Rumor of the Day: Warner Bros. looking to make a Superman: Red Son movie

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Jun 27, 2017, 12:49 PM EDT (Updated)

Looks like Warner Bros. is looking to adapt a very popular DC Comics storyline called Superman: Red Son.

According to a report over at Den of Geek, which claims to have “very, very, very reliable sources,” the studio wants to do a live-action version of Mark Millar’s critically acclaimed 2003 comic book title. Red Son explored what would have happened if Clark Kent had been raised in the Soviet Union instead of the U.S., and would provide some juicy material for a much different comic book story.

It was a Twitter conversation between Millar and Kong: Skull Island (which was a really fun movie, by the way) director Jordan Vogt-Roberts that dropped the little gold nugget when Vogt-Roberts first revealed he pitched a Red Son movie to Warner Bros. a couple of months ago.

Warner may have passed on his pitch, but it seems they’re now interested in bringing Superman: Red Son to the big screen, because Millar then told the Kong helmer that WB was already looking at two directors for the potential project.

When asked by Den of Geek about a Red Son movie, here’s what the comic book creator said:

“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 catalogue of big books and hoping to lure in good directors as opposed to any particular interest in developing Red Son.”

Meaning: Not a confirmation Superman: Red Son will get made (hence the rumor designation), however the exchange seems to indicate Warner Bros. is looking to expand its DC Extended Universe in different and exciting ways. What do you guys think?

(via Den of Geek)