With production well under way on director Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, there still isn't much we know about the story, except that it will feature the long-awaited big-screen pairing of Superman (Henry Cavill) and Batman (Ben Affleck), and that it will help set the table for the long-awaited Justice League ensemble.
Naturally, we know even less about Justice League, but a new report reveals that the iconic DC villain Darkseid won't be making an appearance until Justice League 2. Here's a portion from Badass Digest's story, which largely deals with the identity of Peter Quill's (Chris Pratt) father in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, before revealing the Darkseid news.
"A geeky side-note: it would be amazing if the Eternals, a really lesser-known part of the Marvel Universe, made it to the big screen before the New Gods, DC's pantheon of cosmic beings. Jack Kirby created both, but he created the Eternals only after his Fourth World Saga at DC had been canceled. Thanos himself is more or less a knock-off of Kirby's Darkseid, and The Eternals picked up a lot of the thematic concerns Kirby had in his New Gods books. My sources tell me not to expect Darkseid in the DC movieverse until Justice League 2, so that means a Guardians 2 in 2017 would definitely have the Eternals beating the New Gods to big screens."
Darkseid made his comic book debut in November 1970 in DC Comics' Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #134. Considered one of the most powerful DC villains, the character was rumored last month to be included in the first Justice League ensemble, alongside Martian Manhunter and Max Lord, when an agency casting grid surfaced that featured all three characters.