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Bane and Lex Luthor Playable in 'Injustice: Gods Among Us?'

The two famous villains could be on the roster according to a new leak!

This has me filled with joy. Over at Comic Book Movie, someone has posted pictures of what appears to be a magazine article for the upcoming fighting game. As you can see, it says the man who broke the Bat and the famous Superman villain will be part of the "well-stocked roster."

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According to the description, Bane will serve as a powerhouse, focusing on grappling moves and raw strength. Basically, he sounds like an amped up version of Zangief. And as expected, Luthor will be in a power armor that will likely grant a whole variety of attacks including missiles and a defensive shield.

The website didn't provide a source for these images and again, this isn't technically confirmed, but it looks pretty legitimate to me. Also, does anyone else think Lex looks an awful lot like a certain A-list celebrity that enjoys saying yippie-ki-yay?

Source: Comic Book Movie

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Posted By iragulasuperbia

@k4tzm4n: Huh. Not bad. But yes. His classic costume would also be nice.

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Posted By k4tzm4n

@iragulasuperbia:

I reaaaaaaaaally hope he has more costumes. I'd love to see his classic Knightfall one.

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Posted By iragulasuperbia

@k4tzm4n: Oh, what costume did they reveal? And they usually have more than one, so I'll keep up the hope.

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Posted By k4tzm4n

@iragulasuperbia said:

This is a bit late, but is anybody kind of hoping that one of Bane's alt costumes is the outfit from TDKR? I'd personally love that.

We've only seen one alt costume so far and no, it wasn't from TDKR.

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Posted By iragulasuperbia

This is a bit late, but is anybody kind of hoping that one of Bane's alt costumes is the outfit from TDKR? I'd personally love that.

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Posted By Birthright

Lol yeah Penguin shocked me

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Posted By Gambit1024

@Birthright said:

Ed Boom teased Martian Manhunter, Penguin and Black Adam

...What?

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Posted By Hit_Monkey

I rather like they have included Bane & Luther. Personally I'd like to see Aquaman, Captain Cold pre-DCnU), The Shade, Vic Sage (my illogical fanboy pick), Terry McGinnis (if they got rid of a couple of the bat characters already appearing or as DLC), Prisoner of War (would be an awesome character to play as).

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Posted By SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26

@entropy_aegis:

BOOMB! BOOOMB! BOOOMB!

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Posted By SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26

Two words: Finally SOLD!

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Posted By SHIELD_agent_Obrian

@CampodelViolin: oh my gosh YES!! black adam is the shit

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Posted By Birthright

Ed Boom teased Martian Manhunter, Penguin and Black Adam

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Posted By Stormbox

@Jack Donaghy said:

@Stormbox said:

@Jack Donaghy said:

@Stormbox said:

@Jack Donaghy said:

@Stormbox said:

@Jack Donaghy said:

*Generic complaint about too many Batman characters*

Oooooh youre so cool and edgy

Someone's feelings are hurt...

Yea, and its not me

Im not the one who goes around mocking people for making a completely valid complaint

I know it's sooo valid, stupid DC why put in recognizable and popular characters, who cares about actually selling copies of the game? Throw in some no name's who are "underused" outside of comic books and watch the copies fly off the shelves!

Sure, so instead of pushing their other characters so they can have a universe as popular as marvels they decide to only push batman, whos already very popular, makes sense

And i dont know why you brought up dc, they have nothing to do with this game, the netherrealm guys have already said dc is not forcing them to include any characters or anything

There's a reason certain characters aren't popular, not everyone has mainstream appeal. It'd be like expecting a Wildcat movie to make as much money as a Batman or Superman movie. You can give a unpopular character all the exposure you want at the end of the day if a character isn't appealing they aren't going to become popular no matter what kind of push they get.

Well, im not asking for a character like wildcat or ambush bug to be in the game, i do have realistic expectations. But each major character has a supporting cast to draw from, i dont want to have only one character's (batman) supporting cast featured and everyone else is just forgotten

Plus, i want to play with superpowered characters in a game where superman can punch someone out of orbit instead of a big bunch of street levelers that feel out of place for the most part

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Posted By JohnofGalactus

Lex Luthor Likely would good enough for this game..

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Edited By Jack Donaghy

@Stormbox said:

@Jack Donaghy said:

@Stormbox said:

@Jack Donaghy said:

@Stormbox said:

@Jack Donaghy said:

*Generic complaint about too many Batman characters*

Oooooh youre so cool and edgy

Someone's feelings are hurt...

