DC’s “Injustice” is coming to the small screen! The animated adaption of the “Injustice: Gods Among Us” video game and “Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year One” comic book series from writer Tom Taylor will be released as a direct to video home exclusive. Taking place in on an alternate Earth, the story starts when the Joker tricks Superman into killing Lois Lane, sending him on a rampage. Batman must then band together with the few allies he has left, including members of the Justice League from another dimension, to stop this unhinged Superman from taking over the world.
The game was well received by fans and critics alike, getting an IGN rating score of 9/10 and Metacritic “Metascore” of 81. The great reception promptly incentivized DC to get to work on an adaption, which has now revealed major characters in the cast.
The upcoming “Injustice” animated film voice 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.
Very little is known about this adaptation. Whether it’ll just stick to the story of the game or also include Superman’s villainous rise to power, as seen in Taylor’s comic series, is still unknown. What is known is that this will be DC’s next animated project following the release of the highly anticipated second part of the adaption to Jeph Loeb’s “Batman: The Long Halloween.”
That film is set to release on digital on July 27, and “Injustice” is set to debut to home entertainment sometime this fall.