After plentiful rumours, it’s been confirmed that not only will Martian Manhunter be appearing in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, but we’ve actually already seen J’onn J’onzz in the DC Extended Universe.
Via Collider, Harry Lennix has revealed how his General Swanwick character in Man of Steel was actually an incognito Martian Manhunter.
Originally, plans were afoot for Lennix’s J’onzz to appear in Justice League, although those scenes were pulled from the script before they could get filmed. That decision was made after director Snyder had stepped back from the picture following the tragic death of his daughter – with Joss Whedon brought in by Warner Bros. to get Justice League over the finish line.
Lennix got to bring those planned scenes to life during October’s reshoots for Zack Snyder’s Justice League – previously known as Justice League: The Snyder Cut – and also shot new scenes for this hotly anticipated four-hour spin on the 2017 movie.
During his chat with Collider, Lennix enthused, “It’s going to be great to be up there with Batman and Superman and my pals. Yeah, I’m once again like a kid at a candy store.”
The current plan is for Zack Snyder’s Justice League to air in four one-hour parts on HBO Max this March.