In Zack Snyder's Justice League, fans not only got a good look at Darkseid, but also a brief glimpse of Granny Goodness, the general in charge of Darkseid's elite Female Furies in the comics. Granny's live action film debut was a wordless, CGI cameo, but during an appearance at JusticeCon over the weekend, Snyder revealed that the 3D model for the character was based on a real-life person who likely has no idea that she ended up in a massive blockbuster movie. How does that work? Well, it's all about being in the right place at the right time, apparently.
During the same panel in which Snyder talked about how Steppenwolf ended up being banished from the world of the New Gods to begin with, Snyder was quizzed about Granny Goodness, and who he might have cast. Instead of fancasting, he shared a story about what really happened.
"It would be a cool thing to cast Granny Goodness now because it would be kind of like being cast off a drawing," Snyder said. "A lot of people floated some really great people that look a lot like our person. Didn't I say that it was based on one of the Weta artists' aunt. The Weta artist who was making it, I said, 'I'd love her to look like this, like what JoJo drew,' and he goes, 'that looks like my aunt!' And I think he just kind of based it on that."
You can see the panel below, with the Granny Goodness comments coming in around the 24-minute mark.
In Zack Snyder's Justice League, determined to ensure Superman's (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.
You can see Zack Snyder's Justice League -- in color, or in the black-and-white "Justice is Gray" edition -- on HBO Max.