Earlier last year, we found out Ciaran Hinds known for his role in Game of Thrones was cast as Steppenwolf in Justice League. It was revealed that the actor filmed for the role in motion capture suit.
Recently, Hinds confirmed his casting in the movie during an interview with The Independent. Moreover, he also speculated that one of his movies from the past could be the reason why he landed the supervillain role.
Hinds believes that his role as King Lot in the1981 film Excalibur might have played a role in Zack Snyder’s choice to star him as Steppenwolf. Here is what he had to say.
“They were great fans of Excalibur, Zack and his team. Maybe that’s how I got the role [in Justice League]! Who knows?,” said Hinds. “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 spoke about wearing motion capture suit for the filming of his role in Justice League. Furthermore, he also confirmed that the movie will only use his eyes and mouth and use CGI to develop his physical structure.
“Basically they’re going to construct something, digitally, and then they will use my eyes and mouth,” he said.
It is certainly a sensible move by Warner Bros. as Steppenwolf is known for his overwhelming physique like the Man of Steel. Furthermore, his character is an alien from a distant planet, It might have required unique traits that are better achievable via CGI.
By far, we haven’t learned much about Steppenwolf. But Hinds has dropped some details on his character and revealed his relationship with Darkseid. “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.
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