Villain for Justice League movie uncovered?
Has the identity of the antagonist in forthcoming superhero mash-up Justice League been revealed?
Warning: inevitably, there may well be spoilers ahead, if this story is confirmed as true.
Latino Review has a strong track record of breaking exclusives relating to comic book movies, so it's certainly worth paying attention when it's the first to report stories relating to the genre. Such as this one: it seems the site may have uncovered the identity of the villain in 2015's planned Justice League movie.
Of course, given the nature of the roster of heroes at DC's disposal (Batman and Superman, for starters) a formidable villain for their maiden big screen outing together is an absolute must, and it looks as though DC has sttledon Darkseid, who is essentially a god. The ruler of the planet Apokolips, Darkseid is regarded as one of the greatest threats in the DC Universe.
Cynics would argue that DC having its heroes face off against a god bears more than a slight similarity to The Avengers going up against Thanos in The Avengers 2, which is planned for release in the same summer as Justice League. Yet it's far too early to call either film. Until a director and cast starts to come together for Justice League, it'll still inevitably feel like it's chasing The Avengers' coattails. But you never know - it may yet be a decent film...