Reign of the Supermen (film)

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Reign of the Superman is an animated superhero film produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment. The film is a direct sequel to the 2018 animated film The Death of Superman.

Dialogue[edit]

Luthor: What do you think you're doing?
The Eradicator: At this moment, I am answering a question posed by Lex Luthor.
Luthor: [annoyed] Okay Well, here's another one: Why are the hell are you here?
The Eradicator: Lex Luthor is a known criminal. Criminals must be eradicated. [raises a glowing hand]
Luthor: [grabs Mercy] Thank you.
Mercy: For what?
[Luthor pulls Mercy into the Eradicator's blast]

Superboy: Sorry, pal; crash my party, you get bounced!
The Eradicator: You have been classified a priority-one criminal accessory. Surrender or be eradicated.
Superboy: Well, you've been classified a priority-one dirtbag, so, there!

[Steel joins the fight against the Eradicator]
Superboy: Hey! I had that guy!
Steel: [drily] By all means, go to town, Superboy.
Superboy: [annoyed] It's SuperMAN!

Cyborg Superman: We may see it differently, but in the eyes of the law, Lex Luthor is not a criminal. The rule of law is a rule you never break. And real justice is everyone's right. Even the worst among us.
Luthor: Now, who the hell are you
Cyborg Superman: I'm Superman.
The Eradicator: There is only one Superman.

Luthor: Have you seen the newspapers?
Superboy: Yeah, I see 'em all over the place.
Luthor: [pulls out his phone, annoyed;] Have you read them?
[Luthor presses a button, causing a TV screen to appear in the limo. The screen displays a newspaper article proclaiming "SUPERMAN RETURNS!" with headshots of all three Supermen]
Superboy: [grins, pleased] Oh! Right on! [Lex swipes at the phone, causing another article to appear on the TV, this time about Superboy entitled "SUPERMAN OR SUPERSHAM?"; Superboy visibly deflates] ...This really reflects more on you.
Luthor: Do you know what they've calling you? SuperBOY.
Superboy: [confused] But... I'm Superman.
Luthor: [makes the TV vanish] They didn't get the memo. This entire roll out has been a disaster: Goggles and the robot are getting all the good press, while you're strutting across TV screens like a clown!
Superboy: [angry] Don't you mean "clone"?

Batman: [watching the President's limo through binoculars] They just passed Burnett Boulevard, coming up on Rodeo.
Cyborg: ...I think they say "ro-DAY-o".
Batman: They're wrong. Lantern?
Green Lantern: [hovering above the limo with binoculars] Yeah, I say "ro-DAY-o"...
Batman: [irritated] Report!
Green Lantern: OH! [nervous laughter] Smooth sailing up here. Flash?
Flash: [speeds through the crowd] I just wanna ask-
Green Lantern: Ah, here it comes...
Flash: I'm just saying, are we presidential bodyguards, or we the Justice League? [speeds off]
Wonder Woman: Today? We're bodyguards.
Flash: [speeding up a building] And you don't think there's other stuff we should be doing?
Batman: The Titans have it covered.
Flash: [stopping at the top of the building] The Teen Titans? [sarcastic] Oh yeah, I feel good about that!
[Superboy flies down to the front of the procession]
Superboy: Chillax, Zippy! The Titans are cool!
Flash: [indignant] ZIPPY‽ [beat] Wait, did he just say "chillax"?
[Martian Manhunter floats alongside Superboy]
Martian Manhunter: Young man, stay off this frequency: It's for League members only.
Superboy: No, it's for the President's protective detail; [smug] as the new head of LexCorp Global Security, I qualify.
Green Lantern: [looking down Superboy from the scope of a bazooka] I have the shot~!
Batman: I say take it.
Wonder Woman: That's enough! We have a job to do!
Flash: Okay, can we speed this up? Because if I'm not home in time for dinner, Iris is gonna kill me.

Superboy: [to Cyborg and Green Lantern] Lex is so wrong. You guys are funky fresh.
Lex Luthor: [on ear-piece] Donovan's been letting watch those 90s sitcoms again, I see.
Superboy: Lex?
Lex Luthor: I'm in your other ear. Reminding you to stay alert. President Dale has her eye on you. Keep her safe. By the end of the week, with a little political maneuvering, she'll be publicly recognizing you as the one true Superman.

Superboy: [annoyed] Hey, I did what you told me to do! Everything I'm capable of doing!
Luthor: And you still lost! I gave you every advantage Superman had, and more! [steps out of the elevator]
Superboy: And I appreciate- wait, more?
Luthor: Wait here. [walks away]
[Superboy cautiously approaches the lab]
Superboy: [softly] I remember this place...
Donovan: There you are. [comes into view, heavily bandaged and roughed-up]
Superboy: [surprised] Dr. Donovan? What happened to you?
Donovan: Your father is a hard man...
[Lex retrieves a syringe full of Kryptonite ]
Superboy: [confused] My father? You mean, Superman?
Donovan: I don't work for Superma- [cuts himself off, afraid;] ...Oh, no. I... I thought he would have... told you, I... I-I didn't mean to-
Luthor: [interrupting: Well, look who's talking. [comes up behind Superboy, holding the syringe] Again!
Donovan: Mr. Luthor, please...!
Superboy: What's going on?
Luthor: [calmly] It's alright, Dabney – tell him. What difference could it make now?
Donovan: I don't think I-
Luthor: Tell him.
Donovan: [beat] The DNA – your DNA – it's-
Superboy: -Superman's.
Donovan: [hesitantly] Yes... But, also...
Luthor: I told you I gave you more; all of Superman's strength, plus... [looks directly at Superboy] all the Luthor intellect. Supposedly.
Donovan: It just needs guidance! Please...! We got so much closer with this one than any of the others!
Luthor: [sighs] You're right, Dabney; the current model really is leaps and bounds ahead of his brothers. [throws the syringe away] I don't know what I was thinking. [to Superboy] Let's go. [walks back to the elevator. After a moment, Superboy follows him] And Dabney? You're fired. [presses a button on a remote as the elevator doors close, causing the failed clones to advance on Donovan]

