'Zack Snyder's Justice League': From Ray Porter to Jared Leto, meet the new additions to cast of DCEU movie

The latest version the world will see on March 18, 2021, has new characters not present in the 2017 version. The famed DC baddie, Darkseid, will finally make an appearance, and so will Jared Leto's Joker, who was last seen in 'Suicide Squad'


                            'Zack Snyder's Justice League': From Ray Porter to Jared Leto, meet the new additions to cast of DCEU movie
Ray Porter as Darkseid and Jared Leto as Joker in 'Zack Snyder's Justice League' (WB/YouTube)

As the release date of 'Zack Snyder's Justice League' inches close, the buzz for the much-anticipated director's cut has grown exponentially. The latest version the world will see on March 18, 2021, has new characters not present in the 2017 version. 'Zack Snyder's Justice League' follows Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and The Flash (Ezra Miller), as they attempt to save the world from the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons.

However, the new version now sees a string of actors making an appearance. The famed DC baddie, Darkseid, will finally make an appearance, and so will Jared Leto's Joker, who was last seen in 'Suicide Squad'. Here's a quick look at who's who in the upcoming DCEU blockbuster.

Jared Leto as the Joker

Jared Leto in 'Suicide Squad' (IMDb)

The Joker was initially not slated to appear in the original film, but Snyder decided to use him sometime after his new version was signed off. According to the director, the backstory of the film's narrative has the villain stealing a Mother Box necessary for Barry Allen/The Flash to travel back in time to warn Batman how to prevent Darkseid's menace. Leto has quite the CV. He made his debut with 'How to Make an American Quilt' and went on to star in a string of hit films—'Dallas Buyers Club', 'The Little Things', 'Requiem for a Dream, and 'Suicide Squad'.

Harry Lennix as the Martian Manhunter

Harry Lennix as Harold Cooper (NBC)

Earlier, in an interview with Collider, Lennix confirmed his character was the shape-shifting Martian who would go on to be part of the Justice League. The actor is best known for his portrayal of Harold Cooper, Assistant Director of the FBI Counterterrorism Division, on NBC's 'The Blacklist'. 

Ray Porter as Darkseid

Porter plays Darkseid in 'Zack Snyder's Justice League' (IMDb)

The iconic DC villain has been a much-awaited character. The audiobook narrator will be voicing the character. Previously, he's lent his voice for 'The Little Engine That Could' and 'The Scarecrow'. According to comics, Darkseid is the tyrannical God from Apokolips and Steppenwolf's nephew and master.

Kiersey Clemons as Iris West

Kiersey Clemons attends The 2020 InStyle And Warner Bros. 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California (Getty Images)

The 'Scoob!' star plays Iris, the love interest of Barry Allen/The Flash (Ezra Miller). Not much is known about her role. Her previous works include 'Lady and the Tramp', 'Antebellum', and 'Angie Tribeca'.

The official synopsis of the film reads: "In ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions."

"The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad, and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions."

'Zack Snyder's Justice League' releases March 18, 2021, on HBO Max. 

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