The DC Extended Universe is now in full effect with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad setting the stage this year for much larger things to come. The former of those to movies spent a good amount of time establishing the larger world, including numerous teases for the upcoming Justice League movie that’s due in theaters next fall. Not only did viewers get their first look at heroes such as Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg, a deleted scene involving Lex Luthor (which is available on the “Ultimate Edition”) revealed the villain Steppenwolf. The uncle of famed DC antagonist Darkseid, Steppenwolf has been confirmed as the big bad in Justice League.
With so much focus on the superheroes in the DCEU finally teaming up, little has been said about Steppenwolf’s role in the movie. In fact, director Zack Snyder made it all the way through production without revealing who would be playing the character in the crossover event. But now, an actor has been revealed. Game of Thrones star Ciaran Hinds will portray Steppenwolf.
The news comes courtesy of The Wrap, who say that Hinds recently wrapped on Justice League. Unsurprisingly, the role is motion-capture, with an obvious comparison being Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.