SDCC: Taylor Returns to "Injustice" to Write Comic Adaptation for Video Game Sequel

As promised, the "Injustice 2" panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego revealed the additions of Wonder Woman and Blue Beetle to the game as playable characters -- but we were also treated to the news that scribe Tom Taylor ("Injustice: Gods Among Us") will return to the franchise to write a digital-first comic adaptation for "Injustice 2" from DC Comics.

"Having had such a big role in tearing apart the Injustice universe and its characters, I'm very excited for the opportunity to return and do it again," Taylor said in a statement. "To be given so much freedom to play with the world's greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains every week is a dream, and I want to thank everyone at DC, WBIE and NetherRealm for their continued faith in me, editor Jim Chadwick, and our incredible team."

Just like the first "Injustice" comic, "Injustice 2" will serve as a prequel to the "Injustice 2" video game, releasing sometime next year.

"Our overarching goal is to tell one complete story between the comics and the games," Taylor added. "In writing Injustice 2, there are a lot less 'Gods Among Us' than when we started our story, but I hope to join Batman and the world's finest heroes in cleaning up the mess an evil Superman and his regime left behind. I hope to repair Earth and bring back hope... but this is Injustice. Prepare for tears, comedy, triumph, devastation, shocking tragic twists involving DC's most beloved characters...and Harley Quinn stealing every scene she's in."

Check out the "Injustice 2" gameplay trailer revealed at SDCC below:

Developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, "Injustice 2" hits shelves in 2017.

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