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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 z3ro180

cant wait for this game

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Posted By KnightRise

People are going to be upset about the abundance ofvBat-chracters, but come on: WE GET TO PLAY AS FREAKIN' BANE!!!!!

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Posted By Gambit1024

BANE AND LEX! :D

I know, I said that this game has too many Batman characters, but f*cking Bane!

Lex is a great addition too. I expected him to be in it, but it's great to have confirmation.

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Posted By Xanni15

It is Best Buy's @gamer magazine.

Also, still no Red Hood. :(

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Posted By CampodelViolin

Black Adam and Zoom please!!

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Posted By Lokheit

I love how Netherealm Studios is making games, too bad they're doing DC games instead of Marvel's (because NRS belongs to Warner Bross, which also owns DC if I'm not mistaken).

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Posted By ARMIV2

Pro to this: Both characters look freaking sick! Also, I think Lex looks a bit like Bruce Willis in the scan, which is awesome.

Con to this: Another Batman character?! Geez!

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Posted By SigmaOmega

To be honest, this is a cool announcement. But the person I am most excited to play as is Deathstroke!

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Posted By Cavemold

cant wait!

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Posted By jwalser3

....Now give me Aquaman....

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Posted By ccraft

yeah let Aquaman be next! Bane vs Grundy will be awesome!

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Posted By JLDoom

Cant say I'm happy to have yet another Batman character in the game, to be honest...

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Posted By Big_Nasty

Lex Luthor looks like Bruce Willis.

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Posted By SmashBrawler

Another Bat-character? Ugh. At least Bane is one of my favorites.

@k4tzm4n said:

Also, does anyone else think Lex looks an awful lot like a certain A-list celebrity that enjoys saying yippie-ki-yay?

I didn't notice at first but you're definitely not alone in this.

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Posted By JamDamage

Like anyone didn't know Lex was going to be in it. Lex and the Joker was must be's. The 2 most popular villains from DC. I'm suprised that Bane is in it tho. That's good surprise. Of all the Bat villains this is a good one. Now take out Harley, we don't need her. I'm still hoping that Blue Beetle and Lobo get into the game. Not that I'm huge fans of the 2, I do like them, I just think they would be great playable characters in this game. I still hope they do a cool DCL pack, like a Green Lantern pack. Imagine being able to buy Larfleeze, St. Walker, Atrocitus, Indigo 1, Star Saphire, and Black Hand in pack. That would be cool as hell. Or other team packs like the Teen Titans or Secret Six. Us fanboys would shit our pants at that oportunity like that instead of waiting for a single downloadable character like they did with Mortal Kombat.

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Posted By BR_Havoc

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

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Posted By Decoy Elite

Breaking spines better be a special move.

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Posted By JamDamage

@CampodelViolin: This would be cool, but I don't see Zoom making it. I have a feeling maybe Black Adam will. I hope so. We still need Captain Marvel to make the roster. A Marvel Family pack would be a cool download.

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Posted By gumflabica

@CampodelViolin: zoom would be a bit overpowered, and would play no different than flash. but black adam on the other hand... YEAH! also, i thik they should put in midnighter. that would be amazing.

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Posted By SexualLobster

Idunno man, they need more characters that are 'not house hold names'.

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Edited By BallsMonkey

2 Questions...

1. Where's Aquaman?

2. Is it me, or does Luthor look a lot like Bruce Willis?

EDIT: Scratch that, it's not just me. Didn't see that last part of the article.

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Posted By judasnixon

Great... Just another reason to do my dumb Tom Hardy Bane voice. 

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Posted By Aeroman

Lex luthor no surprise but Bane it's a surprise

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Posted By ccraft

@JLDoom: They should have kept Joker and Harley out of this game.

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Posted By Freddy_F_Freeman

Batman is kinda the main character in this game, thats why there are so many batman related characters but dont worry Aquaman is guaranteed, Shazam, Martian Manhunter, Hawkgirl, will also be in this game

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Edited By Nefilim927

HAH!, Bruce Willis would be awesome as Lex Luthor in the new Man of Steel movies...

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Posted By ccraft

@Decoy Elite: oh my god yes! I could see that as his special move.

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Posted By Decoy Elite

@SexualLobster said:

Idunno man, they need more characters that are 'not house hold names'.

I agree.

There's a lot of variety in the DC universe and it'd be nice to see it in a game.

