Zack Snyder’s Justice League is now out on HBO Max in 2021 and it has a big change: the DC villain Darkseid (Ray Porter) has been added to the movie! Thanks to the skilled artists at Weta Digital, Darkseid is now in the flashback battle in place of Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds), who was the villain in the 2017 Justice League movie by director Joss Whedon.

Weta Digital’s Anders Langlands (Visual Effects Supervisor) and Simeon Duncombe (Animation Supervisor) break down the Darkseid battle in the Snyder Cut, explain how this Darkseid fight against the Atlanteans, humans, Amazons, Greek Gods (including Ares played by David Thelwis), and a Green Lantern is different from the Whedon Cut, and show the different visual effects and motion capture they used to make it happen.

There’s great focus on how the Snyder Cut’s R-Rating (for violence and language) allowed them to do even more in the quick battle of Darkseid vs. Green Lantern, including Darkseid almost taking the Green Lantern ring for his own. This VFX breakdown video will show some behind-the-scenes visuals at how Darkseid was pushed back by the defenders of Earth, as opposed to the Whedon version of Justice League from 2017.

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