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While the DC Extended Universe is still very much in its infancy, the studio has ramped up production in order to compete with its Marvel competitors. And with Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman providing the shared universe with its first critical darling, there seems to finally be some positive momentum going on in the DCEU. The next installment is perhaps the most anticipated film yet, as Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon's Justice League will bring together the titular team to battle an onslaught from Steppenwolf. And the villain isn't coming alone- he's got an army of parademons, and now we can see our most detailed looked at the chronies through some concept art. Check it out.
Well, those guy don't look like any fun to deal with. This concept art from Patrick Tatopoulos gives us our more clear look at the parademons yet, and they're an ugly bunch. Let's break down what we're being shown.
The parademons are pretty scary looking, while also having aspects of steam punk that no doubt influenced their design. Because while the creatures have razor sharp teeth and insect-like wings, they're also rocking some more human-esque gear. They appear to be wearing goggles (way to steal Batman's Justice League look, guys), and also appear to be armored. While it originally appeared that their torso may be armor that grows out of their skin, it now looks like they're actually constructing and wearing suits during their battles. In fact, you can see some tubes attached to their abdominal area.
This new design is actually a bit different than the parademons that we were introduced to in Batman's nightmare from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Specifically, the cronies in that vision had glowing red eyes, although they may end up showing up if the red was actually just a different set of goggles. There are sure to be a ton of these guys being battled by the Justice League, so I'm sure we'll see a few variations of the parademons when the film finally hits theaters.
Justice League has been keeping its contents pretty well guarded, with just vague battle scenes making up the few trailers that have been made public. We've yet to see any footage of Steppenwolf in action, forcing the fandom to settle on quick shots of the League kicking parademon ass. Henry Cavill's Superman has also been noticeably absent from the marketing campaign, with many wondering if we might meet a villainous Kal-El when he eventually rises from the grave. One thing is clear, he won't be rocking a mustache when he eventually shows up.