The Snyder Cut’s Martian Manhunter Revealed | IGN

Martian Manhunter is one of several new characters appearing in Zack Snyder’s Justice League who wasn’t in the original theatrical release. Thanks to DC Comics, we now have a better idea of what actor Harry Lennix will actually look like as J’onn J’onzz.

That tease comes in the form of a new variant cover to March’s Justice League #59, drawn by DC’s Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee. The cover suggests a fairly comic book-faithful approach to Martian Manhunter, though one that emphasizes his gangly Martian form rather than his more rounded and muscular superhero look.

JL59_Cvr_Lee_color The Snyder Cut's Martian Manhunter Revealed | IGN
Art by Jim Lee. (Image Credit: DC)

Lee and fellow DC artists Lee Bermejo (Batman: Damned) and Liam Sharp (The Green Lantern) are all drawing variant covers for Justice League #59, with the full team roster (and Darkseid!) divided among the three covers. DC is also offering black and white versions of these covers. You can check out all six covers in the slideshow gallery below:

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Lennix previously appeared in 2013’s Man of Steel and 2016’s Batman v Superman as Lt. General Calvin Swanwick, though we now know Swanwick is actually a disguised Martian Manhunter. Even Lennix himself didn’t know the truth behind his character until he was approached to reprise his role in Justice League. At the time, Lennix’s schedule didn’t allow him to return, but he’s since filmed new scenes for Snyder’s revamped version of the film.

Lennix joins other actors like Jared Leto and Joe Manganiello in filming new material for The Snyder Cut. We recently got a taste of how Leto’s Joker factors into the plot of the movie, and he’s quite a bit different from the version seen in 2016’s Suicide Squad.

Justice League #59 will hit stores on March 16, two days before Zack Snyder’s Justice League arrives in theaters and on HBO Max. That issue is part of DC’s Infinite Frontier relaunch and marks the beginning of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist David Marquez’s run on the title. Bendis and Marquez will be shaking things up quite a bit for the League, including adding Black Adam, Hippolyta and Naomi to the roster. But despite current rumors, DC is not renaming Black Adam “Shazadam.”

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