A new fan poster for the Snyder Cut of Justice League introduces Darkseid to the DCEU. Darkseid first appeared in the comics in 1970 as a cameo in Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olson #134 before making his full appearance the next year in Forever People #1. Darkseid has yet to appear in the DCEU, but the character was teased in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice during Batman’s Knightmare sequence. The character was supposed to make his grand entrance in Justice League, but the scene was ultimately cut out of the film to focus on Steppenwolf.
It’s been known for a while that Zack Snyder planned to include Darkseid in Justice League, and the director even released concept art of Darkseid to show what the character would have looked like. Snyder has confirmed that Darkseid will appear in the Snyder Cut, but it’s unknown how big of a role the character will have in the finished product. Original Darkseid actor Ray Porter will reportedly return for the Snyder Cut as well. The director also recently released the first official full-color image of Darkseid, but now a piece of fan art imagines what Darkseid could look like on a poster for the Snyder Cut.
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Digital artist erathrim20 recently shared his poster for the Snyder Cut, which prominently features Darkseid. Steppenwolf and the Mother Boxes are also included as well Cyborg, the Flash, Wonder Woman, Batman, Aquaman, and Superman, the latter of which was left out of a lot of marketing material for the film. Erathrim20’s original Instagram post can be seen below:
Since Snyder has released so many details about his version of the film since the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement started, fans have a pretty good idea of what the film could add in compared to what the theatrical version included. In addition to Darkseid, the Snyder Cut could also include characters like Martian Manhunter and Atom, while also adding back in large chunks of Aquaman, the Flash, and Cyborg’s backstories. What fans know for sure, however, is that the Snyder Cut is coming to HBO Max next year and could cost over $30 million to finish.
Regardless of how long Darkseid is in the Snyder Cut of Justice League, fans will just be happy to see him finally be introduced to the DCEU. Steppenwolf isn’t necessarily an unpopular character, but Justice League’s version was heavily criticized because of the poor CGI that was used to bring the character to life. Darkseid, on the other hand, is one of the most famous and brutal DC villains around and likely would have been the main villain of Justice League 2. While the fate of Justice League 2 seems grim at this point, at least fans have the Snyder Cut of Justice League to look forward to.
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