Yesterday, Vanity Fair printed an in-depth piece in regards to the making of Zack Snyder’s Justice League which steered that the four-hour undertaking’s reshot ending will comprise “a hero cameo that may blow hard-core followers’ minds.” Naturally, followers instantly went into overdrive speculating about what that cameo may be, with Ryan Reynolds’ Hal Jordan – AKA Green Lantern from WB’s 2011 live-action film – gaining traction as a attainable contender. Reynolds went on Twitter and denied that he was within the undertaking, however the fan neighborhood has been burned by denials earlier than, so I think about a couple of cussed individuals are nonetheless questioning if that response was only a smoke display screen to hide a shock Reynolds cameo earlier than the credit roll.
Now the cameo has been revealed. If you’d prefer to go in recent, flip again now – there shall be spoilers forward.
When I first noticed that Vanity Fair quote making the rounds, a small a part of me questioned if the cameo may be J’onn J’onzz, the shapeshifting alien generally known as The Martian Manhunter, as performed by actor Harry Lennix. The purpose my thoughts instantly went there was as a result of inside the final week, Lennix brazenly spoke about being contacted by Snyder and being requested to return for reshoots (extra on that in a minute).
According to a report from io9, it seems that, sure, the Martian Manhunter is the brand new Zack Snyder’s Justice League cameo that was being touted by Vanity Fair.
This boils all the way down to a basic a case of semantics: the phrasing of the VF article appeared to suggest that the cameo was a secret however by no means explicitly stated it was. Also, I’d wager a guess that “hard-core followers” are the sorts of people who find themselves continually scouring the Internet for particulars in regards to the Snyder Cut and would subsequently already pay attention to Lennix’s function on this film. Oh, effectively. Apologies to followers who have been hoping for one thing extra world-shaking.
In October of 2019, Snyder revealed on social media that in his perfect lower, a scene between Martha Kent (Diane Lane) and Lois Lane (Amy Adams) would have ended with Martha strolling away and shape-shifting into Martian Manhunter earlier than ultimately turning into the type of Harry Lennix’s General Swanwick, a personality who appeared in Snyder’s 2013 movie Man of Steel. And simply 5 days in the past, Lennix was interviewed by Variety and spoke about showing on this new lower of Justice League. “The subsequent name that I had from Zack was, ‘Hey, when are you able to are available and shoot?’” Lennix stated. “So that was nice. I came upon that it was a chance, or a minimum of that Martian Manhunter was going to be in it, when he revealed by way of the storyboard that Martha Kent is coming by visiting Lois, after which after she leaves, she reveals herself to be, actually, Calvin Swanwick, or the Martian Manhunter. That’s how I knew about it.”
I used to be questioning if this was a model of the scene that made it into the theatrical lower by which Martha comes by the Daily Planet to go to Lois, however since this Martian Manhunter reveal is supposedly a part of the ending of the film, it’s in all probability a wholly totally different creation.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League debuts on March 18, 2021 on HBO Max.
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