Yea, and its not me

Im not the one who goes around mocking people for making a completely valid complaint

I know it's sooo valid, stupid DC why put in recognizable and popular characters, who cares about actually selling copies of the game? Throw in some no name's who are "underused" outside of comic books and watch the copies fly off the shelves!

Sure, so instead of pushing their other characters so they can have a universe as popular as marvels they decide to only push batman, whos already very popular, makes sense

And i dont know why you brought up dc, they have nothing to do with this game, the netherrealm guys have already said dc is not forcing them to include any characters or anything

There's a reason certain characters aren't popular, not everyone has mainstream appeal. It'd be like expecting a Wildcat movie to make as much money as a Batman or Superman movie. You can give a unpopular character all the exposure you want at the end of the day if a character isn't appealing they aren't going to become popular no matter what kind of push they get.

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Posted By Stormbox

@Jack Donaghy said:

@Stormbox said:

@Jack Donaghy said:

@Stormbox said:

@Jack Donaghy said:

*Generic complaint about too many Batman characters*

Oooooh youre so cool and edgy

Someone's feelings are hurt...

Yea, and its not me

Im not the one who goes around mocking people for making a completely valid complaint

I know it's sooo valid, stupid DC why put in recognizable and popular characters, who cares about actually selling copies of the game? Throw in some no name's who are "underused" outside of comic books and watch the copies fly off the shelves!

Sure, so instead of pushing their other characters so they can have a universe as popular as marvels they decide to only push batman, whos already very popular, makes sense

And i dont know why you brought up dc, they have nothing to do with this game, the netherrealm guys have already said dc is not forcing them to include any characters or anything

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Posted By minigunman123

Deathstroke.

That is all.

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Posted By YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

That looks awesome. Lex was awesome in the DC Universe Online cinematic. This should be good.

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Posted By Jack Donaghy

@Stormbox said:

@Jack Donaghy said:

@Stormbox said:

@Jack Donaghy said:

*Generic complaint about too many Batman characters*

Oooooh youre so cool and edgy

Someone's feelings are hurt...

Yea, and its not me

Im not the one who goes around mocking people for making a completely valid complaint

I know it's sooo valid, stupid DC why put in recognizable and popular characters, who cares about actually selling copies of the game? Throw in some no name's who are "underused" outside of comic books and watch the copies fly off the shelves!

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Posted By Avenging-X-Bolt

@Birthright said:

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Siniestro, Aquaman, Shazam and Doomsday Confirmed!!! There is a scan with better quality and in the story preview they mention them!

now i get to f&^k people up as Aquaman?!?! YES!!!!!

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Posted By MUFC_92

Cant wait gonna be rock game

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Posted By Stormbox

@Jack Donaghy said:

@Stormbox said:

@Jack Donaghy said:

*Generic complaint about too many Batman characters*

Oooooh youre so cool and edgy

Someone's feelings are hurt...

Yea, and its not me

Im not the one who goes around mocking people for making a completely valid complaint

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Edited By Jack Donaghy

@Stormbox said:

@Jack Donaghy said:

*Generic complaint about too many Batman characters*

Oooooh youre so cool and edgy

Someone's feelings are hurt...

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Loading Video...

Siniestro, Aquaman, Shazam and Doomsday Confirmed!!! There is a scan with better quality and in the story preview they mention them!

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Posted By Stormbox

@Eternal19 said:

@Stormbox said:

Even as a batman fan, this is getting tiring

this, DC has so many other great characters yet they keep resorting to batman characters

I know right

Might as well make a batman fighting game

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Posted By k4tzm4n

@RedQueen said:

@k4tzm4n said:

@RedQueen: When I had the chance to speak with one of the game's producers, he said they were attempting to "go bigger" than MK9 in every regard. That game had a default roster of 27, so hopefully this game will have at least that many to begin with.

haha, awesome :D This game is definitely a day one buy for me.

Likewise. They did such a fantastic job with the latest Mortal Kombat.

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Posted By RedQueen

@k4tzm4n said:

@RedQueen: When I had the chance to speak with one of the game's producers, he said they were attempting to "go bigger" than MK9 in every regard. That game had a default roster of 27, so hopefully this game will have at least that many to begin with.

haha, awesome :D This game is definitely a day one buy for me.

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Posted By k4tzm4n

@RedQueen: When I had the chance to speak with one of the game's producers, he said they were attempting to "go bigger" than MK9 in every regard. That game had a default roster of 27, so hopefully this game will have at least that many to begin with.

