Skip to main content

Superman goes rogue in first trailer for DC’s Injustice movie

Between The Boys and Invincible, the evil Superman clone trope is getting a little old — but that doesn’t mean it isn’t compelling when the Man of Steel falls from grace. The Injustice: Gods Among Us video game showed fans a world where Superman was driven mad from grief after Joker tricked him into murdering his wife, Lois Lane, and their unborn child. In response, Superman killed Joker and resolved to protect the world by any means necessary, even if that meant he had to rule the planet himself.

IGN has debuted the first trailer for Injustice, the upcoming animated film that delivers an adaptation of the events mentioned above. It also reminds fans that the entire city of Metropolis was destroyed as part of the Joker’s “masterpiece,” but the Clown Prince of Crime is going to get more than he bargained for by enraging the Last Son of Krypton.

Unfortunately, Superman’s actions will also tear the Justice League apart.

Injustice - Exclusive Official Trailer (2021) Justin Hartley, Anson Mount, Kevin Pollak

This is Us star Justin Hartley is headlining the movie as Superman. Hartley has some previous superhero experience — he played Green Arrow for several seasons on Smallville, and he even portrayed Aquaman in the WB’s TV pilot episode in 2006.

Superman and Lois Lane in Injustice.
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Anson Mount will be voicing Batman in this movie, and has some hero experience himself, both as Black Bolt from Marvel’s Inhumans, and as Captain Pike from Star Trek: Discovery.

He’s joined by Janet Varney as Wonder Woman, Brian T. Delaney as Green Lantern, Anika Noni Rose as Catwoman, Derek Phillips as Nightwing and Aquaman, Zach Callison as Damian Wayne and Jimmy Olsen, Kevin Pollak as Joker and Jonathan Kent, Gillian Jacobs as Harley Quinn, Laura Bailey as Lois Lane and Rama Kushna, and Yuri Lowenthal as Mirror Master, Flash, and Shazam.

Wonder Woman and Superman in Injustice.
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Additional cast members include Brandon Michael Hall as Cyborg, Edwin Hodge as Mr. Terrific and Killer Croc, Oliver Hudson as Plastic Man, Reid Scott as Green Arrow and Victor Zsasz, Faran Tahir as Ra’s al Ghul, Fred Tatasciore as Captain Atom, and Andrew Morgado as Mirror Master Soldier.

Matt Peters (Justice League Dark) directed Injustice from a script by Ernie Altbacker. Injustice will be released digitally and on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on October 19.

Editors' Recommendations

Blair Marnell
Blair Marnell has been an entertainment journalist for over 15 years. His bylines have appeared in Wizard Magazine, Geek…
All the movies and TV shows announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2023
The main characters from Watchmen in a panel from the graphic novel.

San Diego Comic-Con 2023 was a quieter affair than usual. Because studios refuse to pay their actors and writers what they deserve, the ongoing SAG/AFTRA and WGA strikes continue, halting most ongoing productions and preventing talent from promoting their current or upcoming projects. Still, Comic-Con weathered the storm by pivoting back to its original raison d'etre: comic books. That's not to say a few movies and shows didn't make the cut, although the focus was firmly away from Hollywood and back into print.

Comic-Con was once the pinnacle of pop culture; alas, it has lost some of its luster, especially after the pandemic and amidst an increasingly erratic entertainment industry. The 2023 iteration didn't do much to return it to its once mighty place, but it provided enough interesting announcements to keep it in the conversation, at least until next year. And although only a handful of intriguing announcements came out of Comic-Con 2023, they are exciting enough to keep fans invested in the long-running and revered convention.

Read more
5 best comic book titles to read for SDCC 2023
Batman with Tim Drake as Robin in the foreground for Failsafe cover art.

With the diminished presence of movie studios, San Diego Comic-Con 2023 will have a greater focus on the comic book source medium that inspired it. Fans will need to temper their expectations for the latest in the MCU and the forthcoming DCU, but there are plenty of ongoing comics for fans to read and get invested in.

DC Comics will feature announcements from the current Dawn of DC event and more. Meanwhile, Marvel Comics will also have reveals regarding the future of several major properties, assuring that there will be something for every kind of comic fan. From series like Chip Zdarsky and Jorge Jiménez's Batman run to the former's epic Daredevil finale with Marco Checchetto, there are a few great ongoing comics to help get in the spirit of SDCC 2023.

Read more
Why The Dark Knight is still the best comic book movie of all time
The Joker and Batman sit across from one another at a table.

Let's travel back to 2008 and revisit pop culture, shall we? The most popular TV show in the country was American Idol. Studio comedies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall could still gross over $100 million at the box office. Plus, superhero fatigue did not exist, which is the perfect segue into our conversation about the best comic book movie of all time, The Dark Knight.

Fifteen years ago today, The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan's highly-anticipated sequel to Batman Begins, hit theaters in the U.S. For a film billed as the event of the summer, The Dark Knight managed to exceed expectations and change the entire industry. A comic book movie centered around a caped crusader and a villain wearing clown makeup forced the Academy to nominate more films for Best Picture. This is the same Academy that somehow awarded Crash Best Picture. Yet, it bent the knee to a Batman movie.

Read more