We may forget all about Thanos as a potential listen to Darkseid in the Snyder Cut from voice actor Ray Porter becomes known thanks to The Sandman audiobook.
To be clear, the voice in the below video isn’t Darkseid, but it’s Ray Porter from The Sandman audible original that a fan ripped and put together with images of Darkseid.
As a lot of fans note, Ray Porter happens to sound a lot like Michael Ironside’s Darkseid from the Justice League animated shows, and as a Redditor notes, we can guess that Zack Snyder’s VFX team will make Porter’s voice sound even more epic.
Have a listen below.
Ray Porter sounds like Darkseid:
Hey @DirkMaggs https://t.co/tz5NO2iE8R
— Ray Porter (@Ray__Porter) July 21, 2020
Darkseid coming to the Snyder Cut
Regarding Darkseid in the Snyder Cut, Zack Snyder has confirmed the DC villain will be a part of the movie and recently saw a leaked storyboard offer a spoiler and the HBO Max teaser also features the Lord of Apokolips. Watch below.
Ray Porter also offered what it felt like to voice Darkseid for the Snyder Cut version of Justice League that didn’t make its way into the theatrical version.
“It felt amazing,” Porter told Lightcast. “I definitely knew I was part of something enormous. But the way Zack works, and the general attitude of everyone who’s worked so closely with him for so many years, is really positive. It was a very kind, friendly, happy set. And great work was getting done…I will say that the lycra mocap suit didn’t feel great. Ciarán [Hinds] and I both looked odd in our lycra mocap suits.”
Porter also revealed that he relied on Snyder and Justice League screenwriter Chris Terrio to help him find Darkseid’s character and voice.
“I went through a few different vocal gymnastics trying to figure out the voice,” recalled Porter. “I will admit I didn’t know the character incredibly well right up to the point of being cast…It was never something I was incredibly aware of…so I didn’t know all of the canon. Fortunately, I happened to be on a set with people like Zack and Chris [Terrio]…I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who understands all of the weird concatenations of that canon better than those people. So there was always that steady information. I needed to be understandable,” added Porter. “But it needed to be a voice that was not of this Earth. And that was what I tried to go for.”
If Porter’s Darkseid voice sounds anything like the audio above, we all just might be forgetting Marvel’s purple bad guy, what’s his name, again??
(Note: top art above is fan art)
Snyder Cut teases Darkseid:
Darkseid Snyder Cut images: