Ray Porter Hopes to Play Darkseid in Future Films
We’re still a long ways off from seeing Zack Snyder’s Justice League, but there already exists speculation about Zack Snyder’s Justice League Part II. Well, Ray Porter, who plays Darkseid in Snyder’s cut, has stoked the flames somewhat during an interview with Greek House Show in which the actor expressed his desire to return as the series’ big bad in future films.
“I hope so. I would like that,” Porter said when asked if he will come back. “I would love to see that, and obviously I would hope that whoever does that will have me along for the ride. Yeah, I would love to see a continuation of it. And honestly, I personally would love to see a continuation of Zack’s story. So yes, I really hope so. That would be great. I’ve not heard anything about it, but you know. Hope.”
There are quite a few ways to read this quote. We can deduce that the upcoming Justice League is indeed a one off that will, for whatever reason, tease future movies via cool cameos for heroes such as Green Lantern and Martian Manhunter, kill off Steppenwolf and end with the members of the newly formed Justice League staring down Darkseid via a Boom Tube — an ending that would seem relatively anticlimactic without a follow up. Or, the man just dropped a massive hint that there is indeed plenty of story left to tell and Zack Snyder’s Justice League is merely a setup to Snyder’s planned universe.
Or, maybe he doesn’t know a damned thing. Either way, it’s fun to speculate.
Fueled by the hero’s restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Justice League sees Bruce Wayne enlist 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, which features a screenplay from Chris Terrio from a story by Snyder and Terrio, stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, with J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.
It was revealed at DC FanDome that the movie will release on HBO Max in 2021 by being broken up into four one-hour parts that will also be released as one four-hour film.
Released in November 2017, the film earned mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike, praising the action and performances from Gadot and Miller while criticizing every other aspect of the film, namely the inconsistent tone that many fault Joss Whedon (The Avengers) for after taking over directorial duties from Snyder. With a large budget of $300 million and a break-even point of $750 million, the film is considered a box office bomb having grossed only $658 million.