Warner Brothers is currently scurrying to put its "Justice League" film together for the summer of 2015. Currently, they don't have much locked in besides the script that's been written by Will Beale, and it's been revealed that his take on the superhero team-up will feature Darkseid as its central villain.
The rumor comes from Latino Review, who has been trustworthy especially in the comic-book movie arena during the past decade. If true, the move makes sense--in fact, it's difficult to imagine what other force from the DC Universe would be better to carry the Justice League film, at least from a villainous perspective.
Originally conceived in 1970, Darkseid has been wreaking havoc on a grand scale for the past four decades in the DC Universe. One of the New Gods (created by Jack Kirby), Darkseid is one of DC's most powerful villains, as he's gifted with an array of powers, including super-strength, invulnerability, immortality, genius-level intellect, and more.
The guy makes Superman seem quaint by comparison, so it's no surprise he's frequently clashed with the Last Son of Krypton over the years. However, he's also gone toe-to-toe with Batman and other heroes, and it's often required the combined efforts of the Justice League to repel his various attacks.
This sets up an interesting, cosmic-scaled showdown between Marvel and DC during the summer of 2015. Fans might recall that the mid-credits tag on "The Avengers" teased the introduction of Thanos, Marvel's big cosmic bad guy. DC is jumping straight into it by introducing Darkseid in its first team-up, perhaps in an attempt to go for broke.
Even more interesting is Kirby's presence here; while he only created Darkseid, that character influenced Jim Starlin's creation of Thanos, so hopefully "The King" will continue to receive his due (and the same can be said of Starlin himself, who wasn't even invited to any "Avengers" screenings earlier this year).
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