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Denton, Hendricks, LaPaglia lend voices to 'All-Star Superman' (exclusive)

James Denton, Christina Hendricks and Anthony LaPaglia are lending their pipes to Warner Bros.' "All-Star Superman," the animated adaptation of one of the most acclaimed comics of the past decade."All-Star" is the 10th DC Comics story line to be turned into an original PG-13 movie by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Home Video. The comic mini-series has won three Eisner Awards, two Harvey Awards and three Eagle Awards.


Written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Frank Quitely, the story begins with the Man of Steel (Denton) oversaturated by radiation during a rescue mission near the sun, accelerating the degeneration of his cells. Knowing that he has a limited time before he dies, Superman sets out on a journey that sees him revealing his secret to Lois Lane (Hendricks), giving Lex Luthor (LaPaglia) an epiphany on humanity and ensuring the safety of Earth for when he is gone.


Also in the cast are Ed Asner as Perry White and Frances Conroy as Ma Kent along with Linda Cardellini, Arnold Vosloo and Matthew Gray Gubler.


Bruce Timm is exec producing, and Sam Liu, who helmed the DC animated film "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths," is directing. Dwayne McDuffie, a comics scribe who also penned "Crisis on Two Earths," wrote the script.


The film is due to be released in the spring.


"All-Star Superman" is the first animated work for Denton and Hendricks, best known for their respective work on TV's "Desperate Housewives" and "Mad Men."


LaPaglia was heard in "Happy Feet" and voices a character in Warner Bros.' big-budget Zach Snyder-directed toon feature "Legend of the Guardians," out next week.


- Borys Kit


If this does well I guess it's only a matter of time before they give the God Damn All-Star Batman this treatment as well, no?

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Oh, cool. I didn't expect to like All-Star Superman at all, but I actually liked it quite a bit. Here's hoping they retain some of Quitely's tense pencils. I especially liked his schlubby, clothes-3-sizes-too-big Kent.


I will defend All-Star Goddamn Batman. I look at it as Batman: Year Four or something. Bruce has done the vigilante thing enough to get high off the confidence trip, but he's still too young to completely nail the "scary" part. So he just comes off as a douche.

And the "Batmobile" is a pretty queer name.

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