Superman vs. The Elite, a DC Comics Premiere Movie, is produced by
Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation
and Warner Home Video. The all-new, PG-13 rated film is scripted by
award-winning comics writer Joe Kelly and the story is adapted from
his original 2001 DC Comics release, “What’s So Funny About Truth,
Justice and the American Way?” The single-issue comic, Action Comics
#775, was lauded by Wizard Magazine as the “Greatest Superman Story of
All Time,” and ranked the epic tale at No. 21 on its list of the “Top
100 Comics of the last 30 years.”
In Superman vs. The Elite, Superman’s effectiveness as a super hero
comes into question when a new group of super powerful crusaders,
known as “The Elite,” appear on the scene. As super heroes, the Elite
know no bounds, and are more than willing to kill, even on a massive
scale, to stop villainy — putting them on a collision course with the
ever-ethical, yet preferably non-lethal Man of Steel.
George Newbern (Father of the Bride) reprises his Justice League
animated television role as Superman, and primetime television star
Pauley Perrette (NCIS) provides the voice of Lois Lane. Downes steps
in as Manchester Black, leader of The Elite. David Kaufman (Justice
League: Doom) also reprises his Justice League TV series role as Jimmy
The film is directed by Michael Chang (Batman: Brave and the Bold).
Bruce Timm (Batman: Year One) is executive producer, and Alan Burnett
(Green Lantern: Emerald Knights) is producer.