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The First Look at JUSTICE LEAGUE’s Big Villain

Later this year, the Justice League will unite in live-action for the first time as they take on their greatest villain…or at least the villain adjacent to DC’s biggest bad guys. We were all probably expecting Darkseid, but instead, Steppenwolf will have the honor being the League’s first adversary on the big screen. A deleted scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice offered us a glimpse of Steppenwolf’s form, but now we’ve got a much better idea of what to expect from him. Today’s Nerdist News is braving the fire pits of Apokolips to break down the latest Steppenwolf visuals!

There are some minor spoilers ahead for Justice League, which will flesh out his motivations and his appearance. It’s not too major, but consider yourselves warned!

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Join host and the top recruit for the Furies, Jessica Chobot, as she goes over the latest Justice League details to drop from Hollywood’s most reliable rumor source: the official toys from the film! The first look at the Steppenwolf action figure appears to be much closer to his New 52 incarnation than the vaguely non-human creature from Batman v Superman. His helmet seems to be more like an extension of his face, and there’s something odd about his villainous goatee.

Ciarán Hinds has also dropped a few tidbits about his portrayal of Steppenwolf in the film, particularly about his motivations. While Steppenwolf is Darkseid’s uncle and one of the leading commanders in his army, he’s also trying to get out from underneath his nephew’s control. Hinds describes his character as “old and bitter,” which makes sense. Before Darkseid came along, Steppenwolf probably had a much better chance of ruling Apokolips and conquering the universe by himself.

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Additionally, Hinds revealed that his part in the film was done entirely through green screen and he never got the chance to physically interact with his co-stars in the movie. However, that may lend credence to the rumors that Steppenwolf will be about 8 feet tall in the movie, which would make him physically imposing even when pit against the best superheroes that Earth has to offer.

What do you think about the latest Steppenwolf details from Justice League? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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