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There's a rumor circling that we will get Darkseid in 'Justice League Part-1,' but not as the main threat. According to Heroic Hollywood, the superior being will show his face at the end. Before he makes his presence known, the villain terrorizing Earth will be Steppenwolf, his uncle. These aren't guaranteed, due to the fact that we haven't heard anything from the studio, so take it lightly. Here's the venture behind Darkseid's returning to present day, Earth.

Around 30,000 years ago, the Amazonians, the Atlanteans, and Man successfully fought off Darkseid here on Earth. He left three motherboxes behind and that folks is what Steppenwolf is after in Justice League: Part One. That is pretty much your plot. You can see Steppenwolf and the three motherboxes in the deleted “Communion” scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We embedded it for you below.

Now, I've written about Steppenwolf or Yuga Khan playing a pivotal role ever since the 'Communion' clip was released days after Dawn of Justice. If it's either one of them, they will be the main antagonist, or the secondary villain against the League. My guess lies on Brainiac making his headway as the lead, with one of the two following. From the hints over on LexCorps Instagram account, which was then deleted and early on of his website's "upgrading," I planted my thoughts on Brainiac appearing. In the comics, Darkseid's influence does place mildly on the mastermind; Brainiac. This could be the approach WB/DC is taking. Let us not forget that Lex could be making his way back into these heroes' lives. He was the one that contacted Darkseid.

So, let's place this theory together.

  • From Dawn of Justice, we were introduced to LexCorps website: Lex/OS. A website that has since been upgraded.
  • Then the Communion scene released. Hinting at Steppenwolf with three mother boxes.
  • Over on Lexcorp's Instragram, this was posted:
We hope we haven't lost you as our valuable client. Something big is coming. Our newest project will be fully functioning by 2017. Thank you for standing by our side. "

The site is what introduced us to something that "gets smarter" as it carries on. Now, knowing that the above statement mentions "Something big is coming. Our newest project will be fully functioning by 2017." To me, leans heavily on a threat more on the technological-side, e.g Brainiac. Since we have gotten the 'Communion' clip, I think Yuga Khan or Steppenwolf, will also make their way to Earth. Just basing this on the statement from Heroic Hollywood, he will be in search of the Mother Boxes; a sentient, portable, super-intelligent supercomputers from the Fourth World mythology in the DC universe. One box has already been infused with Cyborg, leaving two more out there.

Snyder also mentioned how important Cyborg's appearance in Dawn of Justice was to EW:

I really wanted to show Cyborg’s birth because I feel like he plays such a strong part coming up, and I really wanted to give a sense of him. I really want [the audience] to know how far he’s come.

So, to have Steppenwolf coming for these Mother Boxes, yet discovering one is infused with someone would make Cyborg a very important part of this team-up movie. This could play out right in the first Justice League or this could mean Steppenwolf will follow Darkseid on his trip to Earth, which I believe will take place in 'Justice League Part-2.' Whichever way, Darkseid is coming.

Look out for 'Justice League Part-1' coming on November 17, 2017.

Rumors/Theory on Yuga Khan: Here.

Rumors/Theory on Brainiac: Here.

Source: Heroic Hollywood.

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