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 Comics 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.
Justice League unites on November 17, 2017. The Warner Bros. 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.