Ciaran Hinds will play Steppenwolf in Justice League: Part 1. The Game of Thrones actor has been cast as the main villain Steppenwolf, the uncle of Darkseid and the military leader of Apokolips, in the new movie, according to The Wrap.
Steppenwolf was seen in a Batman v Superman deleted scene as the monster Lex Luthor met with and it was previously reported that his storyline is expected to follow that of The New 52, the 2011 revamp and relaunch by DC Comics of its entire line of monthly superhero comic books.
According to a synopsis of Earth 2 #1: “Five years ago, they appeared in the sky: booming holes in space, spewing an army of monsters known as Parademons, and led by the villain Steppenwolf. Entire countries were destroyed, but Earth’s defenders fought back. Chief among them were Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.”
However, the character’s look is set to be “upgraded” from his appearance in the deleted scene.
The Zack Snyder directed film. set in the DC Comics Extended Universe, features Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash and Ray Fisher as Cyborg.
Justice League: Part 1 will be released on November 17, 2017.
And while Steppenwolf will be the main villain in Justice League, it is expected that Darkseid will appear briefly in the movie, in order to set him up as the bad guy for Justice League: Part 2.