‘The Snyder Cut’ Will Officially Have Harry Lennix Playing Martian Manhunter
Zack Snyder’s Justice League, also known as The Snyder Cut, is coming to HBO Max this March.
After many months of speculation and rumors, we can finally put it to bed: Harry Lennix has confirmed he will be playing J’onn J’onzz, a.k.a. the Martian Manhunter. The actor himself confirmed this in a recent interview with Collider.
Zack Snyder revealed a year and a half ago that he intended to have Harry Lennix reveal himself as J’onn Jonzz via a storyboard on his Vero account:
Zack Snyder just posted that Harry Lennix was going to be revealed as Martian Manhunter in his version of Justice League. 😨 pic.twitter.com/KrAJuKRsMd
— Nathaniel Brail (@NateBrail) October 5, 2019
Last year, he even showed a drawing of how he wanted the character to look like:
Zack Snyder teasing a drawing of Harry Lennix's Martian Manhunter for Zack Snyder's Justice League! pic.twitter.com/c3GLe5z0hm
— Walt (@UberKryptonian) November 11, 2020
Last summer, a new rumor surfaced on the Internet about the HBO Max miniseries filming this very scene. This happened a month before the officially announced week of additional photography took place, so we don’t know if there was more filming than they announced, or if simply Harry Lennix was on set in September to shoot it.
Right now, it seems like this project is getting a bit overcrowded. Back in September, Jared Leto and Joe Manganiello were confirmed to be added to the cast of the Snyder Cut, and now they are adding yet another character that wasn’t featured in the 2017 theatrical version. Whether Snyder always intended to add these characters to the movie (which in the case of J’onn J’onnz I believe is the case) or he just changed his mind, we don’t know. What I sure hope is that they will be relevant to the story that he wants to tell, and not just a cameo or a moment in which the fourth wall is pretty much broken and it’s just Snyder saying “see? That’s cool, isn’t it? That’s a character you know!”
We’ll have to see it for ourselves in March. Make sure to come back for more information on Zack Snyder’s Justice League before that, and then for our planned reviews of each episode!
Miguel Fernández is a Spanish student that has movies as his second passion in life. His favorite movie of all time is The Lord of the Rings, but he is also a huge Star Wars fan. However, fantasy movies are not his only cup of tea, as authors like Scorsese, Fincher, Kubrick or Hitchcock have been an obsession for him since he started to understand the language of filmmaking. He is that guy who will watch a black and white movie, just because it is in black and white.