'Justice League' Villain Possibly Revealed

Warner Bros.' epic DC Comics ensemble still doesn't have a director or a cast attached, and won't fully move ahead until 'Man of Steel' is released.

Darkseid revealed as possible Justice League villain
Darkseid revealed as possible Justice League villain
Warner Bros. is in the process of setting up Justice League, which will bring DC Comics' biggest superheroes together for one epic adventure. And now, a rumor is stating as fact that the film will also bring one of the team's biggest advisories to the screen as well. Read on for potential spoilers.

Will Beall has been working on the screenplay for Justice League since the beginning of the year, and apparently Latino Review knows someone close enough to him to have gotten their hands on a few of the pages. They reveal that the villain will be Darkseid, the supreme monarch of the planet Apokolips and the greatest threat to the DC Universe.

This is DC Comics' official description of the infamous character.

"Darkseid is the ruler of Apokolips and Darkseid's Elite and was a major player in the cosmic war that was the Final Crisis. Unto the hell that is Apokolips came Darkseid, malice personified, a merciless tyrant who demanded unwavering devotion and abject fear from all his subjects. A being of unparalleled strength, Darkseid nevertheless preferred not to sully his gloves with combat unless provoked to action. His eyes emitted the formidable Omega Sanction, ray beams that could disintegrate, teleport, or resurrect depending on the dread lord's wishes. His sole mission in life was to find and gain control over the Anti-Life Equation which would give him the means to usurp all free will in the sentient universe. Darkseid first appeared in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #134 (December, 1970), and was created by Jack Kirby."

At this time, Justice League does not have a set director or any cast members lined up. Warner Bros. is waiting for Man of Steel to arrive in theaters this June, to see how it fares, before moving full steam ahead on this potential blockbuster, which is scheduled for the summer of 2015. That will be the same summer as The Avengers 2 arrives in theaters.

Some folks are speculating that Darkseid will actually make an appearance at the end of Man of Steel, the same way Thanos appeared at the end of Marvel's The Avengers. Those same fans are complaining that Darkseid is a little too close to Thanos in his overall character arc. They also feel that the villain is too big to set up in a first film, which will also be introducing most of its superheroes on screen for the first time.

Justice League comes to theaters in 2018 and stars Gal Gadot.


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  1. Justhim_sir

    If they make this as like beginning plot line where the whole movie just having all the super heros meeting up doing all this chaos and at the end it shows Darkseid with a to be continue...Then it might work.

    2 years agoby @justhim-sirFlag

  2. Billythekid78

    Regardless of the villian, this shows DC's complete c*cksure confidence in this project. Purposefully pitting it against the highest grossing comic adapted film of all time?!? Either that or these guys really have no f*cking clue what their doing. Time will tell...

    2 years agoby @billythekid78Flag

  3. Jr27

    am i the only person who sees Michael Clarke Duncan to play Darkseid if he were still alive

    2 years agoby @jr27Flag

  4. Bane5000

    Isnt this a little premature...I mean they dont even have a script , director, casting...nothing at all except a supposed date. Kinda of gettin the feeling already they are jumping the gun with the JL film

    2 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  5. Junior Roberts

    As much as I would love for the JLA movie to be just as awesome as The Avengers 2 (Major marvel fan here, but two awesome summer movie benefits everyone), if this story is true it will be the biggest failure to the JLA movie... and they already have too many factors weighting against them.

    So, DC is planning to not only bring together Batman, Superman, and Green Lantern in one movie but also introduce Wonder Woman and Flash for the first time while fighting their biggest villain EVER in the very first entry of what could possibly be a long franchise? Does anyone else see a problem with this?

    1) Introducing Flash and WW respective origin would take up at least a quarter of the movie, 2) Introducing a "new" Batman, Wonder Woman, and Flash with no previous movie (or even a mention of) is a major No-No, 3) The fact that the audience is being introduced to new actors playing 3 of 5 of the heroes for the first time is a character development/relation nightmare, 4) their biggest adversary introduced as the villain in the first film with no build up, most likely a short glimpse of Apokolips, and very little screen time is STUPID and kinda sets a downward tone for the remaining films in the franchise in regards to their villain choices, and 5) the fact that DC is pacing this project so fast just to get it out the same time as The Avengers 2 is weak because that could cost the movie overall quality and development.

