Yesterday I posted about who is going to be the main villain in the Justice League Part 1 movie. Now Heroic Hollywood has a scoop about Darkseid’s involvement in the film. Read on below for details.
Similar to how the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building to the two-part Infinity Wars films with Thanos as the big bad, DC has it’s own big baddie in Darkseid. Since that picture showing Batman overlooking a desert with the omega symbol fans were a bit disappointed that it looked as though Darkseid would be facing off against the Justice League so soon. Where do you go from there? It turns out that’s not the case and Steppenwolf and his army of parademons will be the ones to threaten earth in Part 1. However, Steppenwolf and Darkseid are connected in the comics so is there a chance we’ll still see him, albeit in a cameo, in part 1? Here’s what Heroic Hollywood had to say:
“Devin also had thew following to say about Darkseid.
‘Darkseid is a presence in the movie, and fully appears at the end of the film, but don’t expect him to do much.’
That is true as well but according to my sources, we see Darkseid in the beginning of the film in a flashback sequence. WARNING! The following might be considered spoilerish. Also the script is being rewritten daily on set and the following is subject to change or can even be deleted.
Around 30,000 years ago, the Amazonians, the Atlanteans, and Man successfully fought off Darkseid here on Earth. He left three motherboxes behind and that folks is what Steppenwolf is after in Justice League: Part One. That is pretty much your plot. You can see Steppenwolf and the three motherboxes in the deleted “Communion” scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We embedded it for you below.”
Two things to take away from that statement. Firstly, it looks like the plot for Part 1 will focus on Steppenwolf returning to earth with his forces to retrieve the motherboxes that Darkseid left behind. What is a mother box and why would Steppenwolf travel across the galaxy to retrieve them?
“Mother Boxes are created by New Genesian scientist Himon and generally thought to be sentient, miniaturized, portable supercomputers, although their true nature and origins are unknown.They possess wondrous powers and abilities not understood even by their users, the Gods of New Genesis. These range from teleportation (they can summon Boom Tubes) to energy manipulation and have been seen healing the injured” (Wikipedia)
The second thing of note here is that the film could be starting out with a Lord of the Rings type opening showing the Amazonians, the Atlanteans, and Man fighting against Darkseid. That sounds pretty epic. Does this mean that Wonder Woman would have fought against Darkseid previously or was she not involved in that battle? None of this has been confirmed or denied by Warner Bros. yet so take these rumors with a grain of salt.
What do you think about the tidbits that have been leaked about Justice League Part 1 thus far? The film is set to arrive in US theaters November 17, 2017.