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Published On: Wed, Jul 12th, 2017

Ciaran Hinds on Steppenwolf in ‘Justice League’: it’s all motion capture

Game of Thrones alum Ciaran Hinds will play Steppenwolf in Justice League and fans still know very little about the character, costume, but now Hinds reveals some details about his fully CGI character.

Hinds tells the BBC that he never actually got to spend any time with the movie’s stars.

“I don’t know whether they’re all afraid to come and meet me — no, no, they weren’t, really. Because it’s imaginary, you do it with green screen,” Hinds tells the BBC. “That was another challenge, you could say, yeah. But it was quite fun. And they’re very encouraging in what you do, suggesting ‘Over here, look over there, imagine that, do this here, they’re coming at you now.'”

On creating Steppenwolf’s costume and revealed that he actually turned to friend Liam Neeson (A Monster Calls) for advice on playing a motion-capture character.

“I didn’t even have a costume when I was doing it. It’s all done in motion capture. So, they stick a helmet on your head, they put two cameras around, and they capture all your expressions, facial expressions. So basically, they’re going to concoct some kind of construction and they will use my facial expressions – eyes, mouth, voice – they’ll turn into this murderous, avenging Steppenwolf from the planet Apokolips, apparently, who’s bent on hell on Earth.”

The Justice League stars Superman (Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), The Flash (Ezra Miller), and Aquaman (Jason Momoa).

Jesse Eisenberg will reprise his role of Lex Luthor with Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Diane Lane as Mrs. Kent, Amy Adams and Laurence Fishburne also returning. Newcomers are J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, Amber Heard as Mera and Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko.

Justice League opens in theaters on November 17, 2017.

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