Despite the fact that Warner Bros. is yet to officially announce Justice League, there’s been a tonne of speculation these past few months over the proposed DC Comics superhero ensemble. However, while much of the talk has centred on proposed directors for the epic team-up, the folks at Latino Review are reporting that they’ve uncovered the identity of the main villain, with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and company said to be going up against the supreme ruler of Apokolips, Darkseid.
Created by the legendary Jack Kirby, Darkseid made his first comic book appearance in Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 back in 1970 and has subsequently featured in numerous animated DC offerings, including Super Friends, Superman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Young Justice, as well as the direct-to-video animated feature Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. He also appeared in live action form as the main antagonist in the tenth and final season of Smallville.
The script for Justice League has been penned by Will Beall (Gangster Squad) and the film is expected to arrive in cinemas in 2015, where it will go toe-to-toe with Marvel’s The Avengers 2, which is due for release on May 1st, 2015.