On his Instagram profile, illustrator Jerad Marantz posted new concept art showing a different look of Darkseid (Ray Porter) without his iconic armor.
In the caption, the artist also explained that the villain, still known as Uxas, would not wear his classic helmet during his invasion of planet Earth.
“This is an early take on how I created Uxas for the ‘Justice League’ Snyder Cut. I wanted to try something a little different and ceremonial. In the early versions, he did not wear his classic helmet. “
Although Snyder Cut became a hit with audiences and critics alike, most viewers questioned a scoop.
In the film, Darkseid invades Earth for thousands of years in search of the anti-life equation and is ultimately defeated when Amazonas, Green Lanterns, and Atlantes unite against him.
While waiting for answers on the mother box located on Earth, Darkseid looks surprised when the Steppe Wolf (Ciarán Hinds) tells him that the desired equation is there.
How could being almighty forget the location of an artifact he has searched for all his life? Especially since he was already at the place where the equation was hidden …
In addition, it is the search for the anti-life equation that motivated all his conquest by the universe. This is why many fans have complained about the possible slippage.
On the other hand, director Zack Snyder made a point of clarifying the question during an interview with Screen Rant.
“After being defeated he almost died on his return to Apokolips, he was bewildered. Moreover, he had been in a power struggle for thousands of years, the Earth was not the same anymore. When he regained a position of power nothing was as he once knew it and everyone who was by his side in the first invasion was already dead, he had been alone since the death of those who shared the battle with him.
So, were you convinced by the answer?
For those who have watched and haven’t figured out, the Anti-Life Equation is the most coveted mystical shard of the villainous Darkseid, an energy capable of giving its wearer the ability to restructure the multiverse as they wish.
Created by Jack Kirby in ‘Forever People’ # 5 (1971), the anti-life equation is basically made up of a literal mathematical formula that incorporates elements such as love, alienation, guilt, ambition and self-esteem.
Once deciphered, it acts by aspiring for all hope and free will from any thinking race, convincing them is not worth living.
However, the extent of his powers is beyond the capacity for human comprehension and can only be understood by the gods, as is the case with Darkseid.
As the conqueror of the world, he has been responsible for the decimation of over 100,000 universes on an arduous journey, which he defines as his life goal.
As he remains in his indefatigable conquest, the villain attempts to follow the Mother Boxes with the help of the Steppe Wolf in an attempt to add Earth to his collection of trophies.
However, the Snyder Cut shows the Steppe Wolf discovers that Earth is not only home to one of the Mother Boxes, but also holds the anti-life equation at its heart.
It is at this stage that the villain acquires a dimension much more important than in the 2017 version of the film.
In the theatrically released film, Lobo da Estepe acts as the primary antagonist, and his research is all about the kindergarten boxes, leaving his mission somewhat muddled and incomplete, without opening up any margins for possible storylines.
“Before the mighty Darkseid ascended the throne, he searched the universe for the ultimate weapon: the anti-life equation,” the Steppe Wolf explains in an excerpt. “The key to controlling all life and all willpower throughout the multiverse. He found it hidden on a primitive planet … I found the primitive planet. The world that fought back. And the earth. The anti-life equation is embedded in the surface of this same world. I saw it, I witnessed it with my own eyes.
At one point, the Cyborg (Ray Fisher) has a vision of Superman (Henry Cavill) controlled by Darkseid, which is repeated in Batman’s (Ben Affleck) nightmare …
Probably, he could be under the influence of the equation, acting as a mental slave to Darkseid, which could be explained in a sequence.
Snyder Cut makes it clear that if the director had had the opportunity to complete production on time in 2017, DCEU’s future might have been very different these days.
Discover our review of the film:
In Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’, determined to ensure that Superman’s (Henry Cavill) final sacrifice is not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) is aligning his forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an impending threat of catastrophic proportions. The task is more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face off against demons from their own past to transcend what stood in their way, allowing them to unite and ultimately form an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their terrible intentions. “.
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