Warner Bros. has announced that an animated adaptation of Warner Bros. Interactive and NetherRealm Studios’ best-selling DC fighting game series, Injustice: God Amongs Us, is currently in production.
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Inspired by the fighting game series Injustice: Gods Among Us and the tie-in comic series by Tom Taylor of the same name, Injustice depicts a world wherein Joker tricks Superman into killing a pregnant Lois, causing the Man of Steel to kill the clown and despotically seize control of the Earth.
In an environment where the Kryptonian demigod rules all and doesn’t give a second thought to killing anyone who stands in the way of his goals, it’s up to Batman and his allies to stop him.
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According to a Hollywood Reporter exclusive, the film will star former Green Arrow and Smallville actor Justin Hartley as the voice of Superman, along with Star Trek: Discovery star Anson Mount as Batman and anime dubber Laura Bailey as the doomed Lois Lane.
The vast cast of voice actors lending their talents to the film includes 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 a Mirror Master Soldier.
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The feature is produced by Rick Morales (Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge) and Jim Krieg in conjunction with Warner Bros. Animation, DC, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
It is directed by Matt Peters (Justice League Dark) and written by Ernie Altbacker (Batman: Hush) with Sam Register executive producing.
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The revelation that an Injustice animated feature was in the works came only a few months ago when WB sneakily placed the title’s announcement within a press release for the Batman: The Long Halloween, Part 2, where it was noted that that film’s Blu-ray would include a sneak peek at the video game series’ upcoming adaptataion.
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