‘Justice League’ Star Ciaran Hinds Reveals New Details About Steppenwolf

Ciaran Hinds SteppenwolfThe first trailer for Justice League made its debut last month, but the film’s main villain was nowhere to be found. We’ve known since last year’s set visit reports that Steppenwolf would be the reason why the titular team unites in the movie, but we’ve so far had very few details about the character, who’ll be brought to life by Ciaran Hinds.

However, speaking to The Independent, Hinds recently offered up a few very interesting tidbits about his role in the upcoming movie. Firstly, the Game of Thrones star confirmed that he played the character via motion-capture, using a “very tight and embarrassing” suit, meaning that Steppenwolf will mostly be CGI. Here’s what he told the site:

“Basically they’re going to construct something, digitally, and then they will use my eyes and mouth.”

The actor then gave a hint about the relationship between Steppenwolf and Darkseid, who’s said to be making an appearance in the movie:

“He’s old, tired, still trying to get out of his own enslavement to Darkseid, [but] he has to keep on this line to try and take over worlds.”

Hinds also talked about how director Zack Snyder paid homage to one of his previous projects, Excalibur, in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and how the movie may have been why he landed the role of Steppenwolf:

“They were great fans of Excalibur, Zack and his team. Maybe that’s how I got the role [in Justice League]! Who knows? There’s a bit when they’re walking in Gotham City and suddenly on a marquee of a cinema you see Excalibur playing.” Then there was the moment Superman is impaled by a large spear. “That’s exactly what happened in Excalibur, with Nigel Terry [who played King Arthur] pierced by Mordred.”

What do you guys think? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below.

Justice League opens in theaters on November 17, 2017.

Source: The Independent

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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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • 12stepCornelius

    I did not know Ciaran Hinds was in Excalibur. Now I do. Cool stuff.

  • Carl

    Why is this character full CGI?