Comicbook.com reports that DC Entertainment’s Injustice (2021) was the second-most streamed film on HBO Max Saturday, following Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel (2021), according to Flix Patrol. The animated feature is a new addition to HBO Max’s arsenal of DC films and television, alongside Suicide Squad‘s spinoff show, Peacemaker, and is a proven hit among the streamer’s users. Warners Bros. released the animated feature direct to home media in October 2021 to mixed reactions from both critics and fans, but it seems HBO Max has breathed new life into the film.
Injustice is directly inspired by the NetherRealm Studios’ fighting game, Injustice: God’s Among Us, and its partner comic book series of the same name. The Injustice universe is where Superman snaps after an unthinkable tragedy and becomes a murderous world dictator. Here is the synopsis:
“On an alternate Earth, the Joker tricks Superman into killing Lois Lane, which causes a rampage in the hero. Superman decides to take control of Earth; Batman and his allies will have to attempt to stop him.”
The film, directed by Matt Peters, features an ensemble voice cast which includes Justin Hartley as Superman, Anson Mount as Batman, Laura Bailey as Lois Lane and Rama Kushna, Brandon Michael Hall as Cyborg, Gillian Jacobs as Harley Quinn, Kevin Pollak as Joker and Jonathan Kent, Anika Noni Rose as Catwoman, and Janet Varney as Wonder Woman.