Though we still don’t know if Ava DuVernay’s New Gods, which is set to feature Darkseid and the Female Furies, will directly connect to the DCEU, we do know that Darkseid was a part of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. And now the actor who was cast as Darkseid has officially confirmed he played the role.
Ray Porter (Justified, Argo), after being given the “all clear,” took to Twitter and introduced himself as the man who was/will be DC supervillain Darkseid.
That said, and because I’ve been given permission…
Hi, I’m Ray. I played Darkseid in Zack Snyder’s “Justice League”.
There. It’s out now.
— Ray Porter (@Ray__Porter) May 22, 2020
In Snyder’s cut, which is set to stream on HBO Max in 2021 (after close to $30 million is spent completing it), Darkseid is said to have appeared at the beginning and end of the film – during the expository “History” part and then in the final scenes following villain Steppenwolf’s demise.
Porter teased his Darkseid role last summer ahead of Comic-Con by giving fans a sneak peek (listen?) at his Darkseid voice during a quick “Release the Snyder Cut” promotional video…
— Screen Rant (@screenrant) June 19, 2019
If you’re looking for a deep dive into what the Snyder Cut is, or how the “Release the Snyder Cut” movement began, check out our full Snyder Cut explainer.