Darkseid will be in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. And we now have knowledge of who will portray the villain, according to Comic Book.

Ray Porter (Argo) will play the character in the “Snyder Cut”. He was originally the antagonist in that version of the film.

The actor made the revelation Friday evening in a tweet.

“That said, and because I’ve been given permission … Hi, I’m Ray. I played Darkseid in Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” Porter said. “There. It’s out now.”

Darkseid has perpetually figured into Snyder’s cut. But the villain was completely cut out of another version — the theatrical one. Rather, Darkseid’s assistant Steppenwolf was the primary antagonist of the film.

Actually, Darkseid first murders Lois Lane (Amy Adams) in Snyder’s initial design for the DC Extended Universe.

That laid the groundwork for the Knightmare scene viewed in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

“The truth is that the ‘Knightmare Sequence’ in this movie, it was my idea that all of that would eventually be explained – is that a surprise? And that we would end up in the distant future where Darkseid has taken over Earth, and where Superman has succumbed to the Anti-Life (Equation),” Snyder stated. “There were a few members of the Justice League that survived to that world, and that they were fighting, Batman and a broken half of Cyborg – there’s only half of him because of whatever happened – they were working on an equation to jump back to tell Bruce … those were the things that we were dealing with. And the studio, they were still sort of into the big look, but the deep depth about how and why everyone was mad at each other …”

In the scene, Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) goes back in time. He does it to alert Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) to do anything he can to preserve Lane’s life.

With Lane passed away, Superman (Henry Cavill) challenges conventions and works as a Darkseid operative.

“Because Lois – and it’s in the Justice League teaser; it wasn’t in the movie, apparently … it’s this line where Bruce says, ‘I was right here, and Barry Allen came to me and he said ‘Lois Lane is the key,'” Snyder added. “And then (Wonder Woman) goes, ‘She is to Superman; every heart has one.’ And he goes, ‘I think it’s something more, something darker.’ And what it means is that the thing that was darker was all about if Lois died, Superman would succumb to the Anti-Life, right? And Superman knew that somehow it was Bruce’s responsibility to protect Lois, he would’ve been mad at him in this movie, and that’s why he says, ‘She was my world, and you took her from me.”

HBO Max begins May 27. Zack Snyder’s Justice League is set to come out on HBO Max sometime next year.

Source: Comic Book