Ray Porter, who plays Darkseid in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, has revealed how he came to be cast as the villain.
With news that Zack Snyder’s Justice League is finally going to be released next year, we have already gotten some details about the villain Darkseid. Ray Porter was cast by Snyder to play the character before his role was cut and he has now revealed how that came to be.
Speaking to The Film Exiles, Porter, an experienced narrator said: “Zack heard from somebody that I narrate audiobooks, and Zack really likes to hear his scripts. [There’s] something more immediate and something more visceral when you hear the words spoken as opposed to just sitting and reading them on the page. So I helped him, essentially narrating the scripts and some of the rewrites and things like that.
“And Zack and I get along really well. He’s an amazing guy, he and Deborah [Snyder’s wife and producer on Justice League] are both the kindest people ever. And then I got word that he wanted me to play Darkseid.”
On hearing that his role got cut he said: “It was unfortunate, it happens. It’s Hollywood. It hurt, it was sad, but I dealt with it and moved on.”
Fortunately, it seems like fans will finally get to see Darkseid and Porter’s portrayal of the character when Zack Snyder’s Justice League hits HBO Max in 2021. It will be interesting to see how his presence changes the movie.
In Justice League, 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. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League was directed by Zack Snyder and featured Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta and Robin Wright as General Antiope, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, Amber Heard as Mera, Ciaran Hinds as Steppenwolf and Ray Porter as Darkseid.