Warner Brothers Animation has recently revealed the next installment in their collection of animated movies will be an adaptation of NetherRealm Studios acclaimed video game series Injustice: Gods Among Us.
Not much has been revealed of the film yet, other than when we will be getting our first look during the release of Batman: The Long Halloween – Part 2 in July 2021.
No doubt Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon will somehow be attached to this project, after the work Warner Brothers Animation and Boon did with 2020’s Mortal Kombat: Scorpion’s Revenge. But no other cast or crew have been revealed for the film. However, we hope to see the same voice actors from the game return for this movie, which featured many of the original voices from the Justice League animated series.
Injustice is a DC story somewhere in the multiverse, where our heroes are at war. After Joker manipulates Superman and tricks him into murdering Lois Lane along with his unborn child. As Batman tries to deal with the Joker, Superman takes things into his own hands by killing the Joker. Changing his ethics and forcing his hand on the world by becoming a dictator. Meanwhile, Batman and Lex Luthor create a rebellion to fight against Superman and the other heroes that have sided with him. However, another version of the League arrive to assist Batman in dethroning Superman’s reign.
The follow up game released in 2017 introduces the super-villain Brainiac and his plot take over the world. In a desperate attempt to fight against this alien threat, Batman and Superman decide to put their differences aside to stop Brainiac.
It’s unclear which aspect of the Injustice story this film will pick up. Whether it follow the first or second video game adaptation, or pick up with the comic spin-off. Which provides an in depth look at the turmoil within this dystopian world, while also incorporating characters who weren’t featured in the games such as John Constantine, Etrigan the Demon and children related to the heroes and villains. While the newly released Injustice: Year Zero explores events taking place prior to Injustice: Gods Among Us, bringing the Justice Society of America into the world.
While DC struggles to find its footing with its live-action adaptations, they continue to thrive with its animation department after the success of Justice Society: World War II and Justice League Dark: Apokolips War. Keep an eye out for the first look at this anticipated animated film when it is featured with Batman: The Long Halloween – Part 2, coming out July 27th, 2021.
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