Plastic Man comes to mind as a character who'd be fun to play as and is just well known enough to be added.

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Posted By The_Lunact_And_Manic

Still waiting Constantine....or Zatanna....or even Alfred.

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Posted By SoA

four latest fighters and yet show only three...?

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Posted By deaditegonzo

Dr. Fate, would he have an insta win button LoL? Martian Manhunter? Doomsday? Firestorm? Brainiac?

Id like to see Superboy, if only because he'd be a Superman character with TK.

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Posted By roboadmiral

Until Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, and Hawkman get announced, I refuse to be impressed by any character reveals. Unless they reveal Wildcat. That would be awesome.

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Posted By Psycho_Soldier

of course we were going to get Bane, but please stop with the Bat Related chracters  
Lex was a given as he appeared in MKVSDC & we kinda saw him in one of the trailers  
 
I'm waiting for Captain Cold announcement

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Posted By reaper2923

Nice to see Luthor but Bane I mean how many characters from Batman does that make now 5?

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Posted By cmaprice

Bruce Willis!

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Posted By Avenging-X-Bolt

give me @Freddy_F_Freeman said:

Batman is kinda the main character in this game, thats why there are so many batman related characters but dont worry Aquaman is guaranteed, Shazam, Martian Manhunter, Hawkgirl, will also be in this game

i wouldn't say that. Ed Boon has proven to be reluctant to use him.

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Posted By JLDoom

@ccraft: Agreed. I know they're not going to leave Joker out, but he's such an useless character in a fighting game

@Freddy_F_Freeman said:

Batman is kinda the main character in this game, thats why there are so many batman related characters

Well thats one of my problems, Batman shouldnt be the main character, that spot should be shared with Superman and Wonder Woman

I wouldnt mind if they made other characters like Green Lantern, Flash or even Aquaman the main characters either

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Posted By Avenging-X-Bolt

@roboadmiral said:

Until Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, and Hawkman get announced, I refuse to be impressed by any character reveals. Unless they reveal Wildcat. That would be awesome.

Hawkman wont be in it. ED Boon doesn't like him and stated he wont be in it. Funnily enough, he said Hawkgirl would be good for the game.

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Posted By evilvegeta74

@CampodelViolin said:

Black Adam and Zoom please!!

What he said, as well as adding Shazam, Hawkman, and Aquaman!

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Posted By Stormbox

Even as a batman fan, this is getting tiring

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Posted By StrangeMan

Oh geez, didn't see that one coming

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Posted By Onemoreposter

@ARMIV2 said:

Also, I think Lex looks a bit like Bruce Willis in the scan, which is awesome.

@Big_Nasty said:

Lex Luthor looks like Bruce Willis.

I thought the exact same thing! Then I got to thinking....

Snyder's Lex? I did a little research and found out Willis had been rumored to be on the short list for Luthor in 2004 for Superman Returns. I could totally get on board with this.

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Posted By jobbernos

awesome, i cant wait.

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Posted By NightFang3

Now Wheres Martian Manhunter and Aquaman.

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Posted By Icon

Awesome, I love battle armor Luthor, and Bane.

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Posted By Mrfuzzynutz

This will be a great game to rent and have a few hours of laughs checking o ut everyones specials and environments...However if they REALLY wanted to make this a special game, they would have included characters like Red Hood, Power Girl, or Black Adam.THEN I would be impressed and think about a purchase

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Posted By Cafeterialoca

Ugh, do we need so many Batman characters? I know he's one of the most popular brands, but I was hoping a DC fighting game would have more DC stuff and not Justice League and the Batman villains.

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Posted By ARMIV2

@Onemoreposter said:

@ARMIV2 said:

Also, I think Lex looks a bit like Bruce Willis in the scan, which is awesome.

@Big_Nasty said:

Lex Luthor looks like Bruce Willis.

I thought the exact same thing! Then I got to thinking....

Snyder's Lex? I did a little research and found out Willis had been rumored to be on the short list for Luthor in 2004 for Superman Returns. I could totally get on board with this.

Ooooooh, me too...

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Posted By StMichalofWilson

O_O

Sweet

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Posted By mathematicscore

Bane is a personal fave, and brings a different style of fighter; still, the emphasis on the venom tubes and the awkward build don't set my heart on fire.

Martian Manhunter and Shazam Family are more interesting to me. I love my super battles.