DC has officially revealed the cast for its upcoming Injustice movie. Warner Bros originally revealed the project in May. Details have proved to be elusive. But thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, we now know who will be bringing these characters to life for the much-anticipated video game adaptation.
The cast is led by Justin Hartley as Superman, Anson Mount as Batman and Laura Bailey as Lois Lane/Rama Kushna. It also includes Zach Callison as Damian/Jimmy Olsen, Brian T. Delaney as Green Lantern, Brandon Michael Hall as Cyborg, Edwin Hodge as Mr. Terrific/Killer Croc, Oliver Hudson as Plastic Man, Gillian Jacobs as Harley Quinn, Yuri Lowenthal as Mirror Master/Flash/Shazam and Derek Phillips as Nightwing/Aquaman.
Rounding out the ensemble are Kevin Pollak as Joker/Jonathan Kent, Anika Noni Rose as Catwoman, Reid Scott as Green Arrow/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.
Injustice: Gods Among Us was released as a fighting game in 2013. It was incredibly well-received and took on a story largely focusing on an alternate reality. The game did well enough to spawn a sequel, Injustice 2. DC has also published various comic book series set in that same universe. Now, we’re getting a movie.
Per Wikipedia, here is the synopsis for Injustice: Gods Among Us.
“The storyline is set in a parallel universe within the DC Comics’ Multiverse. In this reality, Superman becomes a tyrant and establishes a new world order after the Joker tricks him into killing Lois Lane and destroying Metropolis with a nuclear bomb. In an effort to stop this, Batman summons counterparts of the League’s members from another universe to join his insurgency and end the totalitarian regime.”
Matt Peters (Justice League Dark) is directing from a script by Ernie Altbacker (Batman: Hush). Rick Morales (Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge) is producing alongside Jim Krieg, with Sam Register on board as an executive producer.
Warner Bros. has a rich history of faithfully adapting beloved storylines into animated movies. That is, perhaps, the one area where DC consistently trumps Marvel. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has dominated the box office, the studio has yet to master the animated side of things. Warner Bros. and DC, meanwhile, have dominated that space for years.
As far as Injustice goes, no release date has been set. However, THR did include a new image in their report, which we’ve included for you to check out as well.
Injustice is set to arrive this fall.