The image depicts a far less human-like Steppenwolf than the one that made the final cut of the film, which was also included in the post for comparison.
Portrayed in the film by Ciarán Hinds, Steppenwolf is a New God who came to Earth in search of the Mother Boxes, only to be defeated by the Justice League. The character was created by Jack Kirby and first appeared in 1972’s New Gods #7.
Snyder’s departure from Justice League caused a major shift in tone from his original vision, which has prompted the demand for a “Snyder Cut” of the film. Even members of the cast have shown support for the Snyder cut, including Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher and Jason Momoa. Meanwhile, Snyder has continued to tease what he’s since dubbed “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” by posting behind-the-scenes photos, storyboards and more.
Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.
Zack Snyder's original vision for Steppenwolf in Justice League was much different than the final version, and there's concept art to prove it.