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While Marvel's production machine is in full swing on a number of Phase 2 projects, DC has seemed content with baby steps toward their epic superhero team-up 'The Justice League.' Today, however, a major component of the film appears to finally be in place. As we all know, superhero movies are as much defined by their villain as they are by their protagonists. We've therefore been waiting patiently to hear which baddie from the DC canon would be taking on the League. Now it looks like it'll be none other than Darkseid. Darkseid, a malevolent god and king of Apokolips, is one of the most powerful characters in the DC universe, and has often tangled with The Justice League and Superman individually in the comics. Reports indicate that Warner Brothers is aiming to get 'Justice League' into theaters by 2015; placing it possibly in direct contention with 'Avengers 2.'
This seems a suitable choice as far as I'm concerned. The difficult thing with any superhero team is that the villain chosen must pose a great enough threat to our planet in order to warrant the assembling of that much concentrated power. Darkseid is precisely the kind of threat that, like Loki and the Chitauri in 'The Avengers,' would prompt the forming of a union of heroes to protect the Earth. All that being said, I would highly advise taking this news with a grain of salt. It's not the official word from Warner Brothers, and the site that broke the story tends to be wrong as often as they are right. But for argument sake, let's say it is true. I am intrigued to see what the filmic version of Darkseid might look like. Would they be able to do any of that practically or would we be forced to suffer through an entirely digital Darkseid? Given that Warner Brothers gave the CG Green Lantern the green light, I think it's a very real concern. Hopefully they'll find a way to blend actor performance with digital technology and make Darkseid as imposing in the movie as he is in the comics.
What do you guys think? Is Darkseid the right choice for the 'Justice League' villain?
Source: Latino Review