A new concept design of DeSaad from Zack Snyder’s Justice League takes some mild inspiration from Darth Vader in the Star Wars franchise.
When Zack Snyder’s Justice League finally saw the light of day, many fans were excited to see more from Darkseid, Steppenwolf and DeSaad as the villains from Apokolips got more screen time and explanation as to what they were after. And although DeSaad only appeared in a handful of scenes, there was still plenty of work that went into ensuring that Darkseid‘s servant looked intimidating enough.
Newly revealed concept art from Jerad S. Marantz shows off a Darth Vader-style look for DeSaad, mainly in two areas of his design. The image shows off DeSaad’s nose in a triangular shape leading down his face across his cheeks, not so dissimilar from Darth Vader’s mask design. While this purple and blue style for DeSaad also features a machine fixed to his chest – although it’s not clear whether this was meant to be his own Mother Box (or a Father Box!) with pipes running inside his cloak for some unknown purpose. Take a look at the Darth Vader-inspired look for the Justice League villain below.
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Here is the official synopsis for the Snyder Cut:
“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.”
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League hit HBO Max on March 18, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding DeSaad, Darth Vader and the future of the DC Extended Universe, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!