These DC Comics Villains Will Appear in Justice League

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 - 4:58PM
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Tuesday, 21 June 2016 - 4:58PM
These DC Comics Villains Will Appear in Justice League
We've already gotten some heavy teasing for the villains in Justice League in Batman v Superman, especially in that deleted scene where Lex Luthor has a vision involving Steppenwolf. Now, director Zack Snyder and producer Deborah Snyder have confirmed that Steppenwold is one of the Justice League baddies, as well as several others that will appear in the film.

In an interview with Collider, the Snyders confirmed that Steppenwolf will be one of the primary antagonists, although they haven't finished negotiations with the actor, so they can't reveal who it is. There will also be a focus on the sci-fi technology Mother Boxes from Jack Kirby's Fourth World, and Deborah Snyder confirmed there will be an entire prologue to get audiences acquainted with Mother Box technology.

Zack Snyder also spoke about the influence of Jack Kirby on his sci-fi-heavy vision for Justice League:
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"You know, Kirby's crazy in a great way, and there's a lot of influence, you know, kind of the New Gods stuff, and we were digging on that - and that's the Mother Boxes and that sort of Apokoliptian world and all that stuff. I mean, you can't really do that stuff without some larger-than-life [influence]. But the kinda scope-y, sci-fi, what I think is fun stuff. I think inherently when you start to talk about… a bad guy that would justify the Justice League, not to make a thing, to "Double Justice," but I think you have to have a good threat that's fun and kinda crazy. And the Mother Boxes are always fun DC weird tech, you know?"
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Apokolips is the planet ruled by Darkseid, so by emphasizing "Apokoliptian tech," they are heavily teasing his appearance as well. They reportedly remained tight-lipped about Darkseid specifically, but Deborah Snyder did confirm that the parademons from Batman's visions would play a large role in the film.

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"Obviously with the Mother Boxes and then the hints from the other movie, you know, we are dealing with Apokoliptian technology and villains and we have kind of some more visions, we're always tweaking things and everything."
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