DC’s ‘Injustice’ movie officially announced
DC Comics has always been the sunniest, simpler alternative to Marvel. When Marvel was in its Silver Age glory, introducing complex, fallible characters like Spider-Man and X-Men, DC was still primarily dedicated to whimsical “fantasy stories” where Superman would briefly split in half or Batman. could marry Catwoman. Each company had their own style that they did well.
Lately, if the roles aren’t completely reversed, DC has at least found ways to meet the needs of adult fans interested in darker material. They made movies like Zack Snyder’s DC Extended Universe and released comics like Dark nights: metal and Clock of the end of the world. They’ve also partnered up with NetherRealm, the studio that makes Mortal combat, on a series of violent fighting games called Injustice. Set in an alternate DC universe, they involve a world where Superman goes insane and becomes an evil dictator, and the efforts of other members of the Justice League to stop him. Two games have been released so far, and both have proven to be popular enough to inspire several years of Injustice comics too.
While there is still no word on a third Injustice game, DC has now revealed they are making an animation Injustice movie. The news was revealed in the press release of their upcoming Batman: The Long Halloween, Part 2 DVD and Blu-ray. One of the special features of the disc is “A Taste of the Upcoming DC Animated Film – An Advanced Look at Injustice.“
DC has released over 40 animated features directly into home video since 2007, most adapting popular DC Comics graphic novels such as Superman’s death and Batman: first year. Some are quite mature; a few, including Batman: the murderous joke, are in fact denoted R. Injustice the movie could be as intense and violent as the games.
Batman: The Long Halloween, Part 2 debuts on digital July 27. It will be available on Blu-ray on August 10.
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