Yes he was, along with Talia Al Ghul and the OMACS. Personally I would like to see this as the series use of villains: Justice League- Crime Syndicate of Earth 2. What better way to kick off than in a way that's entirely different to Avengers, solves the problem of why can't Superman handle this alone and based on a story (Earth 2) that shows in a fantastic way the nature of the League and, more importantly, humanity? JL2- Max Lord and OMACS. In my film series Max Lord and Steve Trevor would be the human designates to the Justice League. This would be a much more intimate film, and while there would be huge stakes, there would be the personal threat of Max Lord betraying them and hurting Steve, and hitting the League where it hurts most. (Based on Tower of Babel and JL New 52 Vol 1). Perhaps feature the death of Barry Allen. JL3/4- Darkseid and the armies of Apokolips- Preferably a two parter to give the story the weight it deserves. Darkseid takes over Earth, nuff said. Based on Final Crisis, Rock of Ages and World War III.