There’s nothing official about this one and don’t be surprised if it turns out to be completely wrong, but the guys over at Latino Review say they knows somebody who’s gotten their hands on a few pages of Will Beall’s Justice League script, and that they now know who the villain is.
They say that the villain will be Darkseid, the supreme monarch of the planet Apokolips. Although he isn’t that well known to the general public, it’s said he’s the greatest threat to the DC Universe.
Here’s his official description: ‘Darkseid is the ruler of Apokolips and Darkseid’s Elite and was a major player in the cosmic war that was the Final Crisis. Unto the hell that is Apokolips came Darkseid, malice personified, a merciless tyrant who demanded unwavering devotion and abject fear from all his subjects. A being of unparalleled strength, Darkseid nevertheless preferred not to sully his gloves with combat unless provoked to action. His eyes emitted the formidable Omega Sanction, ray beams that could disintegrate, teleport, or resurrect depending on the dread lord’s wishes. His sole mission in life was to find and gain control over the Anti-Life Equation which would give him the means to usurp all free will in the sentient universe. Darkseid first appeared in Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen #134 (December, 1970), and was created by Jack Kirby.’
He doesn’t sound very nice, does he? He’s certainly the sort of bad guy who’d need a team of superheroes to defeat him. We don’t know exactly which heroes will be featured in the movie, although Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are fairly certain bets. However some have already suggested that Darkseid is too similar to Avengers 2 villain Thanos, although Beall’s script may be able to differentiate him completely.
At this time, Justice League does not have a set director or any cast members lined up. Warner Bros. is waiting see how well Man of Steel does next summer, before moving full steam ahead on Justice League, which is scheduled for the summer of 2015 (the same summer as The Avengers 2 arrives in cinemas).