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The Death of Superman trailer: Doomsday arrives to Earth

Time to say goodbye to Superman. 

Warner Bros. has rolled out the first trailer for its upcoming animated film The Death of Superman, the animated film that promises to give the famed DC Comics storyline a slightly more faithful adaptation. 

The footage, courtesy of IGN, centers on the murderous supervillain Doomsday arriving to Earth and igniting a tense battle with the Justice League. A fierce and formidable foe, Doomsday pummels through the members of the super-group with ease, ultimately taking Superman to his grave. Doomday's killing of the Kryptonian hero is heavily hinted at in the first-look footage, which is to be expected given the film's title, but the trailer actually seems to suggest the movie will take more than a few creative liberties with its source material. Still, The Death of Superman will serve as a more true-to-the-comics translation compared to interpretations past.  

Glean a clearer idea of what The Death of Superman will entail in the film's official synopsis: "In The Death of Superman, when a hulking monster emerges from an underground resting place and begins a mindless rampage, the Justice League is quickly called in to stop the colossal force of nature. But it soon becomes apparent that only Superman can stand against the monstrosity that has been nicknamed Doomsday. Battling their way throughout America, the two fight to a standstill as they reach the heart of Metropolis. Going punch for punch, Superman finally ends the threat of Doomsday as he throws one last punch and collapses forever."

The Death of Superman features the voices of Jerry O'Connell (Superman), Rebecca Romijn (Lois Lane), Rainn Wilson (Lex Luthor), Rosario Dawson (Wonder Woman), Nathan Fillion (Green Lantern), Christopher Gorham (Flash), Matt Lanter (Aquaman), Shemar Moore (Cyborg), and Jason O'Mara (Batman). The film doesn't yet have an official release date, though it's slated to launch on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital HD sometime this summer.