Zack Snyder reveals who Justice League’s Granny Goodness is based on
Although she only appears briefly in Justice League, Granny’s physical design was inspired by someone close to one of Snyder’s artists Weta.
It turns out that the physical inspiration of General Apokolips Granny Goodness in Justice League by Zack Snyder came from the most unlikely of sources.
When asked in a Justice Con interview if he wanted a specific actor to play Granny in future films, Snyder said casting her would be “kind of like being cast out of a drawing.” He revealed that his final character model was based on “a Weta artist’s aunt,” explaining, “The artist Weta making it, I kind of said, ‘That’s what … I wish it looked like this, what JoJo drew, ”and he says,“ Okay, that looks like my aunt! And I think he kind of based himself on that. ”
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The hosts of Justice Con attempted to introduce Snyder to some of their personal choices for playing Granny, which included Kim Rhodes, Helen Mirren, and Dame Judi Dench. In response to Mirren’s theoretical envelope, Snyder mentioned that he had previously collaborated with her on her 2010 animated film. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, recalling how “you got to hang out with her in the cabin for a while and she did … she was, as advertised, amazing.”
Although Granny Goodness only received a non-speaking, uncredited cameo Justice League, the Female Furies trainer has appeared on numerous DC animated shows before. She was notably voiced by Ed Asner in Superman: The Animated Series, Unlimited Justice League and the animated film Superman / Batman: Apocalypse, with other voice actors including Jessica Walter in Harley quinn and Deborah Strang in Young justice: The foreigners. Granny also made a live appearance on The CW’s Smallville, played by Christine Willes.
Streaming Now On HBO Max, Justice League by Zack Snyder 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 , Ray Porter as Darkseid, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.
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