Yesterday was a big day for fans of DC animation. For one, the WarnerMedia Upfronts presentation brought the announcement of two brand new animated series – Batman: Caped Crusader, from the mind-blowing trio of Bruce Timm, Matt Reeves and J.J. Abrams, and My Adventures with Superman, a fresh all-ages take on the early days of Clark Kent and Lois Lane. On top of that, though, you might have missed the news that an Injustice animated movie is in the works.
The special features for the upcoming Batman: The Long Halloween Part 2 include a sneak peek at the next DC animated flick – an adaptation of the beloved video game franchise, which began with 2013’s Injustice: Gods Among Us. Strangely, Warner Bros. didn’t officially announce that it’s on its way, so we don’t know much about the project as yet, but the fact that it’s happening is enough to get the DC fandom going wild on social media.
As well as the success of the combat-based games themselves, the Injustice universe has been considerably fleshed out in the long-running spinoff comic book, which has gained acclaim from folks for its deeper exploration of the world, which is a dark version of the DC universe in which Superman has become a ruthless tyrant, causing many of his former Justice League allies to rally against him.
There’s a lot of material for this new Injustice animated film to mine from, then, which means the hype surrounding the project is already sky high, as you can see below.
INJUSTICE ANIMATED MOVIEEE????? pic.twitter.com/jSrQEtjiD8
— dani? | advit era (@_dunkirk) May 19, 2021
Gamer hearts are happy.
//My gamer heart is so happy. I found out that we are getting an animated movie version of Injustice: Gods Among Us! So excited!
— Antonio Morris (RP) (@IndescentRage) May 19, 2021
They keep killing it.
— Cris Parker (@3CFilmReview) May 19, 2021
The Injustice comics have given us a lot of great scenes that we want to see in action.
Well, when I get this moment in the Injustice animated movie pic.twitter.com/G3o2ZyKbXa
— ??? (@BatcatPosts) May 19, 2021
— #Petty (@hashtagpetty) May 19, 2021
Edgy Superman fans, nice Superman fans… Everyone’s a winner.
this is actually great because all the edgy Superman fans get an injustice movie and all the nice Superman fans get that tv show
— 10 year anniversary of Rango (@DrFishPhD) May 19, 2021
Many are hoping comics writer Tom Taylor will be involved.
@TomTaylorMade will you be involved in any way with the upcoming injustice animated movie?
— Brian Anderson (@BruinsNHL30) May 19, 2021
A classic meme well deployed.
— Ash James (@outlaw_ash) May 19, 2021
Doctor Fate is excited.
DC’s next animated movie is INJUSTICE! pic.twitter.com/o1wIRQtj2F
— Formerly known as Oracle (@FourEyed_Rhea) May 19, 2021
It’s going to be “absolutely incredible,” fans think.
Injustice movie will be hands down absolutely incredible
— ₈?₂₄?₂? (@am_interlude) May 19, 2021
If the Injustice movie is the next DC animated effort to arrive after Batman: The Long Halloween, then it’s feasible we could get it later this year or in early 2022. Watch this space for more.