The DC Multiverse is full of parallel versions of the Earth oscillating in harmony with the universe. In many of these universes, one important event occurs in different ways, causing chain reactions that bring about a world that is very different from the DC Universe we know and love. That is certainly the case in the unfair universe: the gods between us. This world has become a hellish dystopia, and it’s all due to Superman’s failure. Even the Man of Steel turned out to have some major scratches on his record.

The worst days of Superman’s life became one of the most fascinating alternative DC universes of all of them, using input from two movie stars, Justin Hartley, as Injustice became an animated film. Find out how to be one catalyst. Anson Mount who plays Superman and Batman.

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The day Metropolis died

The world of injustice is much like a regular DCU until the Joker and Harley Quinn visit Metropolis one fateful day. As Joker explains, he’s tired of losing to Batman, so he decides to make Superman’s life miserable for change. The Joker pulls on his worst prank and tricks Superman into thinking he’s being attacked by Doomsday. Only after dragging the enemy into orbit does the Steel Man realize that he is actually fighting his wife, Royce. When Lois and her foetation die, it causes a huge bomb that wipes out Metropolis. At once, Superman loses it all.

Here’s the real difference-not the fact that Superman suffers a terrible loss, but how he deals with that loss. In a normal DC Universe, no matter how painful it may be, the Man of Steel will not lose trust in humanity. But here, the Joker’s attack pushes Karuel off the edge, causing him to kill one thing Batman could never have done: the Joker.

Art by Mike S. Miller.  (Image credit: DC)

Art by Mike S. Miller. (Image credit: DC)

(Final) Killing Joke

In a unique way, Injustice is a kind of spiritual sequel to the iconic graphic novel Batman: Killing Joke. In that story, The Joker targets Commissioner Gordon and proves that anyone can get angry if given the right push.

The Joker fails in The Killing Joke, but some fans claim that the ambiguous final page shows that Batman is strangling an old enemy. But if the Joker didn’t make his claim in a killing joke, injustice could be the story that ultimately proves he’s right. What hope do we sneaky humans have if he can drive a good and benevolent person like Superman and kill his enemies with cold blood?

“That’s the scary part of the Joker, and what makes the Joker such a big enemy is that you can never really identify the motivation of an insane person. Of course, you answer all the questions. Isn’t he really sane? “Mount tells IGN. “I think Joker has a deep-rooted ethical structure. Sometimes we can get a glimpse. Obviously, I think the movie Joker was a very good example of that. So I wonder. Sometimes, and at a better moment of confrontation with Joker, I think whether we’re dealing with a madman or a really clever genius. “

“I don’t know if that proves his correctness,” Hartley muses. “I think that’s what I want to talk about. I think anyone can push it to the limit. I think it’s something you’ve seen unfairly. I think it’s an extreme version, but I think anyone can push it. Triggered by having a hot button. Everyone is sensitive and vulnerable to it. “

Injustice: DC Civil War?

It is virtually impossible not to compare the stories of injustice and Marvel’s civil war. This is another case where the heroes of the Earth are split in the middle by a philosophical debate. Here, Superman’s decision to kill the Joker is the first step in a journey that leads him to become a tyranny of the entire planet.

Like many Justice League members, Superman believes that half the time of action is over, and heroes should do everything with their power to force world peace by the necessary means. Batman and his team believe this is a line that can never be crossed. But if you’re a millionaire playboy playing against the strongest man in the world, resisting isn’t as easy as it sounds.

“All the characters in the movie come to this conflict in terms of believing that they are the protagonists and have a moral and ethical stance that they will never retreat. And human rights. In addition to other things such as infringement and rampant corruption, there is a war here, “says Mount. “This is a civil war. It’s a pure civil war. What makes Batman’s stance so interesting is that” Batman vs Superman “speaks. [in] In many ways, I think it’s probably the worst bet in Las Vegas history. “

The mount will continue. “No one wants to stand up to Superman, but he has no choice. There is no compromise. It’s generally what makes Batman such a great character, he’s on this iron wall. It’s morally plagued. Living in an almost completely lawless place and a compass he has to endure. That makes Batman such a great hero and a remarkable and interesting character. I think that’s why. “

“Well, that’s also very relevant to today’s society,” says Hartley. “That is, after something has happened, if there is a way to fix the problem and if there is a particular aspect to intervene,” well, this is the way to fix the problem. This is the way it should be. And I am Everyone knows what they’re talking about and everyone is in line. “They both have good intentions, that’s what you see in today’s political system. [and] In fact, from the beginning of time “

Make Superman a villain

If the civil war avoids casting Iron Man’s pro-registration or Captain America’s enrollment opponents as story heroes, injustice reveals that Superman is the villain of this conflict. His road to hell is paved with goodwill and the blood of a man like the Joker. But at least I understand why he makes the choice. Even Batman, who often had to curb the killing of the Joker in the past, understands the anger and helplessness that fuels his fallen friends.

“I think he has to do that to be a responsible team member and leader. If Superman doesn’t make sense, I don’t think it’s a good story,” says Mount. “But as a reader in favor of Batman’s stance, I don’t think I’m really shaken when it comes to who’s right and who’s wrong.”

Despite Superman’s voice, Hartley agrees that Batman’s side is ultimately the right side. But still, Superman’s view of the war is meaningless, if not understandable.

Art by Mike S. Miller.  (Image credit: DC)

Art by Mike S. Miller. (Image credit: DC)

“I don’t know which side,” says Hartley. “Interesting. I think I have to fall to Batman’s side in the right way … it’s a tough situation. I don’t know. They wrote a really good script. It’s part of it. The beauty of it is that you both sides. You can see, and all these horrifying things happen, but that’s not correct, but you can wrap your brain on both sides of the problem. Script and I on it I’m lucky to be able to participate. “

Injustice is the story of Superman transforming from the greatest hero of his time into a tyrant who rules the world with an iron fist. In the end, Batman has to run out of all his weapons and all his countermeasures and rely on bringing in the Justice League of the regular DC Universe as a backup.

Thanks to the help of our Superman, this twisted, hingeless Superman was finally brought to justice at the end of the first cheating game. But even our Superman certainly has to wonder-is it just one bad day since he made the same mistake? Will his own failure destroy the whole world?

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