Fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of Superman: Red Son, an alternative take on Superman lore. In this version, Kal-El’s spacecraft lands in Russia, not the good ol’ US of A.  The film was set to have a New York City premiere on Monday, March 16. If you were planning to attend, however…. Well, you’ll have to pack your capes back into your suits, Superman fans. Due to coronavirus concerns, Warner Bros. has cancelled the event.

The studio made the call to cancel amid growing concern of the spreading virus and a recently confirmed case in New York. The studio let everyone know by an official announcement today:

As the impact and spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, Warner Bros. is placing added emphasis on the health and welfare of its employees, talent and fans. To help minimize risk of exposure, Warner Bros. has opted to take preventative measures and cancel the New York premiere of “Superman: Red Son” on March 16, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused, and we look forward to seeing you at future events.

~Warner Bros. Official Statement

Superman: Red Son premiere cancelled

Superman: Red Son
Image: Warner Bros.

While it’s a shame the premiere is cancelled, fans will be able to get their hands on the film soon enough. The official synopsis reads:

Based on DC’s famed Elseworlds tale from 2003, Superman: Red Son takes place in an alternate reality where the spaceship bearing the last survivor of Krypton crash lands – not in rural Kansas, but in Stalinist Russia. Can this Cold War-era Earth survive the coming of a Soviet Superman?   

Superman: Red Son
Amy Acker voices Lois Lane in Superman: Red Son. (Image: Warner Bros.)

Jason Isaacs (Star Trek: Discovery) lends his voice talents to Superman: Red Son as Kal-El. (Isaacs most recently voiced the emperor in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance on Netflix.) Amy Acker (Person of Interest; Dollhouse) joins him as Lois Lane.

Superman: Red Son arrives on Blu-ray March 17, 2020.