Zack Snyder Teases Justice League Villain and His Comics-Accurate Evil Plan

Thursday, 31 March 2016 - 10:12AM
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Batman v Superman
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Thursday, 31 March 2016 - 10:12AM
Zack Snyder Teases Justice League Villain and His Comics-Accurate Evil Plan

Mild spoilers for Batman v Superman and Justice League follow!


Of all the Easter eggs and references in Batman v Superman, some of the most explicit were the references to DC Comics villain Darkseid, who is presumed to be the primary antagonist of Justice League. Now, in a new podcast with Empire, Zack Snyder seemed to confirm fans' predictions that Darkseid will appear, as well as teasing his nefarious plan that's ripped straight from the comics:

Opening quote
"Maybe he exists out there in the universe," Snyder said in response to a question about Darkseid. "Maybe he's looking for something. Something that is against life?"
Closing quote

Although technically he's remaining coy, this sounds an awful lot like Darkseid will be the villain of Justice League, and will be searching for the Anti-Life Equation, which is his ultimate goal in the comics as well. The Anti-Life Equation is an equation that gives the person who discovers it the power to dominate the will of all sentient races. Its name derives from the assertion that "if someone possesses absolute control over you - you're not really alive."

Listen to the full podcast below:



Does this mean we've seen the last of Lex Luthor? Jesse Eisenberg was weirdly cagey about returning, but judging from this post announcing a "suspension of operations" at the fictional LexCorp, it seems that it's more likely Lex will be working in conjunction with Darkseid in some way.



Batman v Superman is now out in theaters. Justice League Part One opens on November 17, 2017, while Part Two will come out on June 14, 2019.

Via CBM

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