Actor Harry Lennix confirms he was involved in Zack Snyder‘s Justice League reshoots to film the Martian Manhunter scene. It’s been more than three years since a version of Justice League was released in theaters, but the cut audiences saw was not what Snyder intended. There are now just a few months left before the Snyder Cut of Justice League is finished and debuts on HBO Max. Snyder‘s new edit will be released as a four-episode mini-series, and he claims more than two and a half hours of the Snyder Cut is unseen.
Prior to the announcement of the Snyder Cut officially happening, Snyder revealed plenty of information about his version. One of the moments that got fans most excited came with the confirmation of Martian Manhunter. Snyder plans to confirm in Justice League the long-running fan theory that General Swanwick from Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is actually the intergalactic shape-shifting member of the Justice League. However, Harry Lennix never got the chance to shoot the scene prior to Snyder‘s exit in May 2017.
In a new interview with Collider, Lennix was asked if he did film any scenes during the brief reshoots Zack Snyder did in late 2020. The actor confirmed that he and Zack finally got the chance to film the scene then. He said he filmed his scene in front of a green screen with Snyder and a small crew. According to Lennix, he had no idea that this reveal was coming prior to the making of Justice League.
The confirmation that Lennix filmed the Martian Manhunter scene for Justice League is hardly a surprise. Snyder has repeatedly teased Martian Manhunter’s involvement even after the HBO Max deal was finalized. He’s repeatedly shared glimpses of Martian Manhunter’s look, but nothing final has been shown. Those who have closely followed the Snyder Cut movement already know how Martian Manhunter factors into Justice League, and now they can rest assured that he will be seen at some point.
While Snyder has only teased a single scene with Martian Manhunter in Justice League, there is always the chance that there will be more. Even if he didn’t plan for more of him at first, the reshoots Snyder led for Justice League in 2020 were full of surprises. He filmed a brand new scene with Jared Leto‘s Joker and brought Joe Manganiello‘s Deathstroke back with a new look too. The appearance of Martian Manhunter will be exciting enough for fans, but perhaps Snyder worked in some additional hints at how he factors into the future. Since even Snyder agrees it is unlikely his cut of Justice League gets sequels at this point, there’s no reason to hold back on Martian Manhunter now.