Warner Bros. continues to move forward with plans to finally launch a Justice League movie – and now we’ve learned which villain DC’s biggest superheroes will be facing in summer of 2015. If you were expecting Lex Luthor, or Doomsday or the Joker, think bigger. The big bad will be none other than Darkseid.
That’s right, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League will be squaring off against the ruler of planet Apokolips, one of the most powerful villains in the DC universe.
The move makes narrative sense – if you’re going to assemble the A-team of DC heroes to take on one threat, you have to make sure that threat is a huge one. Darkseid fills that bill quite nicely. The character and his home world were modeled after Hitler and Nazi Germany, and one of Darkseid’s goals has been to remove free will from the entire universe. Scary stuff.
You can learn a lot more about the character by checking out his Wiki page – but our early reaction is that this is a great choice for the film. With the Avengers going up against Thanos in a sequel (also in the summer of 2015 – how massive is that season going to be?), A Justice League film could offer nothing less than one of its biggest villains. Now the question becomes: "who will play him?"
So, what do you think? Are you happy that that Justice League will be facing off against Darkseid or is there some other bad guy from the DC landscape you’d rather see in the starring role? Share your thoughts with us below.
[via Latino Review]