'Injustice': 5 things you need to know about DC's shocking new animated movie
The storyline has a dark premise that questions what if the Joker killed Lois Lane, and Superman turned to the dark side
DC has quite the roster lined up in the coming year, and it starts off with a video-game adaptation. 'Injustice', borrowed from the 'Injustice: Gods Among Us' storyline, was actually announced on the Xbox 360, PC, and PS3 in 2013 platforms and is now a full-fledged film. The storyline has a dark premise that questions what if the Joker killed Lois Lane, and Superman turned to the dark side.
The ripple effect sees the Justice League dismantled and heroes picking sides. And as unbelievable it was, it still gained enough popularity. And while you wait for the DC animated movie to release, here are some of the titles you can explore: 'The Flash', 'Batwoman', and 'Arrow'.
When does 'Injustice' release and where to watch it
'Injustice' released in the US on Monday, October 18 on Video on Demand. The movie is available as part of a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Package for $39.99. The Blu-ray copy costs $22.99 while a digital Prime Video copy comes at $19.99.
What is the DC animated movie about?
Based on the video game 'Injustice: Gods Among Us' and the graphic novel 'Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year One', the film is set in a world where the Joker (Kevin Pollak) has tricked Superman (Justin Hartley) into killing Lois Lane (Laura Bailey). As a result, the world slips into chaos and the Man of Steel embarks on a dangerous quest to control it in his own ways.
The onus is on Batman (Anson Mount) to assemble a team of heroes to stop the Kryptonian and save the world. The official synopsis reads: 'On an alternate Earth, the Joker tricks Superman into killing Lois Lane, which sends the hero on a path of destruction. Superman decides to take control of Earth and Batman and his allies must try to stop him."
Who are the stars
Justin Hartley lends his voice as Clark Kent/Superman. Anson Mount as Batman and Gillian Jacobs as Harley Quinn, with Kevin Pollak as the Joker round up the rest of the cast.
Matt Peters ('Orange is the New Black') serves as the director with Sam Register as the EP.
The trailer sees a distraught Superman wreak havoc on the world after the Joker and Harley Quinn are shown to have killed Lois Lane. You can watch the trailer below: