Warner Brothers Entertainment has announced the next DC Animated film headed to the small screen, Injustice, based on the 2013 video game Injustice: Gods Among Us from Netherrealm Studios and tie-in comic book series, video game, and the best selling DC comic book series Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year One written by Tom Taylor.
Set in an alternate universe, Injustice tells the story of Superman, who after being tricked by the Joker into killing a pregnant Lois and detonating a nuclear weapon that wipes out all of Metropolis. Pushed to the brink, Superman’s sanity snaps, and not only murders the Joker but continues to execute criminals and installing himself as ruler of Earth. As he becomes more corrupt, Superman forms the One Earth Regime to enforce global peace, recruiting many heroes and villains he recruited as his lieutenants. As the story unfolds, the Justice League disbands with Batman establishing the Insurgency to oppose Superman’s Regime, putting the World’s Finest at war with each other.
According to an exclusive from The Hollywood Reporter, the animated film will feature the voice acting talents of 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.
Rick Morales, known for Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, is producing. Justice League Dark‘s Matt Peters is directing from a script by Batman: Hush scribe Ernie Altbacker. Also producing is Jim Krieg, with Sam Register executive producing.
Injustice is slated for a fall 2021 release.