J’onn J’onzz was a complete no-show through the DCEU’s first eight years, and his absence caused quite the buzz among fans of the classic character from the comics. Even Lennix himself had no idea that he was set to be revealed as the Martian Manhunter until the lead-up to Justice League’s theatrical cut, but he never had the chance to film any of the necessary material as the movie went through development due to scheduling conflicts.
In a new interview with Collider, DCEU star Harry Lennix confirmed that his character, General Swanwick, will adapt the Martian Manhunter persona in Zack Snyder’s Director’s Cut of Justice League upon its release in March.
Lennix revealed that he filmed new scenes for the HBO Max project in the Fall of 2020:
“I was on a green screen, basically, so you can actually film things in a way where you don’t have to endanger people. But I did shoot with Zack and his team back…”
The Martian Manhunter made a name for himself as one of the founding members of the Justice League, originally introduced in 1950 with telepathic and shape-shifting abilities. Lennix had recently dropped hints on social media about this potential evolution, and Zack Snyder had revealed storyboard images showing how he would have featured the Manhunter in his original movie as well.