RUMOR – Aquaman, Black Adam, Shazam, Sinestro, and Ares to Appear in Injustice: Gods Among Us RUMOR – Aquaman, Black Adam, Shazam, Sinestro, and Ares to Appear in Injustice: Gods Among Us
While rumors regarding the cast of Injustice: Gods Among Us have been trickling out since the game was first announced, a recent article in... RUMOR – Aquaman, Black Adam, Shazam, Sinestro, and Ares to Appear in Injustice: Gods Among Us

While rumors regarding the cast of Injustice: Gods Among Us have been trickling out since the game was first announced, a recent article in the Australian edition of the Official PlayStation Magazine has unleashed a deluge of information. During an interview with Adam Urbano of NetherRealm Studios, they were given a sneak peek at a few of the game’s cinematics, which featured a number of new faces fighting alongside (and sometimes against) previously revealed characters like The Flash, Green Lantern, and Batman. Aquaman, Black Adam, Shazam, Sinestro, and Ares are among those they saw, as well as Doomsday, whose face was recently spotted taking up valuable real estate on the game’s Battle Edition arcade stick.

Though they were seen in the game’s cutscenes, it still remains unclear as to whether they will be playable members of the cast or merely cameos in the extensive storyline. We’ve included photos of the OPM article below and transcripts of the juicy bits for those who would rather read them that way. No images or videos of these characters exist as of yet, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as news on their status in Injustice is revealed.

Let us know in the comments what you think of these developments and how you expect the characters to fit into the DC Comics fighter.

Let’s address the 6’1″, 325lb fish-man-shaped elephant in the room straight away. Aquaman is going to star in the next fighting game being made by Mortal Kombat creators, Netherrealm [sic], alongside Batman, Superman, Cat Woman, Wonder Woman, and a clutch of other famous superheroes and villains from the DC stable.

However, it is arresting, strewn with characters from DC lore. The Flash shares a quip with the Green Arrow. Black Adam fights Shazam. Sinestro battles Green Lantern, and Doomsday fights Superman. We even see a flash of Ares. It’s a visual barrage, and their appearance doesn’t guarantee that they’re playable.

Sources: Official PlayStation Magazine Australia via Test Your Might, images via @Injusticefan14

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Joseph-Fehir/510492883 Scott Joseph Fehir

    NO MATTER EATER LAD?????

    I am disappoint

  • http://twitter.com/kingofbreaker Ben Chabala

    I will be very, very excited to see Aquaman, Black Adam, and Captain Marvel in this bad boy.

    • Pandamanana

      “excited to see Aquaman…” Kappa

      • http://twitter.com/kingofbreaker Ben Chabala

        Nah, very geeked to see the King of Atlantis make an appearance. Geoff Johns’ current arc has really turned Arthur around, and Peter David before him made Arthur a very formidable hero, and I’m hoping NetherRealm brings that to the table.

      • http://twitter.com/kingofbreaker Ben Chabala

        Nah, very geeked to see the King of Atlantis make an appearance. Geoff Johns’ current arc has really turned Arthur around, and Peter David before him made Arthur a very formidable hero, and I’m hoping NetherRealm brings that to the table.

        • Sir0Slick

          Fuck Geoff Johns.

          • Langdon Herrick

             Agreed. But I even though I think his run on Aquaman sucks, the kids seem to like it, and anything that helps my favorite aquatic monarch gain some long-deserved recognition is fine by me.

          • Phil Wright

             Geoff Johns is capable, but not outstanding. He pilots a series competently and that’s really what DC has needed for so long really, consistency. I don’t like new 52, I just wish he’d go back to writing JSA though…

          • Sir0Slick

            I’m not even talking Aqua Man. I’m referring to his raping of the GL series with the appalling Blackest Night/Brightest Day shit. I’ve not even bothered touching 52, reboot my ass.

          • http://twitter.com/StephenPhillipA StephenPhillip

            what Michelle answered I’m shocked that a person can earn $4172 in a few weeks on the network.

          • http://twitter.com/StephenPhillipA StephenPhillip

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    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RVTCDH7KD4LOBP22XNRB2J56TM Sean O'donovan

       I’m not one to hate on Aquaman, he’s more of a badass than he gets credit for, but I was seriously expecting the Young Justice version of Aqualad instead. To me it just seems like there’s so much more they could do with him as far as a unique play style goes. Idk, maybe we’ll get some May-style fish summoning antics from Orin.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RVTCDH7KD4LOBP22XNRB2J56TM Sean O'donovan

       I’m not one to hate on Aquaman, he’s more of a badass than he gets credit for, but I was seriously expecting the Young Justice version of Aqualad instead. To me it just seems like there’s so much more they could do with him as far as a unique play style goes. Idk, maybe we’ll get some May-style fish summoning antics from Orin.

    • Langdon Herrick

       Me too! I’ve been saying it since the beginning…Aquaman with his hook hand from the 90’s seems like a great way for NRS to sneak in a “Get over here” attack.

