Originally Posted by Lord
I disagree, an actor to make the character look threatening, and a voice over for him to have a deep voice, that's why Darth Vader worked so well. And Darkseid should look bigger and more larger than life than the Thing or Hellboy, so CGI is almost essencial for him.
Darth Vader was a man in a suit, it was easy to go the voice over route. Darkseid has a face. Maybe I'm just old school, but that face, whatever it looks like, would be cooler if it was a human face with makeup on it and not entirely done by a computer. That's what makes special effects really special, when they're physical, tangible things. Darkseid can still be huge without being digital.
"How tall is King Kong?"
Camera tricks > CGI