The Flash: Any idea where here is?
Green Lantern: I don't recognize any of these star formations. J'onn?
Martian Manhunter: They are foreign to me as well.
Batman: That's because they're not stars.
Green Lantern: What are they?
Batman: [looks through goggles, sees a bunch of alien creatures] Hungry.
The Flash: [runs behind Wonder Woman] I'm just gonna hide behind the Amazon till Vic gets us home.

Luthor: So, do you really think Kal-El is alive?
Lois: I don't know. But, for the first time, I really feel like it's possible.
Luthor: For the first time, I hope he is.

Steel: [to Superman, awed;] It's really you. How...?
Superman: Honestly? I don't know. The robots keep calling it a "revitalisation cycle"; but it's not something I'd ever heard of, or knew was possible.
[Steel looks around the Fortress whilst a pair of robots repair his armour]
Steel: What is this place?
Superman: A Fortress, built to keep me isolated during this... process.
Steel: [glances at the Eradicator] Does he have to just stand there like that? It's creeping me out.
Superman: He's just trying to protect me.
Steel: Then why was he drawing energy from you when you were in the pod?
Kelex: Quite the reverse; Kal-El was the one absorbing ion radiation from the Eradicator, as part of the revitalisation cycle.
Superman: Highly advanced tech, programmed to protect my people.
Steel: [sceptical] So he decides to put on a cape and dispense his own brand of justice? [Superman raises an eyebrow at his shield on Steel's armour] ...I'm just saying. [after a moment, Superman smiles] I can't tell you how glad I am to see you again. [lowers his face plate] There's a lot you need to know.
Superman: These broadcasts have brought me up to speed; Darkseid killed my friends, and people are being turned into monsters by that cyborg impostor.
Steel: Hank Henshaw.
Superman: [surprised] The astronaut? I thought he was dead. [frowns] I guess I didn't know everything...
Superboy: [from behind them] There's a lot of that going around. So, what's the plan... Dad?
[Superman raises an eyebrow at him]

Superboy: What we need is a way to get you to Metropolis. It's 40 below outside, and you're just a guy now.
Superman: A guy with a spaceship.
Superboy: Slammin'!
Steel: Excuse me?
Superboy: Do people not say that anymore?

[during the fight between Superman and Henshaw]
Superman: Is this what Terri would want‽
Cyborg Superman: DON'T SAY HER NAME! You're not allowed to say her name! She's DEAD because of you! [softer] She was always apprehensive in space. She tried to hide it, but I knew. I told her she'd be okay, we all would; we had Superman... Until we didn't. Until my ship and crew were debris... AND YOU WEREN'T EVEN DEAD YET! Just too busy!

Cyborg Superman: All you hear today is, "How do we live in a world without Superman?" [Scoffs] Well, some of us already had to! Some of us watched as everything we had, everything we loved, was lost!
Lois: Oh, give it a rest!
Cyborg Superman: Huh?
Lois: This isn't about your wife and you know it! It's about you. You let Darkseid turn you into this.
Cyborg Superman: Superman turned me into this! Darkseid only rebuilt me and taught me how to wield my hatred as a weapon. Just like he did with...
Superman: Doomsday.
Cyborg Superman: That beast was only a mindless assassin. While I was set to a singular purpose. Destroy what remains of Superman. His good name. It was the best revenge I could hope for. Until now.

Clark: Hey, I almost forgot; [pulls out his phone from his jacket] Conner's all settled. [Lois takes the phone, showing a picture of Superboy being hugged by Ma and Pa Kent ] he said, "Thanks for the sweater, babe.".
Lois: Aww...! They're gonna eat him alive!
Clark: So... where did we leave off...? [communicator buzzes] Yeah?
Wonder Woman: [smirking] You're late.
Clark: [sighs] Right. Be there in a sec.
Wonder Woman: Oh, tell Lois I'll see her Friday.
Clark: [stares at Lois, surprised] Friday?
Lois: What is it?
Clark: [beat] Worlds colliding. Also, I have to go.
Lois: [smiles] It's okay, I understand. [Clark smiles back] I'll wait up.

Wonder Woman: Henshaw may be gone, but this was still the boldest move we've seen from Apokolips, yet.
Batman: Darkseid won't stay down for long. And we can't play defense forever.
Superman: Then we agree. We're going to have to take this fight to his doorstep.
[the door opens]
Luthor: Excellent. [Superman turns around and sees Luthor] Count me in. Team.
[pause]
Green Lantern: Okay, who left the front door open?

External links[edit]

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