I don't think it's heavy handed to say that Injustice: Gods Among Us is one of the most intense and unique stories in the history of DC Comics. This all started with the video game from NetherRealm Studios and continued into the comics from the mind of Tom Taylor. Personally, I've been waiting for this story to be adapted for a while now, and that is about to become a reality. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is about to add Injustice to it's animated movie universe.
Before I get to the details, let's take a look at the release itself. Injustice will come to 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-Ray and DigitalHD of October 19th. Take a look at the special features:
Adventures in Storytelling – Injustice: Crisis and Conflict (New Featurette) – The storytellers behind the new Injustice animated film discuss how all the intense drama and unabashed action was brought to life.
· DC Universe Movies Flashback
o The Death of Superman
o Reign of the Supermen
· From the DC Vault
o Justice League – Injustice For All, Part I
o Justice League – Injustice For All, Part II
Just in case you're not familiar with this alternate reality story, it tells the tale of a world: "where The Joker has duped Superman into killing Lois Lane, sending the Man of Steel on a deadly rampage. Unhinged, Superman decides to take control of the Earth for humanity’s own good. Determined to stop him, Batman creates a team of like-minded, freedom-fighting heroes. But when Super Heroes go to war, can the world survive?"
As far as the cast goes, you'll notice some very familiar names. Justin Hartley (This Is Us, Smallville) will play Superman, with Anson Mount (Hell On Wheels, Star Trek: Discovery) playing Batman. The rest of the stellar cast includes Janet Varney (The Legend of Korra, You’re The Worst) as Wonder Woman, Brandon Micheal Hall (God Friended Me) as Cyborg, Kevin Pollak (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) as Joker & Jonathan Kent, Anika Noni Rose (The Princess and the Frog, The Good Wife, Dreamgirls) as Catwoman, Reid Scott (Veep, Venom) as Green Arrow & Victor Zsasz, Edwin Hodge (The Tomorrow War, Mayans M.C.) as Mr. Terrific & Killer Croc, Gillian Jacobs (Community, Invincible) as Harley Quinn, Oliver Hudson (Rules of Engagement, Nashville) as Plastic Man, Laura Bailey (Critical Role, Avengers Assemble) as Lois Lane & Rama Kushna, Faran Tahir (Iron Man, Star Trek) as Ra’s al Ghul, Derek Phillips (Friday Night Lights, 42) as Nightwing & Aquaman, Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10 franchise, Young Justice, RWBY) as Mirror Master, Flash & Shazam, Zach Callison (Steven Universe, The Goldbergs) as Damian & Jimmy Olsen, Brian T. Delaney (Fortnite, Batman Unlimited) as Green Lantern, Fred Tatasciore (Family Guy, American Dad!) as Captain Atom, and Andrew Morgado (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) as Mirror Master Soldier.
Matt Peters will direct, and remember, he also directed the very popular Justice League Dark: Apokolips War. The screenplay comes from Ernie Altbacker (Batman: Hush). Sam Register is, of course, an executive producer. Fellow producers include Jim Krieg, Rick Morales and associate producer Alyessa Ornelas.
The movie will be released just days after the upcoming DC FanDome. Odds are, there will be a first look at the adaptation during the virtual event. I'm sure that there will be plenty of trailers and first look photos to look forward to until then. Keep an eye on our socials and here as well.
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