The Justice League is being assembled for the first time in cinematic history, and we finally know who they’ll be fighting. Zack Snyder’s Justice League will see Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Superman (Henry Cavill), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) fight the general of Darkseid’s army, Steppenwolf.
In a new interview with The Independent UK, Game of Thrones star Ciarán Hinds confirmed that he will portray Steppenwolf in Justice League and offered some interesting new details about the character. Steppenwolf is a DC Comics villain that a lot of audience members might not know, but from the sounds of things, he’ll be a really interesting and layered character.
“He’s old, tired, still trying to get out of his own enslavement to Darkseid, [but] he has to keep on this line to try and take over worlds.”
For month’s we’ve wondered what Steppenwolf will actually look like when we see him in Justice League, and until now we weren’t 100% sure how the character will be put on screen. According to Hinds, Steppenwolf will be created using motion-capture and CGI, but we will get to see certain elements of the actor.
“Basically they’re going to construct something, digitally, and then they will use my eyes and mouth.”
It’s not surprising to hear that Steppenwolf will be created using motion-capture technology. Snyder is known for using a lot of CGI in these movies and a god-like character like Steppenwolf will definitely benefit from some CGI creation.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds (Steppenwolf), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), J.K. Simmons (Commissioner Gordon), Amber Heard (Mera), Kiersey Clemons (Iris West) and Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor).
Justice League lands in theaters on November 17, 2017!