Warner Premiere’s Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam to DVD
On November 9th, 2010, Warner Home Video will distribute the DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection, a package that includes four animated adventures from the likes of Green Arrow, The Spectre, and Jonah Hex. Serving as the star feature in the collection is the fourth title: Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam. Clark Kent’s latest interview subject is Billy Batson, a feisty kid with a lot of heart – and also one selected by an ancient wizard as the World’s Mightiest Mortal. By invoking the name of the wizard, “Shazam!” Billy’s powers erupt like lightning, turning him into the Superman-like Captain Marvel. Unfortunately, Black Adam is also in that league, out to destroy Marvel, Superman, and anyone else that gets in his way. Check out the voice cast and full press release
Jerry O’Connell as Captain Marvel
George Newbern as Superman (also the voice of Superman in Cartoon Network’s Justice League)
Arnold Vosloo as Black Adam
James Garner as The Wizard
BURBANK, CA (August 5, 2010) – Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video have expanded the realm of superhero storytelling beyond the popular DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies with the introduction of the DC Showcase, a series of animated shorts featuring characters from the celebrated DC Comics vault. On November 9, 2010, Warner Home Video will distribute the DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection, the first quartet of animated adventures featuring the never-before-seen Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam, as a Special Edition Blu-Ray for $29.99 (SRP) and single disc DVD for $19.98 (SRP).
DC Showcase animated shorts initially appeared as special bonus content on the 2010 slate of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. The 10- to 12-minute films include The Spectre, Jonah Hex and Green Arrow. All three titles will be presented in extended formats along with the first-ever release of Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam.
In Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam, Clark Kent’s latest interview subject is street kid Billy Batson. What Clark doesn’t know is that Billy is more than a feisty kid with a lot of heart – he has been chosen by an ancient wizard to represent the good of man as the World’s Mightiest Mortal just by invoking the name of the wizard, “Shazam!” Billy’s powers come none-too-soon, as he also discovers he’s being pursued by a centuries’ old, murderous villain, Black Adam – a foe so powerful, even Superman can’t stop him alone. The all-star cast of Superman/Shazam! The Return of Black Adam is led by Jerry O’Connell (Crossing Jordan) as Captain Marvel, George Newbern reprising his Justice League role as Superman, Arnold Vosloo (The Mummy) as Black Adam and two-time Emmy Award® winner James Garner (8 Simple Rules) as The Wizard.
Bruce Timm (Superman Doomsday) is executive producer and Joaquim Dos Santos (Justice League, Avatar: The Last Airbender) is director of the first series of DC Showcase titles. Michael Jelenic (Wonder Woman) wrote the 22-minute script