DC has dropped the gory Red Band trailer for the upcoming animated film Injustice.
After waiting for years, DC finally listened to the pleas of fans and decided to adapt the Injustice game into an animated film. The story sees the Joker killing Lois Lane and leveling Metropolis which causes Superman to go berserk and toss away the morals and rules he’s stood by since he assumed the superpowered role. With Superman now a maniacal baddie, it’s up to the rest of the Justice League to stop Superman from exercising his control over Earth.
The Injustice storyline is mature in execution as well, with the video game standing as one of the darkest DC stories ever created. So it’s no surprise that the animated film is sticking to the source material’s dark roots and playing around with the mature themes. With the film set to hit home video and digital storefronts next month, DC has dropped a brand new, Red Band trailer that shows off just how violent and gory the film will be.
As you can see from the trailer, this isn’t your typical, hopeful Superman story. It’ll be interesting to see how closely Injustice adapts the video games and if it will touch upon themes and plot points introduced in the second game.
Here is the synopsis for Injustice:
An unthinkable tragedy propels Superman into a dangerous new mindset, ultimately pitting Justice League members against each other
Directed by Matt Peters (Justice League Dark: Apokolips War) from a script by Ernie Altbacker (Batman: Hush), the animated film features the voices 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.
Injustice will hit 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and digital on October 19. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Injustice and the rest of the DC animated projects coming out in the future. You can also look forward to more content by subscribing to our YouTube channel!