Even though he's the Big Bad of one of the biggest films of the year, we haven't really seen anything at all of Steppenwolf from Justice League. The villain hasn't shown up in any promotional material thus far with only LEGO's able to satiate the fan hunger. We all assumed that Steppenwolf looked like a monster thanks to a certain deleted scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but that may not be the case. Look at this action figure that was discovered depicting a shockingly human looking Steppenwolf.
Toys: the source of all spoilers. Warner Bros. and DC Films have yet to officially reveal the look of Steppenwolf from the upcoming Justice League, but fans might get their first look at the character thanks to a new action figure. Discovered by Batman-News, the Steppenwolf action comes paired up with Batman in a single package and it reveals that Steppenwolf doesn't look like the monster many of us assumed. This Steppenwolf is fairly in line with how he looks in the comics: a human-like figure in medieval armor with a horned helmet. He's even got some facial hair too!
While action figures are not always perfect representations of their source material (last time I checked, Spider-Man didn't have a jet-ski), this looks like a fairly movie accurate toy judging by the Batman figure. The action figure pack was apparently found in a California Kmart.
The appearance of Steppenwolf is no doubt surprising to many fans. In the released deleted scene from Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, an alien figure is shown speaking to Lex Luthor. That alien had a horned head that captured the image of Steppenwolf's helmet and with the reveal that Steppenwolf was the villain, many thought this creature was, in fact, said villain. That no longer seems to be the case, unless Steppenwolf can transform into this more monstrous form. Ciarán Hinds was cast as the villain in Justice League, a performance that he said was mostly motion capture. So, Steppenwolf will still be a CGI creation but now he'll apparently resemble more of a human.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder and will feature the first ever live-action appearance of DC Comics iconic super-team. The film follows Batman as he assembles a team of metahumans to combat a coming threat to Earth, which is seeking three hidden Mother Boxes for nefarious purposes. There will likely be lots to look forward to from the movie at San Diego Comic-Con later this month, and I'd wager that's when we'll get our first footage of Steppenwolf.
Justice League is set to release in theaters on November 17, 2017. To learn more about the film make sure to check out what we know so far about Justice League.