Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League was recently confirmed to exist, and we’ve previously learned that Darkseid had a big role in the over 2 hours of missing footage, but we now know who Snyder cast to play the role of the Lord of Apokolips.
In the year and a half since Justice League‘s botched release, fans have clambered for the long-rumored Snyder Cut of the film featuring Zack Snyder’s original vision. Just recently, new rumors of fully filmed scenes featuring Darkseid broke via The Exiles Network. According to the site, Zack Snyder cast actor Ray Porter as Darkseid in his version of Justice League. Now, Snyder has seemingly confirmed the report on the social media platform Vero, as seen in the post below.
With an actor like Ciarán Hinds cast as Steppenwolf, it’s surprising Snyder wouldn’t have looked for a bigger name for Darkseid as well, presuming he even had any dialogue. The big bad took more of a background role in Justice League including a confrontation with Ares during the history lesson flashback, similar to Sauron’s depiction in The Fellowship of the Ring, so there may not have been a need to cast a known actor just yet.
Still, it’s not clear if any of Darkseid’s scenes required dialogue and the actor’s only reaction to the news is that he has to honor his non-disclosure agreement, so it may not be until an eventual release of the Snyder Cut that we know his full participation.