    DC should take their time and actually look at what Marvel has done right and improve. Not everything Marvel has done has been a success (e.g. Hulk, Ghost Rider, Punisher). They have a chance of really outshining Marvel if they took their time and did it right because let's be honest... as much as I'm a Marvel fan and I love The Avengers, their second rate compared to JLA. The heroes of JLA are just more widely popular, have better character development/relations, and they have the biggest hero of all time on their team. They already have the advantage so utilize it the proper way and stop trying to play catch up. It took Marvel over 8 years to reach the success of The Avengers.

    2 years agoby @junior-robertsFlag

  6. AllstarJc

    Come on, really! Amazo or even Cadmus would be more subtle to begin with.

    2 years agoby @allstarjcFlag

  7. Sean

    Interesting.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  8. skywise

    @therealGoku Your right, it could turn out great. I am not holding my breath. I WANT it to turn out great but have some reservations. Assuming this news is true...and they follow the new 52 comic...well the more I think about it the more I am liking the idea.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  9. The Real Goku

    @skywise I was referring to the new 52. Darkseid brought together the league and he broke green lanterns arm and hit superman with his eye beam. Definitely not too soon. It can turn out great

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  10. skywise

    But what do I know, I dont even read comic books....obviously.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  11. skywise

    @therealGoku But where do you go from there? Despero? ( I mean he was the actual first JLA villain) Anti-Monitor?

    Darkseid is pretty much the #1 JLA villian ever and I can understand the whole "kick it off with a bang" direction but in my humble opinion I would like to see the Darkseid story play out a litle bit before jumping right into it.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  12. ROFLitschristian

    Darkseid for the win! JLA movie for the loss!

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  13. ejk1

    And now, for the most predictable news of the JLA film, I present you with the villain.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  14. Writer220

    I wish they would take their time.

    2 years agoby @writer220Flag

  15. the Narrator

    They're f*cking bum-rushing these films thanks to Marvel's astonishing success, and Darkseid is their counter for a big tier villain like Thanos. F*ck this noise.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  16. The Real Goku

    I guess no one reads the comic books saying its too soon to bring him in
    -___- what other major threat could bring everyone together that they can't handle on their own?? Think about that. It's only right to bring in darkseid to start the league

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  17. Mieko_Siede

    I see both sides of the argument. Although I agree that Darkseid is a bit much to introduce as the teams first villain and we're only getting to know the rest of the characters for the first time, if they approach the arc correctly it may produce some fine results. A trilogy could be made based on his threat alone until it comes the time they must face him in final warfare. In the meantime, though he is the MAIN villain, they could be squaring off against alliances he's made before he could truly impose himself on the planet against the League. He can be referred to. He can be shown in glimpses. He can be shown in his domain gearing for his impending strike given that he doesn't truly make a move unless he is forced to step in. If they do this right, it can be stretched for a very interesting series.

    2 years agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  18. Dan

    Too soon.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  19. The Real Goku

    @thedeadpool@skywise do you guys read comic books?? The latest justice league comics released this year brought in darkseid as a first villain. They didn't kill him but they held him off and that's what brought the league together as a team. So it would be perfect actually and follow the comic books

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  20. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Other options incluse Starro, Despero, Amazo, White Martians (to introduce Martian Manhunter), etc.. Just to name a few. But yeah, clearly, just to compete with Thanos. These are my 2 cents for now

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  21. moviemouse

    ive heard of darkseid but i know very very little about the justice league legacy so i dont rely know who would be an appropriate villain, he kinda looks like thanos.....

    2 years agoby @moviemouseFlag

  22. skywise

    I would definatly hold him back until a later movie.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  23. Thedeadpool

    i like Darkseid but hes way to big of a villian for the first movie.

    2 years agoby @thedeadpoolFlag

  24. Comic Book Cast

    he is 2 much

    2 years agoby @Comic-Book-CastFlag

  25. justatadmatt

    This really depends on the director and script, but it seems like they are definitely taking the wrong approach here...

    2 years agoby @justatadmattFlag