Tim Taylor, the writer of the Injustice: Gods Among Us prequel comic book series, has confirmed that he's trying to fit in as many characters from the upcoming game as possible in order to give fans a look into what made them make certain decisions before the start of the title's story.
Injustice: Gods Among Us is the upcoming game from developer NetherRealm, known mostly for the Mortal Kombat franchise, that sees famous heroes and villains from the DC Comics universe turn on one another and fight it out using their various powers, abilities, and weapons.
We already saw plenty of videos and screenshots with the game and witnessed the reveal of plenty of characters, including the most recent confirmation of Bane and Lex Luthor.
Now, after witnessing the release of the first chapter in a special prequel comic book series, its writer, Tim Taylor, has revealed to IGN that he's trying to fit in as many characters from the game.
"I’m certainly trying to bring in every character but it’s a very large cast (as will soon be revealed), so it’s hard to give everyone their moment in the spotlight," he said.
"One thing we are doing with this series is having the occasional one-shot chapter focusing on one or two characters. I’ve had a great time on these. It’s meant getting to focus completely on characters I’ve always wanted to write, like the Green Arrow/Harley Quinn story which will feature very early on, or the Flash story you’ll read in a few months."
What's more, Taylor emphasizes that the comic book series will slowly evolve the main characters into the versions that will be featured in the game.
"When we first see our characters, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and so many others, they are very much the characters we know and love," he added.
"I have a lot of respect for these characters and I don’t want to cheapen them in any way or write them acting in a way that I know they wouldn’t. Yes, the characters will be significantly changed by events and circumstances but I’ve wanted to make sure that this is a slow, natural change in personalities and principles."
Injustice: Gods Among Us is out in April and, until then, new chapters of the prequel comic book series will be released each week digitally and each month in stores.