According to a new report, actor Peter Guinness was cast as Darkseid’s servant DeSaad in Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League.
Iconic DC villain Darkseid was originally set to make his DC Extended Universe debut in Justice League before Zack Snyder’s exit from the project resulted in significant alterations to the film. Earlier this year, Zack Snyder confirmed that DeSaad, one of Darkseid’s most well-known underlings, was also set to be included in his cut of Justice League.
Now, The Exiles Networks reports that a source to the production of Zack Snyder’s Justice League stated Peter Guinness was set to provide the voice of DeSaad. Ray Porter, who provided the voice of Darkseid in Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League, seemingly confirmed the report of Peter Guinness being cast as DeSaad in a social media post praising the actor.
Previously, in a comment on Instagram, Nick McKinless revealed that there was apparently an entire fight sequence between Ares and a younger Darkseid when he first invaded Earth in the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League. The actor has been cast to portray Ares in the sequence and said he trained for four months to get in proper shape for the now uncredited role.
Darkseid almost played a larger role in the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League and subsequent DC Extended Universe films. However, after Joss Whedon assumed directorial duties during post-production and oversaw extensive re-shoots for Justice League, Darkseid was removed from the theatrical cut and Warner Bros. reassessed their plans for future DCEU films following the underwhelming reviews and box office gross of the film.
Zack Snyder’s original 5 movie-arc for the DCEU was said to include events like the murder of Lois Lane along with half the Justice League and Darkseid taking control of the heartbroken Superman with the Anti-Life Equation.
Here is the official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Justice League:
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. Stay tuned for the latest news on Zack Snyder and the future of the DC Extended Universe!
Source: The Film Exiles Network