Game of Thrones star Ciaran Hinds has been confirmed as the official cast for Steppenwolf – the main villain – in the upcoming Justice League movie.
Hinds confirmed the role during an interview with The Independent. Hinds even attributes his old 1981 movie Excalibur as to how he possibly got the role.
“They were great fans of Excalibur, Zack and his team. Maybe that’s how I got the role [in Justice League]! Who knows?,” Hinds speculated. “There’s a bit when they’re walking in Gotham City and suddenly on a marquee of a cinema you see Excalibur playing.” Then there was the moment Superman is impaled by a large spear. “That’s exactly what happened in Excalibur, with Nigel Terry [who played King Arthur] pierced by Mordred.”
Hinds also confirmed that he provided motion capture for Steppenwolf, meaning he’ll be mostly CGI except for his eyes and mouth.
“Basically they’re going to construct something, digitally, and then they will use my eyes and mouth,” he said.
As to some tease or possible details about Steppenwolf’s role in Justice League, Hinds added.
“He’s old, tired, still trying to get out of his own enslavement to Darkseid, [but] he has to keep on this line to try and take over worlds,” he revealed.
Catch Ciaran Hinds Steppenwolf bring his army or parademons to try and conquer earth in Justice League on November 17.