Zack Snyder's Justice League: New Darkseid Merchandise Shows Villain on Throne

By Tom Drew Posted:
Superman and Darkseid

Zack Snyder's Justice League will soon launch on HBO Max, hitting the streaming service on March 18, 2021 to bring fans the long-awaited Snyder Cut.

Not only will the new cut be a four-hour blowout , but the new version of Justice League also boasts an R-rating befitting of the director's trademark style and tone. Footage new and old can be found in the film, including additional photography of Jared Leto's Joker .

Recently released images have provided a glimpse at what fans can expect from the new cut, including the much-anticipated black-suit Superman . An even better look was shown off in a clip from the flim , showing off Kal-El's darker costume in full HD.

On the villain's side, Steppenwolf's revamped design has received much of the limelight, being promoted on several pieces of merchandise .

New promo artwork has been released, showing off another of the film's villains in a menacing light...


In a recently released merchandise listing on DC Comics' online store, new promotional artwork from Zack Snyder's Justice League depicts Darkseid upon his throne.

Darkseid Justice League T-Shirt
From DC Comics Shop

The design shows a calculating Darkseid as Parademons hover around him. The villain's name is emblazoned on the top of the artwork, the font matching the gritty interpretations that Zack Snyder strives for.

The Justice League logo from the film is also seen, colored golden to match the rest of the artwork.

Darkseid Justice League Promo art
From DC Comics Shop


Though presumably not as ergonomic as one would hope, Darkseid's throne has an interesting design that reflects the villain's alien homeworld of Apokolips. It will be interesting to see how this design ethos extends to the rest of the production design for the film and whether fans will see the fiery planet at all.

The inclusion of a notable piece of furniture in the promotional artwork would seem to suggest this though, indicating that Apokolips could get a bit more screen time than some would expect. This is especially true as Darkseid seems calculating and conniving in this image, putting his intellectual fortitude on display.

It is unknown what the villain's objective is yet, but it is likely that it will have something to do with the Anti-Life Equation from the comics. Whatever Darkseid has planned, it will assuredly spell trouble for the Justice League.

Darkseid will make his live-action DC film debut when Zack Snyder's Justice League launches on HBO Max March 18, 2021.

- About The Author: Tom Drew
Tom Drew is the Executive Editor at The Direct. Tom writes for The Direct's Marvel, Star Wars, and DC branches while specializing in all things movies, from blockbuster to indie darlings.