Justice League will largely take place on Earth, but Game of Thrones fans will notice a number of familiar faces from Westeros and Essos in the superhero movie. First there’s Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa, who was Khal Drogo in the hit HBO show’s first season. Then last November, it was announced that Ciaran Hinds, a.k.a. Mance Rayder, will play Steppenwolf, the main antagonist. Now it’s been revealed that Michael McElhatton, who played Roose Bolton on Game of Thrones, will appear in Justice League. McElhatton isn’t at liberty to talk about who he’s specifically playing yet, but he did mention where he’ll be seen in the blockbuster. McElhatton explained:
I found the scene I did…well at the moment I can say it’s a big kind of opening scene. It was pretty dark actually, in it’s tone. But in a good way…I quite like that. It wasn’t comic book-y, but I think you can thread a certain amount of humor through it, which maybe the previous one was lacking.
By itself, Michael McElhatton’s comment to Red Carpet News TV isn’t a lot to work with, but taking into account certain Justice League reports and footage, we may have a better idea about what to expect from him. Last year, it was reported that the movie’s opening scene would be a battle taking places thousands of years ago with humans, Atlanteans and Amazons fighting Darkseid’s forces, and the ruler of Apokolips will supposedly be seen during it. A battle looking just like that was shown in last month’s Justice League trailer, so if it does indeed take place at the beginning of the movie, you can count on McElhatton’s character being one of its participants. Whether this individual is a denizen of Earth or serving Darkseid remains to be seen, but evidently McElhatton was impressed by what director Zack Snyder and his crew put together, particularly noting how Justice League‘s humor compares to the “previous one,” by which he probably means Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Justice League‘s main story will revolve around Steppenwolf and his Parademon army coming to Earth in search of the three Mother Boxes, and this battle will reportedly end with these portable supercomputers being left on our world. Fast forward to the present day, one of the Mother Boxes is now powering Victor Stone, a.k.a. Cyborg, while the other two are presumably still with the Atlanteans and Amazons, respectively. It will be up to Cyborg, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Flash to defend the Earth and make sure Steppenwolf doesn’t succeed in laying waste to the planet while in pursuit of his goal.
Justice League charges into theaters on November 17. Before that, you can catch Michael McElhatton in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, which will be released on May 12.