New concept art from the Snyder Cut of Justice League gives Darkseid an intense close-up.
After years of rallying from passionate fans, we finally got a chance to see the Snyder Cut of Justice League, which was for the most part a solid representation of director Zack Snyder’s original vision for the superhero team-up film. The 4-hour Snyder Cut featured elements that were completely omitted from the 2017 release, including the presence of one Darkseid (Ray Porter).
The Snyder Cut gave fans our first live-action interpretation of Darkseid, whose physical presence coupled with Ray Porter’s intimidating voice performance left fans wanting more from this take on the legendary DC Comics villain. Fans wanting to see some of the remarkable work from the artists on Justice League are in luck, with concept artist and creature designer Jerad S. Marantz revealing an unfinished, but still intense and detailed close-up of Darkseid.
You can check out Marantz’s Darkseid concept art from the Snyder Cut down below:
In the Snyder Cut, Darkseid was set up to be the ultimate antagonist for the Justice League to face off against in Zack Snyder’s proposed sequels. The character was also expected to appear in the now-shelved New Gods film from writer/director Ava DuVernay (Selma; When They See Us).
What do you think of Marantz’s concept art of Darkseid from the Snyder Cut? Would you like to see more of Darkseid in the future of the DC Extended Universe? Sound off in the comments below.
Here is the synopsis for the Snyder Cut:
“In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.”
The Snyder Cut stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, JK Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
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