Why was Warner Bros. so obsessed with Steppenwolf? The D-list comic book villain somehow found himself at the center of Justice League, an appearance that was wildly slammed for being a boring, ugly mess of CGI — and worse, a waste of the brilliant Ciaran Hinds. Thankfully, his DC Extended Universe appearances were limited to Justice League, after a cameo in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was cut from the final theatrical cut. But little did we know, we dodged the Mother (Box) of bullets with Suicide Squad, which was originally set to properly introduce Steppenwolf before Justice League.

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Steppenwolf mask

We haven’t seen much of Steppenwolf’s not-so-pretty mug from the Justice League marketing. The big bad of the film is played via motion-capture by Ciarán Hinds, so the little we’ve seen of villain’s face has been blurry, probably unfinished visual effects.

And because toys and other merch always seem to outpace their own movies, a new mask gives a slightly better idea of Steppenwolf’s grizzled face looks like.

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