Zack Snyder’s Justice League is easily one of the biggest projects of 2021. Snyder has hyped up the literal concept of Justice League and facilitated HBO Max is getting a lot of viewers. This four-hour mini-series is one of its kind. Unlike its original version which was released in 2017, Snyder’s Cut had got many things differently. For one, the entire movie had a different color scheme altogether, making it look darker. Second, the characters were given a chance to shine. Plus, with the longer run time, Snyder decided to explore the character’s development too. But now comes in the true addition. The real big bad of the entire DC Extended Universe – Darkseid.
Darkseid truly looked terrific. But could he look more terrifying? Well, yes he could! The artwork was posted by Jerad S.Marantz on his Instagram account. “Working on #Darkseid was a complete honor. He is easily one of the most iconic characters in the DC universe and I could not believe my luck when I got the chance to take on this Supervillain,” he wrote. “I absolutely love the world Zack Snyder created and what he’s done with these iconic characters. I had an incredible time working with costume designer Michael Wilkinson. He truly is one of the best in the business!” Check out the concept art below:
Darkseid’s army invades Earth, superheroes, national militaries, and the old kingdoms of Themyscira and Atlantis “led and inspired by Superman” unite as one, repeating the ancient battle that was portrayed in the Justice League Snyder cut. The formula, Anti-Life Equation, was revealed to be carved into the Earth’s surface is the very reason that Darkseid descended onto the planet. The addition of Darkseid was one of the changes the Snyder Cut saw from the theatrical version of Justice League. The movie chronicles the team-up of classic DC Comics heroes-Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, and Superman as they band together to fight threats facing Earth.
Darkseid, portrayed by Ray Porter, plays the CGI Darkseid in a handful of scenes, but he also has a small cameo as a human that eagle-eyed viewers can spot early in the film. Returning to Justice League was deeply personal for Snyder, and he crammed its 4-hour runtime full of Easter eggs, cameos, and other small tributes to DC comics, personal references, and more. Many of these teases were designed to set up future films in the DC Cinematic Universe, although plans for the future of DC films have changed dramatically since the Justice League script was written.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Ray Porter as Darkseid, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. The film is now streaming on HBO Max.