In the days following the release of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” Warner Bros. Pictures released a deleted scene from the film which saw Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor interacting with a holographic projection of an alien creature.
Speculation quickly followed with the one gaining the most traction being that it was Steppenwolf, the leader of the armies of DC Universe megavillain Darkseid who has long been thought to be the villain of the “Justice League” team-up films.
Today, BirthMoviesDeath posted a report claiming that the character in question is in fact Steppenwolf and that he will go on to become the lead villain of the film. He’s a character said to have a “contentious history with Darkseid” which will lead to the battle that the Justice League can’t quite win on their own – as a result, they will turn to a dead friend for help.
Filming is already underway on the film in London with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot reprising their roles along with Jason Mamoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and Ezra Miller as The Flash. The film opens November 10th 2017.