DC’s animated films have long been fan favorites and Warner Bros. looks to continue that trend with its latest endeavor. The studio is developing an animated adaptation of the iconic Injustice: Gods Among Us video game and comic book series. As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the film has set its voice cast with a number of notable names lending their talents to a variety of roles.
Per the initial report, Inhumans star Anson Mount will lead the cast as Batman with Community‘s Gillian Jacobs voicing Harley Quinn. Additionally, The Princess and The Frog star Anika Noni Rose is voicing Catwoman with This Is Us actor Justin Hartley playing Superman. Moreover, the cast sets Laura Bailey as Lois Lane and Rama Kushna, Brian T. Delaney as Green Lantern, and Fred Tatasciore as Captain Atom. Kevin Pollak, Edwin Hodge, Derek Phillips, Reid Scott, and Janet Varney will lend their voice talents to the film as well.
Injustice: Gods Among Us launched on gaming consoles in 2013. Additionally, a comic book series expanding the story accompanied the game. The storyline is set in a parallel universe within the Multiverse. In this reality, Superman becomes a tyrant after the Joker tricks him into killing Lois Lane and destroying Metropolis with a nuclear bomb. In an effort to stop this, Batman summons counterparts of the League’s members from another universe to join his insurgency.
The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes storyboard artist Matt Peters will direct the feature with a script from Batman: Hush writer Ernie Altbacker. Additionally, Rick Morales (Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery), Jim Krieg (Lego Justice League: Cosmic Clash) and president of Warner Bros. Animation Sam Register will executive produce. The film will release on blu ray, DVD, and digital platforms this summer.
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