By MELISSA BONNERALE | NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2017 — The Superman franchise is in the midst of a renaissance.
It’s been a major part of the zeitgeist for decades.
But that’s all about to change.
As part of an effort to revive the franchise, Warner Bros. is working with Legendary Entertainment to reboot the Superman reboot as a three-part film series.
The studio and Legendary Television have teamed up to create a three hour epic adventure series, Superman: Adventures of Superman.
The series will follow the adventures of a young Superman as he fights against the evil Doomsday.
The series will take place in 2020 and will feature a cast including Clark Kent (played by Adam Baldwin) as Superman, Melissa Benoist (played, in her own way, by Diane Lane) as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne (played with a new voice by John Noble) as the voice of Alfred Pennyworth, and J.K. Simmons as the new villain.
In addition, the series will star Ben Affleck, J. K. Simmons, Melissa Joan Hart, Laurene Powell Jobs, and Jesse Eisenberg.
The story of the reboot is described as “an epic saga of hope, loss, betrayal and redemption” that will “bring Superman back from the brink of extinction.”
As part of that effort, Warner has teamed up with Legendary to develop a series of comic book shorts based on the new series.
While the new project is still in the early stages of development, it has already spawned a series that is being developed by Legendary as well.
Superman Legends will be produced by Warner Bros., Legendary Television and New Line Cinema.
The Superman reboot is expected to be announced in the near future, and Warner Bros is planning to have a major announcement in front of the media on Tuesday at 9 a.m. ET.