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Ciarán Hinds Talks JUSTICE LEAGUE’S Steppenwolf

Ciarán Hinds Talks JUSTICE LEAGUE’S Steppenwolf

Splashstics, with Justice League creeping up on the horizon, we turn our attention toward the film’s villain. Darkseid? No, apparently that’s something that they’re working toward. Why? I have no idea. Perhaps they aren’t aware that Marvel has been building toward Thanos for the past five years. Either way, Steppenwolf will be the villain for this November’s superhero team-up film.

Who is Steppenwolf?

Steppenwolf is an immortal with superhuman strength, speed and stamina appropriate to his race. He is an experienced military leader, having served as the head of Apokolips’s armed forces, and when going into battle personally often commands units of the dog cavalry – warriors riding enormous dogs, for the carnage and mass deaths he causes when he leads forces. Steppenwolf wields several weapons, including a cable-snare in which he can entrap opponents and from which he can fire lethal radion beams. His main weapon is his electro-axe. He is a master swordsman and a formidable hand-to-hand combatant.

Steppenwolf will be played by Irish actor Ciarán Hinds. Hinds did not actually meet any of the other cast while they were filming, which may shock some of you. But, in the age of CGI, that’s really not earth-shattering news, is it? Here’s what the action figure of the character looks like, in case you missed our post yesterday (which has some fans very excited):

Hinds had this to say to The Michael Ball Show regarding his character Steppenwolf;

“I’m not in costume. I didn’t even have a costume when I was doing it. It’s all done in motion capture. So basically they stick a helmet on your head, they put two cameras around, and they capture all your expressions, facial expressions. So basically, they’re going to concoct some kind of construction and they will use my facial expressions – eyes, mouth, voice – they’ll turn into this murderous, avenging Steppenwolf from the planet Apokolips, apparently. Who’s bent on Hell on Earth.”

Regarding not meeting the rest of the Justice League cast;

“No, I don’t know whether they’re all afraid to come and meet me. Because it’s imaginary, you do it with green screen… That was another challenge, you could say, yeah. But it was quite fun. And they’re very encouraging in what you do, suggesting ‘Over here, look over there, imagine that, do this here, they’re coming at you now.'”

Well, Hinds is an actor who commands our attention onscreen so I have a feeling his Steppenwolf will be interesting. Admittedly, expectations are low. But, the good news is it won’t take much to impress me. How do you feel about the look of Steppenwolf?

Are you upset that he’ll be mostly CGI, or were you hoping for a bit of realism? Let us know in the comments.

Justice League will hit theaters November 17, 2017.

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Tyler Richardson

Tyler resides in Brooklyn, NY but was raised in Northern Virginia, where trees are. He's a freelance writer, burrito enthusiast, and stand-up comedian. Tyler loves writing about horror movies, comic book films, and is a proud fan of Pauly Shore's body of work.

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