The “Blacklist” star also confirmed that he has recorded the footage required for the upcoming HBO Max miniseries.
Finally it can be said: Harry Lennix will be the Martian Manhunter in the upcoming event we met as Zack Snyder’s Justice League. As part of an upcoming episode of our video interview series Collider Connected, the experienced stage and film actor confirmed his appearance in the upcoming HBO Max miniseries The Snyder Cut will reveal that the character he played in the first two Snyder Superman films was secretly comic book favorite J’onn J’onzz all along.
After a lot of notices posted on social media over the past few years – including Snyder who revealed some storyboards detailing how the Manhunter would have appeared in its original version – it was confirmed that Martian Manhunter would not only appear in the Snyder Cut is, but that Lennix has now taken the necessary footage to complete the look of the character.
As Lennix explains, he had no idea of his character’s secret identity when it was infused into it man of Steel than General Swanwick, who initially believed it was a “one and doed” situation. And when he was brought back Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of JusticeHe still received no clues as to the character’s true identity.
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That changed with the Justice League, but even then, “I never saw the script. I didn’t get a chance to read the script because … they were still developing and keeping it all under wraps.” he said. Due to his schedule on The black list To make matters worse, he was never able to film the footage necessary for this appearance before Snyder left the film.
Shape-shifting, telepathic Martian Manhunter was originally created by the writer in the 1950s Joseph Samachson and artist Joe Certaand was previously played on the screen of Phil Morris on Smallville and from David Harewood in the arrow verse series (mainly Super girl).
While Lennix didn’t know much about the character before joining the DCEU, as a huge fan of Superman and comic book characters, he’s excited to officially be a founding member of the Justice League. “It’s going to be great to be up there with Batman and Superman and my friends,” he said. “Yes, I’m like a kid in a candy store again.”
See Lennix bring the big news himself in the video above, along with the story of why being cast in a Superman movie meant so much to him. For more information, check out all the upcoming DC movies we know.
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