Warning: this article contains a spoiler for Justice League.
Since Justice League opens with a prologue sequence set in the distant past, it isn’t surprising to hear that a couple of “ancient” DC characters are appearing in the big battle. But careful-eyed fans might just notice that Zeus, who is Wonder Woman’s father in this continuity, is taking up a fight with Steppenwolf.
During the big brawl between the Human/Atlantean/Amazonian armies for the fate of Earth that’s been teased, there’s a shot of a figure leading an attack on Steppenwolf. The figure, which looks a lot like he’s shooting lightning from his arm, can be seen below:
From the looks of things, it seems as though this could be Zeus preparing an attack on Steppenwolf – something which would potentially be strong enough to repel the New God and ultimately halt the invasion.
The full clip can be watched below, alongside a character profile for Cyborg.
Justice League unites on November 17, 2017. The superhero epic features a cast that includes Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne (Batman), Henry Cavill as Kal-El/Clark Kent (Superman), Gal Gadot as Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa as Orin/Arthur Curry (Aquaman), Ezra Miller as Barry Allen (The Flash), Ray Fisher as Victor Stone (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, J. K. Simmons as Commissioner James ‘Jim’ Gordon, Joe Morton as Dr. Silas Stone, Amber Heard as Mera, Julian Lewis Jones as King Atlan, Billy Crudup as Dr. Henry Allen, and Kiersey Clemons as Iris West. Michael McElhatton is also in the movie in an unspecified role.
6 R-Rated Comic Book Movies Audiences Deserve
Logan and Deadpool have shown studios that R-Rated superhero movies can succeed. Sure, Watchmen and 300 kind of proved that same point in 2009, but now both Marvel and DC have said R-Rated movies are a possibility. Audiences are tired of so many comic book movies featuring similar plots, so opening more projects to the potential of being R-Rated makes it possible that different, mature stories can be told.
Some characters, like Superman and Spider-Man, should never receive the R-Rated treatment. If a character is defined by a sense of hope or optimism instead of a dark, gritty core that grounds all their actions, then a R-Rated movie likely won’t work.
Hit Next to find out more about six comic book movies that should be R-Rated!