Justice League actor Ray Porter has opened up about his approach to voicing Darkseid for the DC superhero film.
2017’s Justice Leauge was a film that will go down in history as one of the most turbulent productions in the history of superhero films. Due to the mixed reception to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Zack Snyder having to exit the film due to a personal tragedy, much of the film was reworked late in the film’s post-production cycle. As a result, several major alterations were made to the film, which included the appearance of DC mega villain, Darkseid.
In the film that was released in 2017, Darkseid’s role was almost entirely replaced with that of Steppenwolf. This most notably occurred in the prologue section where Darkseid was meant to be the one repelled by the combined armies of the Earth. Now, thanks to Zack Snyder’s cut being released on HBO Max, we will finally see Darkseid in live-action in the film.
During a recent interview, Darkseid voice actor Ray Porter broke down his approach to voicing the iconic Justice Leauge character and what he went for in the film:
“I needed to be understandable. But it needed to be a voice that was not of this Earth. And that is what I tried to go for.”
You can see the full interview below:
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Here’s the official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Justice League:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
Justice League is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Stay tuned for the latest news on Ray Porter, his role as Darkseid and Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content!