‘Justice League’ Concept Art Features A Young Darkseid

Darkseid Justice League Concept Art Justice League concept art depicts a young Darkseid heading into battle from Zack Snyder’s original flashback sequence in the film.

The “history lesson” flashback scene in Justice League occurs when Diana explains the mother boxes to Bruce. The flashback scene was going to originally serve as the film’s prologue with the theatrical cut showing the humans, Amazons, Atlanteans, old gods, and a Green Lantern taking on Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons.

Over the weekend, a picture of the Amazonian shrine in the film surfaced and seemingly features Darkseid. A fan on Twitter has now connected the shrine pictures to concept art and believes the art reveals a young Darkseid during the “history lesson” scene:

Do you wish Darkseid appeared in the “history lesson” scene? Comment below!

Here is plot synopsis for the film:

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, Justice League 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.

New ‘Aquaman’ Movie-Themed Comic Variant Covers Spotlight Arthur & Mera

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Aquaman DC Comics Arthur Curry MeraDC Comics has unveiled the Aquaman movie-themed variant covers for the Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth crossover event.

DC Comics’ Justice League and Aquaman series’ will soon crossover for a story arc titled Drowned Earth and the publisher is releasing variant covers based on Warner Bros.’ upcoming film about the King of Atlantis to commemorate the event. Now, six variant covers featuring Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry and Amber Heard’s Mera have been released with illustrations from artists Francis Manapul, Francesco Mattina, Lucio Parillo, Ben Oliver, Dale Keown, and Nicola Scott.

You can check out the first cover below and click “next” to continue the gallery!

Aquaman DC Comics Arthur Curry Mera

Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth #1 will be available on October 31, 2018.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.

Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.

Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.

Source: ComicBookMovie.com

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  • Peter James

    You forgot to include the (potentially)best part…..

    2:02 of the trailer.

    They’ve been rather vague about whether she’ll be able to do this in the movie, but I think that little snippet confirms it.

    • Darthmanwe

      Gal Gadot said something about flight before BvS launch along the lines of:

      “She can jump very high, sort of like flying but not really”

      I distinctly remember that part, because that’s always been my one big gripe with lackluster canon fanboys, not knowing that WW gets that particular power from Hermes, directly, as a blessing.

      In this cinematic setting, she wouldn’t expressly have them, or need to, when you can frigging jump city blocks at a time.

      That snippet looks more like a big jump to catch someone high up in the air, rather than flight.

      • Peter James

        But the very last scene before the logo comes up as she’s crossing her arm bands with the lighting sparks, if you scroll just shortly before that, you see that she’s doing it while hovering mid-air over s giant rock or slab.
        Not jumping.
        Hovering.
        (sort of like Superman did in Man of Steel when he first met the military guys in the desert)

        She flies.

        Take a look again and see for yourself.

        • Darthmanwe

          I did.

          ANd I think you are doing wishful thinking, that seems like a slo mo effect.

          • Peter James

            If you say so.

            Fact of the matter is that you don’t know any more about this movie than I do, and my own perspective – based not on wishful thinking, by observation – is that she’s flying.

            You disagree.
            We’ll see who’s correct when the movie is released.

          • SAMURAI36

            That’s not a slo-mo effect. The energy is cascading off her bracelets way too fast.

      • SAMURAI36

        Nope, in the trailer, she is clearly seen hovering at 2:02 of the trailer.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q8fG0TtVAY

        Also, what you refer to as a “jump”, you can also see her “arching” in her motion, which is not capable if she were merely jumping. It’s the same thing we see 3:07 in the flight sequence of MOS.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlINHSnUx9k

        Further, in the same scene (2:00), when she is up in the air, her arms are down beside her, which is a flight position. When people jump, they lift their arms upward.

      • SAMURAI36

        Also, as an issue of canon, you might like to know, that in the first trailer, Diana states that “she was brought to life by Zeus”. However, prior to the New 52, Zeus played no part in Diana’s creation.

        So it’s clear that the movie will be adopting different aspects of WW’s history into her cinematic story.

  • unpaidpundit

    It appears that the movie features two villains. I hope one of the villains can go toe to toe with Diana in a physical fight, otherwise, their defeat might feel too easy.

    There is a scene in the trailer in which Diana appears shocked and appalled by the tragedy of the wounded soldiers. This is in character for Diana, and highlights the actual horror of WW I.

  • SAMURAI36

    I agree with this article, for the most part. I’m not convinced that the actress is Dr. Poison, though. The portrayal of the actress in question looks nothing like Dr. Poison, and in fact, resembles moreso Baroness Von Gunther than Dr. Poison.

    Also, what are your thoughts on what seems to be the flying scenes in the trailer?

    • Yeah, she certainly seems to levitate in place there. I’m going to guess that she will have a limited ability to do that, though. I.e., she won’t be able to maintain it for long. She will mostly leap like Superman did in MoS when he’s learning to fly. We saw her do this in BvS versus Doomsday.

      • SAMURAI36

        Agreed to all points. Also, people seem to think that we’ve seen the full extent of her abilities in a 10 minute fight scene in BVS. We haven’t even seen Superman’s full powerset in the first 2 films yet (no freeze breath).

        • Matias Gagliardone

          I really want to see him using the freeze breath!! Or at the very least his super breath

    • unpaidpundit

      Maybe Wonder Woman gains the power of flight by the end of the film.

      • SAMURAI36

        This is a good point as well. I’m wondering also, if part of the film takes place in the present day.

        • Oh yeah, all of the Themiscyra and WWI content is clearly a flashback from the present. I’m thinking there will likely be a prologue set in the present as well. That is, after the WWI tale concludes (Diana’s memory of it), whatever the implications or ramifications of that story for the future, specifically in JL, will be framed.

      • SAMURAI36

        Also, see my comments about WW flying at the bottom of the page.

    • Mmm, I’m gonna put my money on Doctor Poison for the female villain.

      In one analysis video of I’ve watched it is speculated that Danny Huston is playing the Duke of Deception. The Duke is a demigod, so that would work well for the final boss fight. And it saves Ares for later down the road.

      • SAMURAI36

        Wait, are you saying that Huston is playing Dr. Poison?

        • Lol, no, Elena Anaya looks to be Doctor Poison. Let me go back and edit that post!

          • SAMURAI36

            Hmm, I’m actually having second thoughts on this being Dr Poison. Looking that the scene at :58 in the trailer, I now see the resemblance.

          • And she is working with poison gas there as well.

  • unpaidpundit

    I would think that Steve Trevor would want to “win” the war, not just “end” it.

    • towblerone

      ugh

    • SAMURAI36

      I dunno, I think people of peace would want to end a war, without additional conflict.

  • SAMURAI36

    So, who/what is that at 1:54 that WW is slamming down with her lasso?

    • Danny Huston’s character probably. As far as I can see it isn’t really possible to make out who it is, but several analysis videos state that it is him.

  • Neuromancer

    See DC needs to stick to their distinct visual style, that just looks like grey thanos.

    In the future they really need to look to their comics for inspiration.