At the end of Zack Snyder’s Justice League – 82% were able to see an epilogue that showed us what the world would be like after Darkseid’s victory. That world was ruled by him and an evil Superman controlled by the Anti-Life Equation, which occurred after the death of a pregnant Lois Lane. That fact made that ending remind more than one fan of the famous DC fighting video game Injustice: Gods Among Us, which was later adapted into comics.
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In that story, Superman becomes a dictator after the Joker tricks him to kill a pregnant Lois Lane and detonate a nuclear weapon that kills Metropolis. The similarities to the Snyder Cut are obvious. The director had even said that in his version Lex Luthor was going to sacrifice himself to defeat Darkseid in the third film. The Lex Luthor of Injustice, which is a much more benign version than usual, sacrifices himself to defeat the evil Superman.
Needless to say, the comparisons between the two works were not lacking. In fact, the game’s creator, Ed Boon, tweeted after the Snyder Cut a message that made it clear that he, too, noticed the similarity:
I loved Zack Snyder’s Justice League and have a suggestion for the name of the sequel: INJUSTICE by Zack Snyder
I loved Zack Snyder’s Justice League and have a suggestion for the sequel name:
Zack Snyder’s INJUSTICE
– Ed Boon (@noobde) March 19, 2021
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Since apparently we are not going to have a sequel to that movie, Warner decided to give us an animated movie based on Injustice. This was announced in May of this year.
Now we know who will give the characters a voice thanks to The Hollywood Reporter (via CinemaBlend). Superman will be voiced by Justin Hartley, who you may remember for playing Green Arrow in Smallville. For his part, Batman will be played by Anson Mount. That actor played Black Bolt in the disastrous Inhumans – 10% and Christopher Pike in Star Trek: Discovery –
The other actors are the following:
Laura Bailey as Lois Lane and Rama Kushna, Zach Callison as Damian and Jimmy Olsen, Brian T. Delaney as Green Lantern, Brandon micheal hall as Cyborg, Edwin Hodge as Mr. Terrific and Killer Croc, Oliver Hudson as Plastic Man, Gillian Jacobs as Harley Quinn, Yuri Lowenthal as Mirror Master, Flash and Shazam, Derek Phillips as Nightwing and Aquaman, Kevin Pollak as Joker and Jonathan Kent, Anika Noni Rose as Catwoman, Reid Scott as Green Arrow and Victor Zsasz, Faran Tahir as Ra’s al Ghul, Fred Tatasciore as Captain Atom, Janet Varney as Wonder Woman, and Andrew Morgado as Mirror Master Soldier.
By the way, in recent times the famous comic book writer Grant Morrison spoke to CBR. In that interview he revealed that for him the idea of an evil Superman seems ridiculous:
I think there’s a certain degree of, if it’s that powerful, couldn’t it turn things around? We lean towards the idea that he is a really good man and wants to do the best for us, but he is not really human. He doesn’t want to break us, but he’s gotten to the point where he thinks maybe he should break us, maybe we need this. It’s a little scarier than Superman as an overbearing father with heat vision eyes, it’s more of an alien perspective saying, ‘I’ve had enough of you.’ They’ve been messing up too long and they are really going to get hurt if I don’t do something.
The reality is that this topic has become fashionable, but it has indeed gained a good number of detractors. That said, it has a lot of fans and it is very likely that the Injustice leave them satisfied.
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