‘Justice League’: ‘Game Of Thrones’ King Of The Wildlings To Portray Steppenwolf [Video]By Noi Ramirez, UniversityHerald Reporter
"Justice League" has found its resident bad guy in "Game of Thrones" star Ciaran Hinds who will portray Steppenwolf.
Hinds portrayed King of the Wildlings, Mance Rayder in the highly acclaimed HBO epic, "Game of Thrones." He was also in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" where he played Aberforth Dumbledore, according to IGN. Initial rumors that surfaced were that another "Game of Thrones" actor would play Steppenwolf in "Justice League," actor Charles Dance who played Tywin Lannister in the hit series, as reported by Cinema Blend.
Filming for "Justice League" just recently wrapped up where Hinds shot his scenes as Steppenwolf via motion capture. The character is from an alien planet much like Thanos, which was portrayed by Josh Brolin in "Avengers: Infinity War," TheWrap reported. However, unlike Hinds, Brolin shot his scenes via performance capture.
Steppenwolf was first glimpsed in a deleted scene from "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice," where Lex Luthor played by Jesse Eisenberg seems to commune with the alien via the Kryptonian ship's technology. The short scene also gave us a glimpse of the three Mother boxes that would be central in the storyline of the upcoming "Justice League" movie.
Producer Charles Roven revealed that these Mother Boxes would be in the care of the Amazonians, humankind, and the Atlanteans. Steppenwolf will be coming to Earth to seek out these Mother Boxes, which are actually supercomputers; he will need these to pave the way for the coming of Darkseid.
Sources indicated that Steppenwolf's character design has been updated for "Justice League," so we can expect changes to the CGI portrayal we saw in the deleted "Dawn of Justice" clip. "Justice League" is the fifth full featured movie hailed from the DC Extended Universe. It follows "Man of Steel," "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice," "Suicide Squad," and the upcoming "Wonder Woman."
"Justice League" will be coming to theaters on Nov. 17, 2017.