‘Justice League:’ Ciaran Hinds on Wearing a ‘Very Tight, Embarrassing’ Suit to Play Steppenwolf

“Basically, they’re going to construct something, digitally, and then they will use my eyes and mouth,” the “Game of Thrones” star says

“Game of Thrones” star Ciaran Hinds has spoken for the first time about playing villain Steppenwolf in the upcoming “Justice League” movie, after TheWrap exclusively broke the casting last year.

In an interview with The Independent, the Irish actor confirmed that he played the character via motion-capture, using a “very tight and embarrassing” suit.

“Basically they’re going to construct something, digitally, and then they will use my eyes and mouth,” Hinds said.

Hinds, who played Mance Rayder on HBO’s fantasy hit, then gave a hint about the relationship between Steppenwolf and Darkseid, who’s said to be making an appearance in the movie adding, “He’s old, tired, still trying to get out of his own enslavement to Darkseid, [but] he has to keep on this line to try and take over worlds.”

The 64-year-old Belfast-born actor also talked about how director Zack Snyder paid homage to one of his previous projects, 1981’s “Excalibur,” in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and how the movie may have been why he landed the role of Steppenwolf.

“They were great fans of ‘Excalibur,’ Zack and his team. Maybe that’s how I got the role! Who knows? There’s a bit when they’re walking in Gotham City and suddenly on a marquee of a cinema you see ‘Excalibur’ playing,” he revealed.

“Then there was the moment Superman is impaled by a large spear. That’s exactly what happened in Excalibur, with Nigel Terry [who played King Arthur] pierced by Mordred,” Hinds added.

“Justice League” opens in theaters this November.