Superman Man Of Tomorrow: Screenwriter Tim Sheridan answers our questions!

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On 27 August, SciFiNow hosted its very own Twitter Watchalong Party for Superman: Man Of Tomorrow and it was nothing short of epic, with fans around the world all switching in to watch DC’s latest animation together. We laughed, we cried, we geeked out after the movie’s badass anti-hero Lobo and we even had Superman: Man Of Tomorrow screenwriter Tim Sheridan join us to answer our questions live!

The film’s amazing cast includes Darren Criss (American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas), Brett Dalton (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Ryan Hurst (The Walking Dead), Ike Amadi (Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge), Neil Flynn (Scrubs), Bellamy Young (Prodigal Son), Cristina Milizia (DC Super Hero Girls), Eugene Byrd (LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures), April Stewart (South Park), and Piotr Michael (The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle).

For those who missed our Twitter Watchalong Party, check out the hashtag #TomorrowParty and #SupermanMOT in the great vaults of the Twitterverse. Make sure you order your copy of Superman: Man Of Tomorrow first to avoid any spoilers and in the meantime, here are the questions we asked the brilliant Tim Sheridan…

Lex Luthor is at his notorious and sharply-dressed best in Superman: Man Of Tomorrow (voiced by Zachary Quinto).

How do even begin to approach writing Superman: Man Of Tomorrow?

Blank screen, keyboard, tons of coffee! Seriously – through every step, I thought about what I could bring to the movie that was my own experience. Superman fights for truth, so in my opinion that’s where all Superman stories should begin.

How did you first get into writing DC characters?

The great Jim Krieg discovered me toiling in obscurity and brought me in to work with him and Butch Lukic and our director Chris Palmer on an amazing show called Justice League Action. Happily, they’ve kept us around!

Who is your favourite DC character?

Don’t make me choose!!! I will say this: the first DC character I fell in love with was Batman… but only because I hadn’t met Supes yet. =) [also Booster Gold FOREVER].

Superman (Darren Criss) truly stands for truth in the latest DC animation.

Why did you decide to include Lobo in Superman: Man Of Tomorrow?

I decided nothing! Producer (and amazing talent) Butch Lukic came in on day one and said: “The Main Man is gonna be in this movie. Period.” Boy, was he right. He’s a great foil for Supes and Ryan Hurst is PERFECTION [as the voice of Lobo].

What character would you like to write for next?

You know, I asked producer Butch Lukic this question the first day I met him on Justice League Action and he said “Captain America.” I said: “That’s MARVEL, Butch.” And he said: “No, Captain Marvel is SHAZAM.” So… I guess my answer is Shazam?

What was the first comic book you ever read?

Good one! It was a reprint of Tales of Suspense #39! The origin of Iron Man (but my intro to superheroes was really through animation. Now here I am!).

Massive thank you to Tim Sheridan and everyone who joined in for the Superman: Man Of Tomorrow Watchalong Party, keep checking back here for announcements on our next event!

Superman: Man Of Tomorrow is released on digital on 24 August, and on DVD, Blu-ray and limited edition Blu-rau (with mini figure) on 7 September 2020. 

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