8 Important Things To Know About Steppenwolf In ‘Justice League’

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Steppenwolf makes his official DCEU appearance in Justice League, but what can we expect from him as a main villain? 

It’s been confirmed for some time that the big bad of Justice League will be none other than Steppenwolf, the right-hand man—er—god of Darkseid. That, of course, means that the movie is wisely saving Darkseid and the full wrath of the New Gods for future movies (maybe that’s what Part 2 was going to be about before it got nixed?)

This won’t be the first time DC has leveraged the New Gods for a Justice League team-up, but this will be one of the rare times Steppenwolf will be pitted against the DC heroes, sans-Darkseid at least. For that reason, not everyone is quite sure what to make of Steppenwolf as a big bad, or which incarnation we can expect to see when he inevitably invades Earth to find the Mother Boxes.

Digging through his history, though, here are some reasonable aspects of the character we should expect and look out for as the DCEU continues.

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Jon Negroni

Jon Negroni

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  • Evan

    JL 2 did not get nixed, they meant JL1 just won’t end with a to be continued! JL 2 will be its own story instead of a continuation of Part1

    • Maxi Iroh

      JL2 will probably get pushed to a later date. In my opinion the only films that are set to happen around their date or to happen at all are the 2018 ones, Aquaman, Flash and Batman.
      Dark Universe(JLD) as well because is has a director attached, but anything can happen.

      • SAMURAI36

        Why don’t you think the other films won’t happen at all??

        • Maxi Iroh

          1- It wasn’t put that much thought into it(Snyderverse);
          2- Geoff Johns wasn’t running things;
          3- Shazam has at least 50% chance of being canned, Cyborg has 100%;
          4- Films like Gotham City Sirens(Harley movie), MoS2, SS2 and Booster Gold all have chance of pushing back the other films;

          • SAMURAI36

            1- It wasn’t put that much thought into it(Snyderverse);

            I don’t understand what this means. What makes you think no thought has been put into any of this?

            2- Geoff Johns wasn’t running things;

            Can you prove that Geoff Johns wasn’t “running things”? Do you know what his job capacity was prior to his appointment as President of DC Films?

            3- Shazam has at least 50% chance of being canned, Cyborg has 100%;

            I’m asking, what is this based on directly? What proof do you have for any of this?

            4- Films like Gotham City Sirens(Harley movie), MoS2, SS2 and Booster Gold all have chance of pushing back the other films;

            None of those films even have release dates yet, and all of them are in the early planning stages, so saying they could get pushed back is kinda senseless.

  • David Japhet-Mathias

    Great article.

  • DefJ123

    Interesting article, good read. Last point points towards a plot device like Ronan betraying Thanos for the orb? That could be cool and a good way to bring Darkseid in. Really looking forward to this film, I’ve got high hopes!

  • SAMURAI36

    When did SteppenWolf or Darkseid face Doomsday? Which comic(s) did this take place in? Also, technically New Gods cannot die.

    And when did Darkseid ever take over New Genesis? When did that happen? There’s alot of misinformation in this article.

    • Marquis de Sade

      During the Superman vs. Doomsday followup when Doomsday landed on Darkseid’s planet. Doomsday took Darkseid out, thus forcing him to call a truce with Superman in order to defeat Doomsday and re-imprisoning him to the meteorite that he arrived on.

  • Marquis de Sade

    “SAMURAI36
    12 minutes ago
    When did SteppenWolf or Darkseid face Doomsday? Which comic(s) did this take place in? Also, technically New Gods cannot die.

    And when did Darkseid ever take over New Genesis? When did that happen? And SteppenWolf didn’t “go rogue” on E2. He was cut off from Apokalips, and decided to conquer the planet for himself, because there was nothing else for him to do. He was still waiting to be reunited with Darkseid.”

    During the Superman vs. Doomsday followup when Doomsday landed on Darkseid’s planet. Doomsday took Darkseid out, thus forcing him to call a truce with Superman in order to defeat Doomsday and re-imprisoning him to the meteorite that he arrived on.

  • Eu-Gene

    “I eluded to this earlier, but Steppenwolf hasn’t always been perfectly loyal to Darkseid”

    I think you meant “alluded”.

    • Dark Cider the Talkback

      Stop invading the question!