Last month, Zack Snyder revealed that while he’d been granted plenty creative freedom on The Snyder Cut of Justice League, Warner Bros. did put the block on one of his ideas – the inclusion of the John Stewart incarnation of Green Lantern for a cameo appearance.
Snyder originally shot a version of the Bruce Wayne and Martian Manhunter meeting featuring John Stewart along with Kilowog (who we do glimpse briefly elsewhere in the movie) rather than Harry Lennix’s J’onn J’onzz, and after some concept art of the character emerged online, Snyder has now opened up about the original scene.
“Jojo Aguilar did that [concept art] based on the actor that we used, a guy named Wayne T. Carr,” said Snyder (via Comic Book Movie). “I told him, ‘Look, there’s a chance that this doesn’t make it in the movie. We are shooting it in my driveway.’ He’s amazing and I was talking to him the other day and he loved the movie. He was super excited for everyone and the reception the film has gotten.”
“We had made him a CG suit, because it was COVID, and we couldn’t really do a real suit,” Snyder continued. “I mean, the mandate was to make it look as physical as possible. What I had seen was, of course, not finished, but I was very confident that even if we were to see him again, and we had to make him a real suit, it would match exactly.”
For an idea of Snyder’s vision of John Stewart, here’s a look at Carr, who has few credits to his name beyond appearances in the TV shows Stuck in the Middle, S.W.A.T., and Stupid Cupid…
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.
Zack Snyder’s 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, Joe Morton as Silas Stone, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Ciaran Hinds as Steppenwolf, Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke, Harry Lennix as Martian Manhunter, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Zheng Kai as Ryan Choi, Peter Guinness as DeSaad, Ray Porter as Darkseid, and Jared Leto as The Joker.