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Posted: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 7:47:03 PM

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In the movie Justice League,
There is a conversation between DeSaad and Steppenwolf regarding why Steppenwolf has summoned him if he hasn't found mother boxes yet.

DeSaad: Then why have you summoned me?

Steppenwolf: I bring news.

The thing is, He isn't the guy that has to bring news. He is simply summoning him because he believes he found anti-life equation.

So considering that.
Shouldn't he have said "I've brought news."

Please help me understand this.

Thank you
Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2021 9:37:37 AM
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Steppenwolf: I bring news.

The simple present tense is sometimes used, as here, for declaring something important in a formal way. In this usage, it refers specifically to the present time:

I name this ship the Queen Mary.
I hereby declare this library open.
I tell you this: the plan won't work.
[In chess] I resign! You win!
We give up!
I promise to come.
You astonish me!
Hey presto – the card reappears!
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