For any gamer, “Injustice: Gods Among Us” stands out as one of the best fighting games to date, as well as one of the most compelling DC narratives in recent memory. The story told in the game is dark and twisted, exploring what would happen if Superman were to descend into madness and shed his do-gooder demeanor and become an unstoppable menace. A trailer for the film dropped on September 8th, and looks to be another intense take on the “Injustice” concept.
You can pre-order the animated film on Amazon here.
If you’re unfamiliar with the storyline, it follows the Joker executing his master plan that includes tricking Superman into accidentally killing Lois Lane and his unborn child as well as destroying Metropolis with a nuclear bomb. Losing everything he loves, Superman becomes a tyrant, vowing to never let anyone destroy anything under his watch no matter how many people he has to kill to keep that promise. This pits Superman against both the Justice League and their villain counterparts, requiring everyone and everything to take Superman down and set things right.
The film looks to open with this tragedy, and sports an impressive voice cast for its vast array of characters. The animated film stars Justin Hartley as Superman, Anson Mount as Batman, Laura Bailey as Lois Lane and Rama Kushna, Zach Callison as Damian and Jimmy Olsen, Brian T. Delaney as Green Lantern, Brandon Michael Hall as Cyborg, Edwin Hodge as Mr. Terrific and Killer Croc, Oliver Hudson as Plastic Man, Gillian Jacobs as Harley Quinn, Yuri Lowenthal as Mirror Master, Flash and Shazam, Derek Phillips as Nightwing and Aquaman, Kevin Pollak as Joker and Jonathan Kent, Anika Noni Rose as Catwoman, Reid Scott as Green Arrow and Victor Zsasz, Faran Tahir as Ra’s al Ghul, Fred Tatasciore as Captain Atom, Janet Varney as Wonder Woman, and Andrew Morgado as Mirror Master Soldier.
There will be a sneak peek of the film during DC’s FanDome, scheduled to kick off in October.
If the animated film is even a fraction of the source material it’s based on, we’re in for a real treat. “Injustice” is easily one of the most unique takes on the DC universe, and DC tends to knock it out of the park with their animated projects.
Looks like I’ll need to brush off my “Injustice: Gods Among Us” game and get reacquainted with this fascinating story.
“Injustice” is set to release on October 19th, 2021 on digital VOD and 4K Ultra Blu-ray.