Justice League: Martian Manhunter Actor Confirms Scenes Shot for Snyder Cut | IGN

Zack Snyder’s Justice League actor Harry Lennix, who plays Lt. General Calvin Swanwick, has said that he has shot new scenes that will officially reveal that his character is Martian Manhunter.

As reported by Collider, Lennix had no idea his character was secretly Martian Manhunter when he was cast in Man of Steel, and was still not told of his true identity when he returned for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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He was finally told he would be playing Martian Manhunter in 2017’s Justice League, but he wasn’t able to film the necessary footage for the film due to his shooting schedule on The Blacklist before Snyder left the film.

In 2020, Snyder released a commentary track for the Ultimate Cut of Justice League and confirmed that Harry Lennix’s character was intended to be Martian Manhunter in the film, and that his reveal was planned for as far back as Man of Steel.

Martian Manhunter a.k.a. J’onn J’onzz is a fan favorite from DC comics that was created in 1955 by writer Joseph Samachson and artist Joe Certa. The telepathic, shapeshifting hero was a founding member of the original Justice League of America in 1960 and has appeared in many forms of DC media, including a surprising debut in Supergirl in 2015.

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