Zack Snyder’s Justice League will just be a four-hour-long mega movie event. It’s safe to say that we are getting a new story compared to what we saw in the theatrical cut of the film. This narrative will pack several new characters while giving the old ones more screen time to grow. Among the heroes, we’ve got Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, and Ryan Choi (future “The Atom”) being brought into the mix besides the six OG Leaguers. But the villains are going to be the real deal in this one. Whedon left out plenty of them. But Snyder is restoring his original vision, and as a result, we are getting 9 DC villains in his cut. Here’s every villain that we should look out for:
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Zack Snyder is bringing an entirely new design for Steppenwolf. He looks much fiercer, stronger, and more menacing than the cry baby we got in the Josstice League. The aforementioned battle video has already proven him to be a formidable villain. And considering the fact that we are getting a much longer cut of the film, he should certainly get better character motivations and dialogue. We just can’t have yet another Steppenwolf portrayal with video game level dialogues. He will be a cast out lieutenant of Darkseid’s army, who will be adamant to prove himself by reacquiring the mother boxes that the Apokoliptan during their first invasion attempt on Earth.
One of the most exciting elements of the Snyder Cut is the involvement of Darkseid. His younger version, Uxas will be a major part of the ancient battle that involved the Atlanteans, Amazons, humans, and the Old Gods. The battle will be much longer than what we got in Whedon’s edit, so we should expect to see plenty of action from Uxas. But as the new trailer has confirmed, we will see the ultimate version of Darkseid towards the end of the film as well.
Snyder gave us the first look at one of Darkseid’s most dark-hearted minions in the DC FanDome trailer. And now we’ve got an even better look at DeSaad. The new trailer has confirmed that he will play the mediator between Darkseid and Steppenwolf (kind of like The Other was the intermediate between Thanos and Loki in The Avengers). Anyway, we shouldn’t expect him to play a huge role in the film besides that.
Granny Goodness just showed up in the latest trailer alongside Darkseid and DeSaad on Apokolips (or maybe a terraformed version of Earth in the Knightmare future). She is the cruelest lieutenant of Darkseid, and she looks huge in the other shot we saw in the new footage. And before you think about it, no, Judy Dench is not playing the character. Goodness is a major Superman and New Gods villain in the comics. We know that she may not be playing a huge role in Justice League. But it’s still great to see her in the Apokoliptan ranks. It gives out the message that Snyder had no plans to hold back on anything.
Obviously, everyone knew about them since Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Parademons will act as the soldiers in the army of Steppenwolf and Darkseid. The ancient battle of Earth showed us that these creatures were all fallen warriors who transformed into Apokoliptan soldiers. So, the Parademon army will be huge because it will have soldiers coming in from all the worlds that Steppenwolf and Darkseid have conquered over the years. In the present day, Batman will also be investigating their hideout on Earth. That is when he will begin to learn about the threat that’s looming on Earth.
Lex Luthor will have more than just the altered post-credits scene that the theatrical cut showed us. Snyder has confirmed that he will be a part of the opening scene of his Justice League, which will carry forward from Batman V Superman. The scream of Superman will awaken the mother boxes, and that’s what’s going to ring the “Bells” of Apokolips. That’s how Luthor is going to find out about the incoming attack.
“We live in a society” where Jared Leto’s Joker has been added to Zack Snyder’s Justice League. He wasn’t a part of the original footage that Snyder had shot back in 2016-2017. Although, Snyder did want to add those Joker scenes later on. So, he finally got to do it now, and we’re glad because Leto’s Joker is going to face off with Batman in the film. In fact, Batman will actually be teaming up with the Crime Prince of Gotham in the Knightmare future. The trailer has already teased how epic their reunion will be. Now, we just can’t wait to watch this full sequence when the cut arrives on HBO Max.
The Joker isn’t the only former enemy that Batman is going to bring into play. Apparently, Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke will also be brought into the picture. He and Batman are going to set their beef aside for the common good of Earth. Oh, and yes, Slade Wilson will have a sick looking mohawk in the newly added Knightmare sequence. But besides the future scene, Deathstroke will also have his original Justice League scene reinstated, which will set up his conflict against Batman for the solo Batfleck project.
Yes, the Wonder Woman villain is supposed to return in Justice League, although he will be played by a different actor. Just like the heroes and villains are going to reunite in the Knightmare sequence, Earth’s forces initially united to take on Darkseid during the ancient battle. And among them will be Ares, who will have a long-drawn battle with Uxas.
Let’s see if there are even more villains hidden in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. We’ll find out when the film arrives on March 18, only on HBO Max.