Back in October 2019, when the prospect of The Snyder Cut ever seeing the light of day seemed little more than a pipe dream, director Zack Snyder revealed that he planned to have Man of Steel’s General Swanwick (Harry Lennix) revealed as a disguised J’onn J’onzz – a.k.a. Martian Manhunter – in his version of Warner Bros. and DC Films’ Justice League.
Snyder never shot the footage with the actor before he departed the project, but with HBO Max now bringing his original vision to life with a four-part release, Lennix has revealed to Collider that he will indeed appear in Zack Snyder’s Justice League and has already shot his scenes.
“It’s going to be great to be up there with Batman and Superman and my pals,” said Lennix, who initially believed his Man of Steel appearance was a ‘one and done’ situation. “Yeah, I’m once again like a kid at a candy store.”
Earlier this month, Snyder revealed that the recent round of additional photography only added two new scenes to Justice League, with one being Jared Leto’s Joker cameo. Presumably, the other must be Lennix’s Martian Manhunter appearance. We’ll find out when The Snyder Cut premieres this March.
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes-Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Flash-it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder and features Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, Amber Heard as Mera, Ciaran Hinds as Steppenwolf, Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke, Jared Leto as The Joker and Ray Porter as Darkseid.