By Matt O.
Even though Warner Bros. DC Extended Universe got off to a shaky start in March with Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, I'm sure we can expect great things down the road, starting with the David Ayer's Suicide Squad in August and the Wonder Woman solo film next year in June.
Warner Bros. biggest test however will come at the end of next year with Zack Snyder's Justice League: Part One, which will mark the first time the world has ever seen such an assembly of DC heroes on the big-screen. While we pretty much know who all of the heroes are going to be, what we don't know yet is who the big baddie will be in the film even though its been rumored forever that the villain will be none other than Darkseid. Well now we have another rumor from a very reliable source in Birth.Movies.Death saying the villain will be none other than Darkseid's uncle Steppenwolf, who we have actually already seen a glimpse of in the officially released deleted scene from BVS called the "Communion".
Get some more of the cool details from Devin Faraci of Birth.Movies.Death below:
"In Justice League Steppenwolf has a contentious history with Darkseid, which could be why he's invading the Earth. But stopping him - and, I'm assuming, his Parademon hordes - requires more power than the members of the Justice League can muster, and so they must turn to a dead friend for help...
Darkseid is a presence in the movie, and fully appears at the end of the film, but don't expect him to do much. The other DC solo movies between Justice League and Justice League 2 take place in realish time - ie, The Flash takes place after Justice League - so whatever evil plan Darkseid has will wait until Justice League 2 to be revealed."
Sound pretty cool right? If it turns out to be true it will be very interesting to see how this all plays out on the big-screen. Also of note, in the comics Steppenwolf is the military leader of Apokolips. So I wonder if Apokolips will be showing up down the line also? Oh yea, if you haven't seen the deleted scene from BVS, we have it posted for you below.
So what do you guys think? Is Steppenwolf the right choice for Justice League: Part 1? Let us know what you think by sounding off in the comments section below, also if you have any cool theories let us know those to, thanks!
Justice League: Part One stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon and Willem Dafoe.
Justice League: Part One is set to hit theaters on November 17, 2017.