Steppenwolf: Ciarán Hinds Cast as Justice League’s Big Bad

Ciarán Hinds will play Steppenwolf in next year’s Justice League

Zack Snyder‘s Justice League has revealed its big bad as TheWrap today reports that Ciarán Hinds has joined the cast of the DC Comics film. He’ll play the superhero ensemble’s chief antagonist, Steppenwolf. According to the outlet, Steppenwolf is a performance capture character and his final look will differ from the version fans already saw in a deleted Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice clip.

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Created by Jack Kirby, Steppenwolf has been the leader of Darkseid’s army of Apokolips since he debuted in 1972’s “New Gods” #7. A member of the New Gods, Steppenwolf has an extensive history in the DCU including fights with Doomsday, The Flash, and lesser known villains like Clock King.

Hinds is known to many as Mance Rayder on HBO‘s Game of Thrones, while his many big screen roles include hits like Munich and Road to Perdition. He also lent his voice to Disney‘s Frozen and played Aberforth Dumbledore (brother to Albus) in the final Harry Potter film.

Fueled by the hero’s restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Justice League sees Bruce Wayne enlist the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot will be reprising their roles as the DC Trinity, Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.‘ Justice League, and joining them are Jason Mamoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and Ezra Miller as The Flash. Heard will debut in this film before moving to the solo Aquaman movie in 2018, with Willem Dafoe appearing as Atlantean Vulko, and J.K. Simmons playing Commissioner Gordon.

Directed by Zack Snyder (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Justice League will debut in theaters on November 10, 2017.

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