  • Ryan Harris

     Sinestro? HYPE

  • Gethoff Mahfacebuk

    all I can think of when this character is brought up

    • CptPokerface

      Damn…why’d you have to go and hit me in the nostalgia like that?

      That dance better be his super in the game. Instant main.

  • Joey T Medina

    http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/5/57507/2557160-ares.png

    I seriously had to google who the hell Ares is. Before now I had never known who he was, but from a fighting game player’s perspective I would totally play as this guy. He looks fucking badass.

    No surprise that Black Adam being in the game with his movie coming out soon.

    I really want to see how NRS reinvented Aquaman’s look. I always wonder why the movie media hasn’t wanting to reinvent him because everyone knows who he is but no one has adapted him to the present times yet. He could potentially be really awesome in this game. I wouldn’t be surprised.

  • Robbie J

    AWW SHIT BLACK ADAM, That was my most hyped character

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RVTCDH7KD4LOBP22XNRB2J56TM Sean O'donovan

       Black Adam AND Captain Marvel sounds kinda redundant.

      Them calling Captain Marvel Shazam makes me wonder about the credibility.

      • MisterNefarious

        In the comics, Captain Marvel is now called Shazam.
        Its his name now, unfortunately

        • Jet_Set_Dizzy

           Lets green egg and ham it.

  • Chaan Niccaples Thomas

    Pft. This game doesn’t have enough characters from the Batman universe. I wont be happy unless they at least include Batgirl, Oracle, 4 different Robins each with their own movelist, the Mad Hatter, Clock King, and the Batmobile as playable characters.

  • Brandon Nance

    That’s racist.

  • http://www.facebook.com/departanddisappear Destin Williams

    Cant wait to see how they made Aquaman playable.

    • Langdon Herrick

       Extendable hook hand from the 90’s.
      “Get over here!”-Aquaman

      Done.

  • http://twitter.com/gogotwit Gojira Twit

    I’m assuming that by Shazam the article means Captain Marvel.

    And with that, I guess they managed to port every character they had in MK vs. DC to this game.  Well except Darkseid, but he’s probably already in this too.

  • http://twitter.com/gogotwit Gojira Twit

    I’m assuming that by Shazam the article means Captain Marvel.

    And with that, I guess they managed to port every character they had in MK vs. DC to this game.  Well except Darkseid, but he’s probably already in this too.

    • OrehRatiug

       You know in the new DC reboot, they changed his name to Shazam?

    • OrehRatiug

       You know in the new DC reboot, they changed his name to Shazam?

      • http://twitter.com/kingofbreaker Ben Chabala

        It hurts so bad :(

      • http://twitter.com/kingofbreaker Ben Chabala

        It hurts so bad :(

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RVTCDH7KD4LOBP22XNRB2J56TM Sean O'donovan

         …Are you fucking serious? Thank god I’ve just been sticking to Animal Man and Swamp Thing. That shit is kinda heart breaking.

      • http://twitter.com/gogotwit Gojira Twit

        What the blimey fuck.  Okay fine, Shazam.  So what happens when Billy tries to introduce himself to people?

        Lady: “Oh thank you, but who are you?”
        Shazam: “My name is Shazam!”
        *BOOM*
        Billy: “FUCK”

  • Vector_C

    Please, please no Aquaman. Please. I’m begging.

  • Vector_C

    Please, please no Aquaman. Please. I’m begging.

    • Raffospink

      He’s in, and he’s going to own this game with this as his super move:

    • Raffospink

      He’s in, and he’s going to own this game with this as his super move:

    • Langdon Herrick

       You’ll be begging for mercy when the legions of Aquaman players wafflestomp you online and off. It’s pretty obvious that he’s going to be the Jax/Fox/Sagat/Rugal of this game. There’s just no way around it.

  • Cire_2

    Yes, can’t wait to see some footage of them. Would still llike some Atrocitus or Arkillo but still awsome.

  • Cire_2

    Yes, can’t wait to see some footage of them. Would still llike some Atrocitus or Arkillo but still awsome.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RVTCDH7KD4LOBP22XNRB2J56TM Sean O'donovan

       Pssh Agent Orange son.

      • Sir0Slick

        As long as it’s not boring as dirt fucking Hal Jordan, I’ll be happy. John or Guy is preferred, but no issues with Kyle. Or hell, give us fucking Kilowog! Just no fucking Hal Jordan plox. =[

        • MisterNefarious

          Hal is confirmed as this games GL.
          Sorry about that.

          • Sir0Slick

            Fuck you, DC. Fuck you, current GL fans. Fuck all of y’all.
            Gimme my Guy. :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Joseph-Fehir/510492883 Scott Joseph Fehir

    Aquaman better be Dan tier.  Nothing but taunts, dancing, and fish.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Joseph-Fehir/510492883 Scott Joseph Fehir

    Aquaman better be Dan tier.  Nothing but taunts, dancing, and fish.

