AceShowbiz - It was revealed earlier this month that Steppenwolf's relationship with Darkseid would be different from the comics in upcoming "Justice League", as Zack Snyder's allegedly made the baddie the nephew of Darkseid as opposed to his uncle. But now new details have emerged via Hollywood Magazine, seemingly confirming that the movie will remain faithful to the source material after all.
"The uncle of the universe's greatest villain, Darkseid, and a member of his elite force, Steppenwolf survived a battle with Doomsday," reads the excerpt. "That should tell you just how powerful he is. Aside from his strength and near-immortality, he's also an expert tactician and wields a vicious electro-axe that can cut through just about anything."
"Steppenwolf’s primary role is as the leader of the parademons, the storm troopers who seek to destroy in the name of Darkseid," it continues. "His primary mission is to serve his nephew, and his status as the main villain in Justice League suggests the scope of the threat facing Earth, as well as the inevitable appearance of Darkseid himself."
"Irish star Ciaran Hinds plays the role in the movie, though he will appear through the use of motion-capture technology." it adds. "According to the actor, in the film, Steppenwolf is old, tired and trying desperately to get out from under his servitude to his nephew."
"Justice League" opens in theaters across the nation on November 17. It stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Diane Lane as Martha Kent and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.
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