The animated Injustice movie will be out in October

Harley Quinn doesn't look at explosions
(Image credit: WB Games)

The announcement of an animated movie based on Injustice: Gods Among Us was low-key, hidden in the blu-ray bonus features of another animated DC movie. Ed Boon, creative director at Injustice and Mortal Kombat studio NetherRealms, has now broken his silence on the project to reveal its cover art and a release date: October 19.

Injustice will be based on the first game in the series, as well as the actually quite good comics based on it written by Tom Taylor. Those comics are the first thing I read that made Harley Quinn actually seem like an interesting character, back when she was mostly being written as the Joker's ditzy fanservice girlfriend, and hopefully some of their highlights survive the transition to animated movie.

The voice cast for Injustice includes Gillian Jacobs (Britta from Community and the voice of Atom Eve in Invincible) as Harley Quinn, Anson Mount (Captain Pike in Star Trek: Discovery, Black Bolt in Marvel's Inhumans) as Batman, Justin Hartley (Green Arrow in Smallville) as Superman, and Kevin Pollak (Hockney from The Usual Suspects, funny best friend guy in like 50 movies) as the Joker. Several voice-acting veterans have also joined the cast, with Laura Bailey as Lois Lane, Yuri Lowenthal as Mirror Master, and Fred Tatasciore as Captain Atom.

That daft rumor Injustice 3 would be a crossover with Watchmen hasn't amounted to anything, and thank god for that.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.