ironside is back to voice Darkseid.

  20. I agree my fellow QL fan friend. Sorry I always love acknolwedgimg your name. Anyway conroy is to definative as batman to ever not make him the voice. Sucks about Mark H quit because his joker voice was beyond perfect.

    On a side note do you get excited every time you see Scott Bakula in something new? When I saw the previews for his new midlife crisis show whith Raymond I got all excited turned to my girl friend and said in the giddiest voice I could manage ” Scott Bakula!!!” me being giddy sounds funny because I have a very deep booming voice lol. Picture James Earl Jones acting like a school girl lol.

  21. PLOT HOLE! The Clone of Supergirl aka POWER GIRL was in the first Superman Batman Public Enemies film, sooooooooooo how are they “discovering” Supergirl in the next movie after Lex Luthor’s fall from the Presidency?

    • Powergirl is not the clone of Supergirl. She is from an alternate Earth where Superman is old and Batman is dead. On that Earth she is Supergirl. Your thinking of Bruce Timm’s Dc animated continuity which these new films are not based off of. A few of them are tightly based off of comic continuity, apocalypse is one of those.

  22. Why does Darkseid look like the character APocalypse from the X-MEn. By my recollection, Darkseid was introduced by Jack (the immortal) Kirby before Apocalypse was ever introduced to the X-Men which, as I recall, wasn’t even being published then.

    • Are you talkin about Darkseid lookin like Apocalypse on the dvd or in the comics? I don’t see how they look alike is all. I remember watchin Silver Surfer series on Disney XD one night and one villain of his looked like Apocalypse. I forget the name.

  23. @WallyWest
    Thanos ?

    • I think so. Kinda big guy in blue and yellow.

  24. Yeah, Thanos. Thats the one.

  25. they are da best at wat they do period!!!!!!!!!

  26. just watched Batman under the red hood…loved it

  27. I think Batman/Superman was great. Well, except for one thing. The music. It was the same theme over and over. BUt the dialogue, the action sequences and the art was excellent! I really enjoyed it and look forward to the next one. So far, I have liked every dc comics animated movie featuring justice league characters, except for superman vs brainiac.

  28. Does anyone know what Earth Superman/Batman is based on as far as DC’s multiverse thing?