Ciaran Hinds who plays the disclosed main villain Steppenwolf in Justice League, confirmed in a recent interview with BBC, that he didn’t work with any of the Justice League cast while filming his role for the movie, as he confirms all his acting for the movie was done through green screen and motion capture.
Though Hinds does jokes during the interview that the cast was afraid to meet him.
“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. 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.’
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.”
Listen to the full interview below: