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  • Writer's pictureCarrie Specht

Superman's 80th Anniversary Culminates This Weekend

This Sunday and Monday, fans of Superman nationwide can celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Man of Steel in more than 500 theaters across the country. Superman’s 80th Anniversary culminates with a big screen double feature of The Death of Superman and the national cinematic debut of Reign of the Supermen. Fathom Events is presenting the two animated features that will play Sunday, January 13, and Monday, January 14, only.

Superman’s greatest adventure (his death and rebirth) will be unveiled in a special two-day exclusive theatrical event as Warner Bros. and DC join forces with Fathom Events for a double feature presentation of the previously released The Death of Superman, and the first in-theater screening of the all-new Reign of the Supermen. As the second half of the double feature, Reign will be seen nationally in theaters ahead of its Warner Bros. Home Entertainment release on Digital, January 15.

The action-packed, Reign of the Supermen, finds Clark Kent's alter ego meeting his match when the monstrous, unstoppable creature Doomsday comes to Earth. The ultimate villain is hell bent on destroying everything and everyone in his path, including the Justice League. Mean while, Earth’s citizens deal with a world without Superman. But the aftermath of Superman’s death, and the subsequent disappearance of his body, leads to the mystery of whether the man of steel is still alive? He may just be among the four new super-powered individuals, Steel, Cyborg Superman, Superboy, and the Eradicator, who each claims to be the hero.

“Warner Bros. is proud to join forces with Fathom Events to celebrate of Superman’s 80th anniversary with a double-feature, big screen presentation of the Man of Steel’s most heralded adventure,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home EntertainmentVice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “’The Death of Superman was a monumental moment in comics history, and these films, expertly produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, capture the enormity of that story in terms of both action and emotion. Seeing both films, on the big screen, gives the fans another vehicle to unite and celebrate this beloved Super Hero and this landmark tale.” And Fathom Events VP of Studio Relations Tom Lucas said, “Superman is one of the most iconic Super Heroes of all time, and this double feature event will give fans an opportunity to come together to celebrate the franchise. We are excited to partner with Warner Bros. again to bring back The Death of Superman and introduce fans to Reign of the Supermen.”

The two-part film is an animated adaptation of “The Death Of Superman,” DC’s’ landmark 1992-93 comic phenomenon, and features an all-star voice cast led by Jerry O’Connell, Rebecca Romijn, and Rainn Wilson. Tickets are available now at and at participating theater box offices.

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