DC: Injustice Movie Trailer Pits Joker vs. Superman

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
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The DC animated universe might've already reached the conclusion to its interconnected storyline through the release of Justice League: Dark, but its end opened up opportunities for creatives to adapt many more stories. One of them is Injustice

Based on the famous Injustice: Gods Among Us video game, the upcoming animated film will showcase the story of Superman going rogue due to the death of Lois Lane at the hands of the Joker. As a result, the Man of Steel's downfall will ultimately pit Justice League members against one another. 

Injustice will feature a stellar voice cast that includes the likes of Justin Hartley, Anson Mount, Gillian Jacobs, and Yuri Lowenthal. Hartley and Mount will portray Superman and Batman, respectively. 

Now, ahead of the film's October release, the first trailer has officially arrived. 

DC Reveals Animated Justice League Spin-Off

Warner Bros. released the first official trailer for Injustice, a Justice League spin-off centered around NetherRealm Studios' Injustice: Gods Among Us video game. 

The full trailer for the animated film can be seen below:


Joker Has a Plan to Destroy Superman

While the latest trailer is less than 90 seconds, many would agree that it still managed to capture the emotional storyline that Injustice will showcase. 

Before the first set of footage was released, Warner Bros. Animation confirmed that the animated release will be inspired by Netherrealm Studios' Injustice: Gods Among Us 2013 video game and Tom Taylor's Injustice Gods Among Us: Year One prequel comic series. This trailer established some of the elements from the game and comics like Superman's rage toward Joker and the explosion in the Daily Bugle that killed Lois Lane. 

Still, it's possible that Injustice will adapt several things differently to give a unique spin to the story. One possible change is the members of Batman's resistance team against Superman. 

In the game, the Dark Knight recruits the likes of Catwoman, Green Arrow, Aquaman, and Martian Manhunter to oppose Superman's regime. It's possible that some of these heroes will side with the Man of Tomorrow's team, and the likes of Flash and Green Lantern will become members of the Insurgency. 

It will be interesting to find out how Injustice will live up to expectations, especially after the popularity of the games and the comic book adaptations. If it does prove to be successful, then it's reasonable to assume that more content will be produced that will be directly related to the famed comic series down the line. 

Injustice will be available on digital and Blu-ray on October 19, 2021. 

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.