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Ciaran Hinds will play Justice League villain Steppenwolf
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Ciaran Hinds will play Justice League villain Steppenwolf

Ciaran Hinds, best known for his roles in There Will Be Blood and Frozen, will portray Steppenwolf, the villain in Justice League

The movie, which unites Ben Affleck's Batman, Henry Cavill's Superman, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher's Cyborg, Ezra Miller's The Flash and Jason Momoa's Aquaman.

Steppenwolf is an immortal with superhuman strength, speed and stamina who commands an army of parademons. Hinds was not involved in the film's on-set production, but is completing the role in post-production, in the same manner as Josh Brolin did when he portrayed Thanos in Avengers: Age Of Ultron

In the movie Steppenwolf is charged with hunting down the three Mother Boxes on Earth; located in Atlantis, Themyscira, and one that is now a part of the character Cyborg. 

Justice League will open in cinemas on November 17th in 2017 with the second instalment set to follow two years later

The full synopsis for the movie is as follows: "Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat."

It continues: "But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes——it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions. Directed by Zack Snyder, this marks the big screen debut of the Justice League, featuring an all-star lineup: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher."

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is out now on DVD. You can read our review of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice here and order the movie, including a Blu-Ray Steelbook exclusive to hmv, here in hmv's online store.  


Head over to the DC Comics news hub for the latest film trailers and insight into upcoming releases.

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