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Injustice: Gods Among Us Animated Movie Officially Announced by DC, Warner Bros. Animation

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DC has revealed its next direct-to-video animated movie, and it’s a big one. The wildly popular fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us is getting a movie adaptation.Oddly, neither DC nor Warner Bros. Animation made a formal announcement of the new project. Instead, its existence was revealed via a press release for Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two. Among the bonus features included on that Blu-ray set will be a trailer for an Injustice movie.At this time, no other details are known about the Injustice movie, though with The Long Halloween, Part Two scheduled for a July 2021 release, it seems likely we’ll see the Injustice drop before the end of the year. It remains to be seen just how closely the movie will follow the plot of the original game and whether the game’s voice cast will reprise their roles for the film.

2013’s Injustice: Gods Among Us and its 2017 sequel are set in an alternate DC Universe where Superman is driven mad after being tricked by Joker into killing his wife Lois and their unborn child. Five years after that tragedy, Superman rules the world with an iron fist, forcing the Justice League of the regular DCU to cross dimensions and battle this tyrannical Man of Steel.

The Injustice saga has also been greatly expanded through various spinoff comics, which flesh out the five years leading up to the events of the first game and then bridge the gap between the first game and the sequel. It’s possible the animated movie could be an adaptation of the comics rather than the games, or even an entirely new story set within this dystopian DC Universe.

Presumably a formal announcement of the Injustice movie will follow, hopefully with plot details and a confirmation of the cast and crew involved. For now, check out the trailer for Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two:For more on DC’s recent animated movies, check out IGN’s recent reviews of Superman: Man of Tomorrow, Batman: Soul of the Dragon and Justice Society: World War II.

Jesse is a mild-mannered staff writer for IGN. Allow him to lend a machete to your intellectual thicket by following @jschedeen on Twitter.



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