Steppenwolf gets an updated design for the fan edited cut of Justice League called the Black Suit Edition.
If you thought Steppenwolf wasn’t even the least bit menacing in Justice League, then this post is for you. Steppenwolf is widely regarded as one of, if not the most forgettable villains in the DCEU. Although Ciarán Hinds’ voice portrayal received some praise among fans, many felt that the character was not that menacing of a villain – much of which can be attributed to his design, which some felt was not threatening for a villain that the Justice League needed to take on to save the world.
Thankfully, the “Black Suit Edition” alters Steppenwolf’s design, giving him a look that seems to fit closer with the aesthetic established by Zack Snyder in his films Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. You can check out the alternate design for Steppenwolf down below:
— Chris Dawson (@CDawsonAuthor) October 28, 2019
Justice League was primarily directed by Zack Snyder in 2016 right after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hit theaters. But after the negative critical reception to that film, the script was updated to add more humor and lightheartedness as opposed to the more dreary tone adopted from the previous two films. Zack Snyder departed from the project following the death of his adopted daughter and Avengers director Joss Whedon came in to oversee reshoots and post-production on the film.
Justice League underwhelmed many fans of the DCEU, particularly those who enjoyed Zack Snyder’s take on the lore of DC Comics. Among the many criticisms levied at the film from both critics and fans, Steppenwolf was widely regarded as an insignificant, forgettable villain with a bland CGI design. Based on the replies off of Dawson’s tweet above, it appears that some fans prefer the “Black Suit Edition” design of Steppenwolf, seeing it as a more menacing take on an otherwise forgettable villain.
Ciarán Hinds’ Steppenwolf was featured in 2017’s Justice League. Here is the synopsis:
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.
Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Ciaran Hinds as Steppenwolf, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Amber Heard as Mera, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.
Justice League is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital HD. Stay tuned for the latest news on the future of DC Comics on the big screen.
Source: Chris Dawson
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.