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DC's Injustice Release Date, Characters And Plot - What We Know So Far

There's been a constant itch that superhero fans have needed to scratch for a long time. While they often see their favorite heroes face off against the dastardly forces of evil, it still begs the question of who would win if the heroes had to fight one another. This is the central conceit behind a cornerstone of the DC Extended Universe — "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice." The Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel go head-to-head, proving that a man with some fancy gadgets can more than hold his own against one of the most powerful beings in the universe. 

But there are plenty of other match-ups fans would no doubt love to see. Who would win in a bout between Green Lantern and Wonder Woman? What about the Flash and Nightwing? You can see how it would all play out when you enjoy the "Tekken"-style fighting of "Injustice: Gods Among Us," which gives you an impressive roster of heroes and villains alike from DC Comics to fight against. 

While plenty of people are content with simply fighting against different characters, the game also has a plot to go alongside it. In that story, you battle through a dark alternate storyline of the DC universe where Superman breaks bad. Now, if you want to cut out the middleman, you can tune in for the upcoming DC animated film based on the video game. 

What's the release date for DC's Injustice?

A movie based on the "Injustice" video game has been a long time coming. The first installment of the gaming franchise came out in 2013, but fortunately, fans won't have to wait much longer until they can bring evil Superman and the rest of the Justice League into their homes. DC's "Injustice" has a slated release date of October 19, 2021, where it will be available exclusively for digital and Blu-Ray purchase (via Event Hubs).

Despite being a DC property, you're going to have to wait a little while until you can find this movie on HBO Max. There's presently no streaming date, so if you want to be among the first to witness the carnage and destruction, you're going to have to shell out some dough to buy it. Warner Bros. released the trailer for the animated flick on September 9, so you can judge for yourself when and how you want to watch it.

Which DC characters will appear in Injustice?

If you've played the "Injustice" games, you probably already have a good idea of what to expect for the character list for the upcoming movie. And it's massive ... perhaps even more extensive than what we got for "Justice League Dark: Apokolips War."

From the trailer, you can already surmise that the Big Trinity at DC will have substantial roles in "Injustice." Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman all come into play, particularly Superman, who goes on a rampage after Joker kills Lois Lane. Of course, Joker has his main squeeze by his side in the form of Harley Quinn. Outside of that, things expand exponentially with a ton of classic comic book characters joining the fray. That includes Green Lantern, Catwoman, Aquaman, Nightwing, Green Arrow, Ra's al Ghul, Captain Atom, Flash, Shazam, Mirror Master, Plastic Man, and numerous others. That's a lot of superpowered individuals to cram into what's likely a 75-minute runtime, but we're confident the filmmakers are up to the task.

What's the plot of DC's Injustice?

Movie watchers seem incredibly intrigued at the prospect of an evil Superman. Homelander and Omni-Man from "The Boys" and "Invincible," respectively, have captured the attention of thousands. The horror film "Brightburn" also envisions an adolescent version of the Man of Steel, who uses his gifts for evil. In that line of thinking, it only seems appropriate that now, we get the real McCoy breaking bad alongside all of these other characters.

If you're unfamiliar with the storyline, it takes place in an alternate timeline where Joker kills Lois Lane. In a fit of rage, Superman sets forth on the warpath, willing to go against truth, justice, and the American way if it means no one else has to suffer as Lois did. He goes against the foundations of freedom, and since he's Superman, no one can stop him. Naturally, in the video game, things end in such a way that leave the doors open for a sequel. No word yet on if "Injustice 2" will come to fruition, but it probably depends on the success of this first film.