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Posted By RedQueen

@k4tzm4n said:

@radar5 said:

Hasn't there already been game play shown of Lex?

I don't believe gamplay but we did catch a glimpse of him during the reveal trailer.

This. It's the bit with Superman using his Heat-vision. So, his reveal is kind of a non-surprise. Bane, on the other hand, is awesome. Glad they put him in.

We're getting close to release now, how many more characters have got to be revealed? I'm going ahead and predicting that Aquaman will be the next reveal and another villain....I would say Zod, but he'd play too similar to Superman. Braniac? Darkseid? (optimistic....)

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Posted By k4tzm4n

@radar5 said:

Hasn't there already been game play shown of Lex?

I don't believe gamplay but we did catch a glimpse of him during the reveal trailer.

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Posted By TheAmazingImmortalMan

Bane! nice, I am really looking forward to this game and the deadpool game.

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Posted By radar5

Hasn't there already been game play shown of Lex?

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Posted By k4tzm4n

@entropy_aegis said:

Lex awesome,this Bane is bleh his description and looks remind me of Schumacher.

I'm not a fan of the costume either but I imagine there will be at least one or two alternate costumes.

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Posted By ChernobylCow

me: (to Bane) Awesome!

me: (to Luthor) ....ugh.

Swamp Thing, please. Maybe Manhunter, Sasha Bordeaux, Deadshot, Catman..just some ideas.

Most importantly. This game needs multiple costumes for the characters.

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Posted By entropy_aegis

@BR_Havoc said:

They could of had one of like 200 better villains then Bane. Never understood how he was a treat to anyone other then Batman.

For the same reason we have Harley,Joker,Catwoman,Nightwing,Batman,Deathstroke,there are like 2000 characters who would wipe the floor with them

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Posted By entropy_aegis

Lex awesome,this Bane is bleh his description and looks remind me of Schumacher.

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Posted By RoTheKid

This is pretty cool! I would love to see Aquaman, Blue Beetle, Shazam, Black Adam, Lobo, Mongul, and Zoom. I also think a Young Justice pack would be awesome!

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Posted By Eternal19

@Stormbox said:

Even as a batman fan, this is getting tiring

this, DC has so many other great characters yet they keep resorting to batman characters

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Posted By SupremePro

Cant wait but i want shazam in this game!

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Posted By Stormbox

@Jack Donaghy said:

*Generic complaint about too many Batman characters*

Oooooh youre so cool and edgy

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Posted By Jack Donaghy

*Generic complaint about too many Batman characters*

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Posted By Mildor

@Loki9876:

Don worry man, Bane was the last one( I think),

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Posted By Birthright

Batman's Team= Batman, Nightwing, Red Robin, Red Hood, Catwoman, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Huntress

Superman's Team= Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Cyborg, Martian Manhunter, Shazam, Aquaman

Lex's Team= Lex Luthor, Joker, Harley Quinn, Bane, Solomon Grundy, Black Adam, Captain Cold, Deathstroke

Call me crazy but that's how I see this going. This might be sort of like the final battle on Kingdom Come as well as some inspirations from Red Son Superman

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Posted By Mildor

Perfect , i was hoping they put the cherry on the cake with Bane as the last member in the Batman roster although at the same wasnt sure, afraid they end up putting the blas$%/()==btch/$&sht pathetic version of nolans bane instead of the right one. I see Bane as a Dual mode very versatile character if they can make Bane a character to be played with and without the Venom in the same character.

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Posted By MadeinBangladesh

OBVIOUSLY.

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Posted By Video_Martian

We need SHAZAM and Reverse-Flash for this game...

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Posted By SandMan_

Another Batman character??? Seriously?!!

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Posted By InkInk

Ed Boon is just picking characters that will fit fighting styles they already have from past Mortal Kombat games. that is why we have so many recycled characters from MK VS DC. I mean Bane will fight like Jax look at the pic he has the same stance as Jax.

I like the idea of having Harley she could be fun with her giant hammer she would be like a cute version of Shoa Khan :P

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Posted By stumpy49er

I'm glad to see Bane make it into the game. Everyone seems to be dogging on the fact there is too many Batman characters. Personally I say there aren't enough. I'd love to get Killer Crock, Mr. Freeze, Clayface, maybe even a small guy like Penguin or Mad Hatter, just to make it interesting. Also, I'm actually dissapointed that Lex is in the game. Too me Lex Luthor is best as a manipulator, not a fighter. I'd rather get other Superman villains not used before, like Brainiac, Metallo and Doomsday.