DC has revealed plans for an animated movie based on the Injustice games (opens in new tab), by hiding it in the bonus features for the animated movie Batman: The Long Halloween Part 2.
Journalists received a press release on the Batman movie's blu-ray release, only to spot a cheeky mention of "a sneak peek at the next DC animated movie - an advanced look at Injustice" among the listed features. There hasn't been any official announcement yet and Ed Boon, co-creator of Injustice and creative director at its developer NetherRealm Studios, has also kept his lips sealed since the news broke.
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Injustice sounds like great material for an animated movie—it's set in an alternative universe where Superman turns into a villain after mistakenly killing his wife Lois. In both Injustice games, the Justice League tries to overthrow Superman's regime, but just like their own group, Superman has a lot of superpowered allies that need to be defeated. It's a great story for a fighting game, a genre that could often do with better narratives (NetherRealm's Mortal Kombat 11 (opens in new tab) is also pretty great in that regard.)
It remains to be seen whether the animated movie will adapt the main Injustice storyline, or act as a prequel, sequel, or adaptation of the comic books that chronicled the time between both games. While the future looks bright for fans of DC animation, this news comes just after the announcement that Warner Bros. Interactive, publisher of DC video games such as Injustice and Batman: Arkham, will merge part of the company with Discovery (opens in new tab), leaving open which of its studios will be transferred to a new owner.