DC Comics’ Injustice Trailer Explained

IGN released an exclusive trailer for the upcoming DC Comics animated film, Injustice, based on the popular video game series.

The trailer opens with the Joker creeping from the shadows to surprise Lois Lane. Then, Lane is knocked out by the thud of Harley Quinn‘s mallet. Batman issues a call to the whole Justice League saying, “This is a priority call to all Justice League members. A woman is missing. She is one of ours. Her name is Lois Lane.”

That’s when we see the bomb go off in Metropolis, and Superman descending to hold a dead Lois in his arms. Batman interrogates the Joker. He says, “You took his wife, you took his unborn child, and his city. Why?”

“After all these years, Batsy,” replies the Joker, “you really need reasons from me?”

It doesn’t take long before Superman fights to save the world from the pain that he’s facing. “What happened to Metropolis can never be allowed to occur again.” And that’s when Superman begins to use his powers to stop all crime and rule the world. In order to keep people safe, he takes away their freedom.

The film is based on the popular video game series from NetherRealm Studios called Injustice: Gods Among Us. The video game story was further explored in a graphic novel titled Injustice: Gods Among Us Year One by Tom Taylor. Here’s the official synopsis:

Inspired by Injustice: Gods Among Us, NetherRealm Studios’ popular video game, and the best-selling DC graphic novel based on the video game, Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year One by Tom Taylor, the animated film Injustice finds an alternate world gone mad – where The Joker has duped Superman into killing Lois Lane, sending the Man of Steel on a deadly rampage. Unhinged, Superman decides to take control of the Earth for humanity’s own good. Determined to stop him, Batman creates a team of like-minded, freedom-fighting heroes. But when Super Heroes go to war, can the world survive?

Injustice features the voices of Gillian Jacobs (Rick and Morty, Adventure Time) as Harley Quinn, Laura Bailey (Critical Role, Spider-Man, Star Wars) as Lois Lane and Rama Kushna, Anson Mount (Star Trek, Inhumans,) as Batman, Kevin Pollak (Transformers: Robots in Disguise) as The Joker and Jonathan Kent, Justin Hartley (Green Arrow in Smallville) as Superman, Janet Varney (Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Catwoman) as Wonder Woman, Anika Noni Rose (Tiana from The Princess and the Frog) as Catwoman, Reid Scott (Venom: Let There Be Carnage) as Green Arrow and Victor Zsasz, Yuri Lowenthal (Marvel‘s Spider-Man, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) as Mirror Master, The Flash, and Shazam, Fred Tatasciore (Marvel‘s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Transformers) as Captain Atom, Derek Phillips (The Last of Us: Part II) as Aquaman and Nightwing, Edwin Hodge (Bumblebee) as Mr. Terrific and Killer Croc, Faran Tahir (Iron Man, Supergirl) as Ra’s al Ghul, Brian T. Delaney (Marvel’s What If…?) as Green Lantern, Brandon Micheal Hall as Cyborg, Zach Callison (Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two) as Damian Wayne and Jimmy Olsen, and more.

The film was written by Ernie Altbacker (Batman: Hush, Green Lantern: The Animated Series), Ian Rodgers, and Tom Taylor and was directed by Matt Peters (Shazam!, Tom and Jerry, Batman: The Killing Joke).

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