It won’t be long until Zach Snyder is once again helming a DC movie and we’ve just learned who he has lined up to be the villain in the first ‘Justice League‘ film. While there are clearly a plethora of enemies that could be considered, a large enough threat for DC’s heroes to unite the groundwork for Darkseid was heavily laid at in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘. Since he was being hinted at early on you might think that he is going to be popping up first but just like Thanos over at the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we won’t be seeing this big bad showing up quite yet.
Instead, the creature behind our hero’s discomfort was one that was introduced in a scene that was cut from the final film. In deleted scenes from ‘BVS,’ we were introduced to Steppenwolf who like certain other aspects of DC’s cinematic world wasn’t quite what comic diehards were expecting.
Much like Darkseid, we have a villain who hails from Apokolips and I feel this will be the lead in for Darkseid to make his appearance in the second installment of the ‘Justice League’ films. For those unfamiliar with Steppenwolf, he is both the military leader of Apokolips and Darkseid’s uncle. While he does have a pretty sweet weapon and ride, you almost feel that he got his position from being related to a certain ruler bent on conquering the universe as even Clock King has killed him at one point.
I suspect in the first movie we’ll see him properly introduced and for some reason invade Earth while in the second film, he’ll have his nephew move in for the kill as he is revealed to our heroes.
Hopefully since his introduction in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ was cut, we can have him look a little more accurate to the comic take on his character when we get the official introduction.
Are you looking forward to a Steppenwolf-centric movie? Do you feel that he is the right character to use in order to unite our heroes in the next film? Share your thoughts below!
‘Justice League – Part One’ directed by Zack Snyder is slated to open on November 17, 2017, while ‘Aquaman’ directed by James Wan will swim into theaters on July 27, 2018.
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