‘Justice League’ casting rumor – Jeff Bridges to play Darkseid
Yesterday it was reported in an interview with French film magazine, Studio Cine Live, that the villain Ares would be in the upcoming Wonder Woman film. That has not yet been confirmed by Director Patty Jenkins or Warner Bros. A new rumor floating around the internet is that distinguished actor and some times musician, Jeff Bridges is in talks with Warner Bros. to play the iconic DC villain Darkseid. As of right now this is merely a rumor but if true this would be another home run casting job by WB and DC. Jeff is no stranger to playing the ‘bad guy’ in a comic book film. He played the lead villain in Marvel’s 2008 Iron Man film as Obadiah Stane/Iron Monger. Jeff has a strong voice to play what would surely be a motion captured villain. Darkseid in the animated series was voiced by veteran actor and voice actor, Michael Ironside (Total Recall). Darkseid is a very intimidating villain and he would need a strong and menacing voice. We do know that the main villain for Justice League will be Steppenwolf who is voiced by Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones). Also making an appearance in the film is the mercenary Slade Wilson who is better known as Deathstroke (Joe Manganiello).
If Darkseid does make an appearance then it would most likely be a post credit scene or a very brief cameo to introduce the villain. No details have been released on whether or not Steppenwolf is working with Darkseid or has his own agenda. In the comics Steppenwolf is a member of Darkseid’s Elite and commands the Apokolips military. We do know that Darkseid exists in the DCEU as we have seen his Omega symbol in last years Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Whether or not Jeff is playing Darkseid remains to be seen but I for one think Jeff would be a great fit in the DCEU. I have always been a supporter of Javier Bardem playing Darkseid but I would support Jeff to the fullest. I am sure we will know in a few weeks if this casting rumor is true or false but we at MFST like to have fun and its always nice to speculate. Would Jeff Bridges be a good fit or would you want someone else cast as Darkseid? Please comment below or you can contact me on Twitter @manofsteel37013.
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Justice League comes to theaters on November 17, 2017
Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), the Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) unite to battle the evil Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds).
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