  • Luisito

    inb4 angry fat comic book nerds start telling people to go read a comic because they don’t know what the mighty Aquaman is capable of.

    • Riot

       Cthulhu is a sea creature. I’m just sayin…

    • Riot

       Cthulhu is a sea creature. I’m just sayin…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RVTCDH7KD4LOBP22XNRB2J56TM Sean O'donovan

         So is Godzilla. Kinda. Ebirah at least.

    • Robbie J

       inb4 angry fat video game nerds get mad that aquaman is in the game, when they don’t know how powerful he is.

    • Sir0Slick
  • Luisito

    inb4 angry fat comic book nerds start telling people to go read a comic because they don’t know what the mighty Aquaman is capable of.

  • Raffospink

    Aquaman for top tier. Oh God, please. Imagine the SALT.

    • OrehRatiug

      Imagine the *SEA SALT.

    • OrehRatiug

      Imagine the *SEA SALT.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RVTCDH7KD4LOBP22XNRB2J56TM Sean O'donovan

         *slow clap*

      • RenaTurnip

        Alright I laughed.

      • Travis Lynn

        Aquaman Mained for this quote…. Yeah I done stole it.

  • Raffospink

    Aquaman for top tier. Oh God, please. Imagine the SALT.

  • KubikiriTurkojin

    injustice, even more faggots now among us. 

  • KubikiriTurkojin

    injustice, even more faggots now among us. 

    • Raffospink

      You won’t be saying that when Aquaman dominates this game with his top tier swag.

    • Raffospink

      You won’t be saying that when Aquaman dominates this game with his top tier swag.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RVTCDH7KD4LOBP22XNRB2J56TM Sean O'donovan

       Namor doesn’t have to deal with this shit, and that nigga wears a speedo.

      • 100ctual

        thats because Namor knew better than to be in a cartoon called “Super Friends”. Namor would hood stomp all over Aquaman.

        • samael789

           Please. Namor is TERRIBLE. “Urgh I’m always angry and am trying to bang Reed’s wife.”

  • syroco

    I don’t wanna be that guy, but won’t Sinestro and Black Adam be sort of clones of Shazam and Green Lantern? I just hope they’re completely different in playstyle and move sets… perhaps it’ll be like Nightwing and Batman. But we need LOBO. If there is no Lobo, I will be questiong Nether Realms.

  • syroco

    I don’t wanna be that guy, but won’t Sinestro and Black Adam be sort of clones of Shazam and Green Lantern? I just hope they’re completely different in playstyle and move sets… perhaps it’ll be like Nightwing and Batman. But we need LOBO. If there is no Lobo, I will be questiong Nether Realms.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thomaz.barroscost Thomaz Barros Costa

    Aquaman is best Hero

  • http://www.facebook.com/thomaz.barroscost Thomaz Barros Costa

    Aquaman is best Hero

  • Marc Xiong

    WTF is aquaman gonna do?

  • Justin Archer

    Put more batman characters.

    • Raffospink

      Lolwut.

      • http://www.twitter.com/tyler2k1/ tyler2k

        He’s kidding

  • H_Magnus

    Here’s hoping that at least one of his moves includes Chuckles McMerry.

  • ragnarok954

    lmao Aquaman…

  • NathanFarrar

    Sinestro could be cool. But, that being said………

    Lobo or GTFO.

  • NathanFarrar

    .

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2YDAXCPEJTBPHTERPWOPLAFHEI Julian

    I hope Shazam keeps his moves from MKvDC

    • Raffospink

      I sure as hell don’t. I don’t want to be reminded of that game in any way.

      Plus, didn’t he have an infinite? I can still taste the salt in my mouth.

  • mozart danno

    Super Man = God Tier

    Everyone else = Mid Tier

    Aqua Man = Aqua Man Tier

    • KubikiriTurkojin

      they all seem gay tier, super speedoheroes ftw. 

  • http://twitter.com/ROBO_LEADER Craig H

    No Question, no sale.

  • samael789

    Why’s everyone pretending Aquaman is useless. It ain’t the 70’s anymore. He’s far from being my favorite but he hasn’t been an actual joke since before most of ya’lls were even born.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Grandmastersexyhd RomanceHD

    I’m just wondering how Aquaman is getting more poorly recieved than harley Quinn is, she’s by the far the most useless one on the game compare dto everyone else yet we’re complaining about Aquaman?
     Nothing against Harley but this complaining makes hardly any sense I think people just dont like him to be honest, and by already not liking him they wont accept him to be in the game due to his feats YEAAARS ago.

    • Raffospink

      Harley is popular.

      Aquaman is the laughing stock of the DC Universe.

  • the7k

    Alright, this game is seriously becoming a sausage fest. I know it’s comics, but still, there’s a metric ton of awesome females in DC that should be here.

    Guess I’ll keep waiting for Power Girl and/or Starfire until a sequel.

  • danzo uchia

    Kalder!!!!!!!!!!