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March 16, 2012
Movie Screening
At WonderCon
3rd Floor
6:00 pm

June 12, 2012
Superman vs. The Elite releases.

July 24, 2012
2 Disc
Special Edition
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Superman vs. The Elite News

  • July 22, 2011: An adaptation of Superman vs. The Elite, a one-shot story, will follow Justice League: Doom. IGN Article
  • February 13, 2012: Superman will be voiced by George Newbern and Lois Lane, by Pauley Perrette. First still gives first look at Superman and Lois. TV Guide Article
  • February 16, 2012: First look at Manchester Black. Superman Homepage Article
  • February 24, 2012: Official front cover and movie description released. WF Article
  • February 28, 2012: Movie will be show at WonderCon on March 16th, 2012 at 6:30 pm at the Third Level Ballroom. Panel will follow screening to 8 pm with crew and cast. Prizes will be awarded and new details about future DC Universe films will be revealed. WF Article
  • February 28, 2012: Robin Atkin Downes voices Manchester Black. Joe Kelly adapts his original story from Action Comics #775 "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice & the American Way" into script. The director is Michael Chang. WF Article
  • March 13, 2012: Writer Joe Kelly and actor Robin Atkin Downes will appear at the panel. David Kaufman will voice Jimmy Olsen. There will be an autograph signing session with Superman vs. The Elite panelists on Saturday, March 17th from 11 am-12 pm at the DC Booth. Three new images released. WF Article
  • March 14, 2012: Joe Kelly talks about writing the script. THR Article
  • March 15, 2012: First trailer posted with new image. MTV Geek! Article
  • March 15, 2012: New image of the Elite posted. DC Comics Blog Entry
  • March 16, 2012: Release date is June 12, 2012. Special Features revealed. WF Article
  • March 16, 2012: Joe Kelly Q&A at WonderCon. CBM Article
  • March 17, 2012: Review of WonderCon premiere. i am Rogue Article
  • March 17, 2012: Review of WonderCon premiere. Nerd Reactor Article
  • March 23, 2012: Summary of WonderCon panel. CBR Article
  • March 26, 2012: Trade ad reveals runtime is 76 minutes. WF Article
  • March 27, 2012: Summary of WonderCon panel. CBR Article
  • April 10, 2012: The MPAA officially rates the movie PG-13. WF Article
  • April 12, 2012: Joe Kelly interview from WonderCon. CBR Video
  • May 10, 2012: First official clip released and four images included. WF Article
  • May 14, 2012: Starting this week, there will be a weekly community puzzle that will reveal behind-the-scenes clips and exclusive content. DC Comics Article
  • May 18, 2012: New promotional poster posted online. WF Tumblr
  • May 22, 2012: Three clips and five images revealed. WF Article
  • May 22, 2012: Catero Colbert voices Coldcast, Melissa Disney voices Menagerie, and Andrew Kishno voices The Hat. CC Article
  • May 23, 2012: Front and Back cover art revealed for standard DVD editions. The Two-Disc Special Edition will release on July 24th, 2012, six weeks later from the official release date. WF Article
  • May 28, 2012: Two posters featuring Coldcast and Menagerie. WF Article
  • May 29, 2012: Official interview with George Newbern and five new images released. WF Article
  • June 4, 2012: Atomic Skull will be voiced by Dee Bradley Baker. New clip and four images posted. WF Article
  • June 5, 2012: Complete cast and crew posted. WF Article
  • June 6, 2012: Official interview with Pauley Perrette and four new images released. TZ Article
  • June 11, 2012: Six new images released. WF Article
  • June 12, 2012: Official interview with writer Joe Kelly, new clip, and six images. WF Article
  • September 24, 2012: Character Designer Jon Suzuki posts concept art of Superman. Suzuki also notes production had "a lot of speed bumps" such as a change in scripts, directors, skeleton crew, and scheduling issues. Jon Suzuki Blog
  • October 12, 2012: Character Designer Jon Suzuki posts designs of Clark Kent, Manchester Black, Jimmy Olsen, and Vera Black and talks about the movie's color palette. Jon Suzuki Blog
  • October 17, 2012: Character Designer Jon Suzuki posts designs of Atomic Skull, Coldcast, Menagerie. Jon Suzuki Blog
  • October 19, 2012: Character Designer Jon Suzuki posts designs of Hat, the Superman cartoon, and Atomic Skull and comments on the cartoon at the start of the movie. Jon Suzuki Blog
  • March 4, 2020: The Hat was the first character design approved. Matthew Mahoney Tweet