As if fans aren’t excited enough for a Justice League movie, DC says that they’re planning on making moves to get the public prepared for it right now. I mean, they currently have half a dozen movies in development right now including ones for members of the League, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ comes out next week, ‘Man of Steel’ comes out next year, ‘Arrow’ premieres next season on the CW, Batman and Superman will be in the Lego movie, and the team appears in recent video games such as ‘Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes’ and the upcoming ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’, in addition to a number of different animated shows and movies, but I guess none of that really counts towards getting the public prepared for a Justice League movie.
The big first step is actually another video game. According to Variety (via Blastr), Warner Bros. is planning on including the super team in a sequel to ‘Batman: Arkham City’. The highly anticipated game will act as a prequel to the two existing games and will be based on the 1950s Silver Age story where Batman first encounters The Joker, which causes the creation of The Justice League. Apparently, the plan is to release the game around 2014 and then release the Justice League movie by ‘Gangster Squad’ writer Will Beall in 2015.
I’m not really sure why Blastr dubbed this a first step, but this is still great news regardless of which step this is. The Batman games series by Rocksteady Studios is very popular among fans and has earned awards from the gaming industry including Game of the Year. I know that I have an extreme desire to play it, despite not having the proper gaming console to play it on.
In addition to the announcement of this new game, some new gameplay footage of ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ has been released online. Though the image of the Justice League fighting each other isn’t what WB wants to portray while they’re working on a movie that brings them together, this game looks like it’s the DC Universe fighting game that fans have been waiting for for a long time. In the video, developer Ed Boon shows off several features of the upcoming game including fighting styles and interactive stages. Check out the footage below, courtesy of Geek Tyrant:
What do you think of these new DC video games coming our way? Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments section.