The Death of Superman cover

Directed bySam Liu
Jake Castorena

Produced bySam Liu
Amy McKenna

Written byPeter J. Tomasi

Running time81 minutes

Release dateJuly 24, 2018 (digital release)
August 7, 2018 (DVD and Blu-ray)[1]

Previous filmSuicide Squad: Hell to Pay

Next filmReign of the Supermen

The Death of Superman is a direct-to-video animated film. It was released digitally on July 24, 2018, and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 7, 2018. A second part, Reign of the Supermen, will be released in early 2019.[1]


The Death of Superman ultimately finds Superman in a fight to the finish when the Man of Steel becomes the only hero who can stand in the way of the monstrous creature Doomsday and his unstoppable rampage of destruction.[1]



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  • There is a callback to the the 1978 film Superman. In the film, after Superman catches Lois falling from a helicopter, he says "I've got you." Lois replies, "You've got me? Who's got you?" In this film, the same lines are spoken but the roles are swapped.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "‘The Death of Superman’ box art and release date revealed" - Batman-News