Steppenwolf will make his live-action debut in Justice League on November, 17. (Yes, we know he appeared in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in the Ultimate Edition.) DC has been pretty mum on what we can expect from Justice League especially the new threat the League will face in Steppenwolf. We wanted to get an idea of just who Steppenwolf is and how he might play a role in Justice League.

In order to get an expert opinion we visited Flashback: Comics in Woodbridge, Virginia to pick store manager Troy David’s brain about Steppenwolf.

Troy breaks down who Steppenwolf is, what his role is in the comics and how it evolved over time, and how Steppenwolf was used in other DC media especially in their animated universe including Superman: The Animated Series as well as Justice League and Justice League Unlimited in this exclusive video.


Official Synopsis

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Actor Ciarán Hinds will portray Steppenwolf in Justice League which hits theaters on November 17, 2017. He will be joined by Ben Affleck (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman/Diana Prince), Henry Cavill (Superman/Clark Kent), Jason Momoa (Aquaman/Arthur Curry), Ray Fisher (Cyborg/Victor Stone), Ezra Miller (The Flash/Barry Allen), Amber Heard (Mera), Connie Hielsen (Queen Hippolyta), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Robin Wright (Antiope), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), J.K. Simmons (Commissioner Gordon), Kiersey Clemons (Iris West), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), and Billy Crudup (Henry Allen).