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Ciarán Hinds cast as Justice League villain Steppenwolf

11.04.2016

So, it's been confirmed: Steppenwolf - the horned guy shown in a deleted scene for BATMAN V SUPERMAN - will indeed be the primary antagonist in the JUSTICE LEAGUE film. And none other than Ciarán Hinds (Satan from GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE) will be playing him. And, like Josh Brolin as Thanos in the MCU films, he'll be motion-captured.

Now, I don't know much about Steppenwolf, other than he's a powerful henchman for Darkseid. Which makes sense, as you want to focus on the heroes and their dynamic rather than putting time to establish Darkseid himself, who is obviously pulling the strings. Thus Steppenwolf will probably be like Ronan the Accuser from GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - a boring (albeit dangerous) threat that is only there to be someone for the heroes to unite against, but probably won't be too interesting on his own.

I mean, it worked out for that movie, right? RIGHT?!

Anyway, I don't care what the nay-sayers say: I believe that the DCEU can get out of its funk. Sure, BATMAN V SUPERMAN wasn't what most people wanted, and SUICIDE SQUAD had a mixed response at best, but there's definitely something there. The cast is great (if sometimes misused in my opinion), the characters are great (they've endured for decades for a reason), and for all his faults Zack Snyder at least knows how to make things action-packed and awesome. Let's just hope that, third time at bat, that he can also make things fun and emotionally affecting (although I'll defend MAN OF STEEL, flaws and all).

Either way, JUSTICE LEAGUE will justice into theaters November 17th, 2017

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Extra Tidbit: Steppenwolf first appeared in New Gods vol. 1 #7 (February 1972).
Source: The Wrap

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