There is little doubt that people have high expectations of Zack Snyder's version of Justice League. After all, the filmmaker has confirmed that the Snyder Cut will be a completely different movie compared to the theatrical cut that was released by Warner Bros. Interestingly, one of the major changes is the debut of Justice League founding member Martian Manhunter and this has just been confirmed by Man of Steel actor Harry Lennix.
Harry Lennix first appeared in Man of Steel where he played General Calvin Swanwick who had been keeping tabs on Superman. Not surprisingly, many fans believed that the character could eventually be revealed to be the alter ego of a beloved DC comic book hero. Unfortunately, this wasn't confirmed in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but as it turns out, this revelation was actually reserved for Justice League.
So is Calvin Swanwick finally revealing his true form in Zack Snyder's Justice League? Harry Swanwick finally confirmed it with Collider, where he spoke about the plans to introduce Martian Manhunter in the film.
According to Harry Lennix, he had been confirmed to show up in Justice League right from the start although he had no idea that his character's true identity would finally be revealed. "I never saw the script. I didn't get a chance to read the script, because... they were still being developed, and they keep all of that under lock and key," he said. He then added that he was unable to push through with his appearance in the film due to his schedule with The Blacklist.
Although Harry Lennix wasn't able to go through with his appearance in the Justice League theatrical cut, he is still delighted to get a second chance through the Snyder Cut. Lennix celebrated his upcoming role in the director's cut of the film in an awesome Twitter post.
Finally putting the rumors to rest. #SnyderCut #MartianManhunter #JusticeLeague pic.twitter.com/W6AjBsz9Sy — Harry J. Lennix (@HarryJLennix) January 13, 2021
Fans are understandably excited about Martian Manhunter finally joining the Justice League in the Snyder Cut. However, nobody is more excited than Harry Lennix, who is thrilled to finally announce his true role in the DC Extended Universe. "It's going to be great to be up there with Batman and Superman and my pals," he said. "Yeah, I'm once again like a kid at a candy store."
Zack Snyder's Justice League is expected to be significantly longer than the theatrical run. The filmmaker had previously indicated that there is a possibility it could be turned into a limited series. The Snyder Cut has not yet been given an official release date but is set to premiere on HBO Max this year.