The Wrap is reporting that Ciaran Hinds, perhaps best known for his role on HBO’s Rome and Game of Thrones, has been brought on board to play Steppenwolf in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. We’ve known for a while now that the villain would be featured heavily in the film, after making a brief appearance in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and now we know who will bring him to life.
As the uncle of big bad Darkseid, Steppenwolf is a powerful foe who will certainly make for a formidable opponent for the titular team of heroes. We’re not sure how exactly he’ll factor into the story, but expect him to look different than he did in BvS and be on the hunt for “three mother boxes,” which are kind of like the Infinity Stones in the MCU. Presumably, he’ll be trying to be destroy Earth, or something of that nature, but his exact plan has yet to be revealed.
Hinds will play the part via mo-cap, of course, and will no doubt bring some gravitas to the role. He’s been a dependable supporting actor across all his movies thus far and we’re glad to see him signing on for Justice League. One has to wonder how Steppenwolf himself will turn out though. Neither the MCU or DCEU have had great luck with villains so far, and a lot of these films tend to get solid actors and waste them in under-written parts. Will that be the case here as well? We sure hope not, but at this point, it’s too early to tell.
We’ll know more when Justice League hits theatres on November 17, 2017. Until then, tell us, are you happy to see Ciaran Hinds climbing on board here? And will Steppenwolf be a solid villain, or just another forgettable foe? Sound off below and give us your thoughts!