Warner Bros. releases a red-band trailer for their upcoming animated film, Injustice, which shows Superman brutally murdering the Joker with a punch.
Warner Bros. has released a new red-band trailer for their upcoming animated movie, Injustice, which will release on October 19, 2021. Matt Peters (director of 2017’s Justice League Dark) serves as director for the film, with Ernie Altbacker (Batman: Hush) penning the screenplay. The film is an adaptation of the video game, Injustice: Gods Among Us and the subsequent graphic novel, Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year One.
The broad strokes of Injustice‘s various incarnations remain consistent: the story is set on an alternate Earth where Superman (Justin Hartley) is driven mad by the tragic death of Lois Lane (Laura Bailey) and their unborn child – an incident incited by the nefarious Joker (Kevin Pollack). In his grief, Superman establishes a totalitarian regime to police Earth with an iron fist. As The Regime’s grip on society began to tighten, many grew disenchanted with Superman’s rule, leading Batman (Anson Mount) and his allies to form a resistance movement called The Insurgency to liberate Earth from Superman’s regime. Due to the bleak subject matter, the Injustice franchise isn’t afraid to show copious amounts of violence and gore (the source material is a fighting game, after all). It appears now that the upcoming film adaptation will follow suit.