Chicago’s Harry Lennix hints at Martian Manhunter role

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(Lennix plays J’onn J’onnz in JL)

Last week, Warner Bros made big headlines by announcing the release of Zack Snyder’s version of Justice League. In 2016, Snyder stepped away from the production and was replaced by Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon, who supervised several rewrites and reshoots to the film that saw many elements cut out.

One such element of the much-maligned 2017 film was apparently the reveal that beloved Chicago-native Harry Lennix’s General Swanwick was in fact J’onn J’onzz, The Martian Manhunter.

Lennix first established the character in 2013’s Man of Steel. He continued the role in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It was clear Snyder was building toward some sort of reveal.


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In addition, fans had speculated for some time that Lennix’s character was the hero for some time. It was eventually confirmed to be the case by both Zack Snyder and Lennix and the reveal was meant to happen in Justice League.

Now the DCEU actor has teased his role as Martian Manhunter in Zack Snyder’s  Justice League.

In a recent post, Lennix wrote about Snyder’s cut of Justice League in a cryptic way that seemed to tease his role in the upcoming version of the film. Later a fan responded to this post with a drawing of Martian Manhunter and the actor responded with a winky face. You can see the full posts below:


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Lennix and everyone else will have to wait awhile; “The Snyder Cut” won’t be ready for streaming on HBO Max until 2021. But when it drops there will be almost twice as much of it as there was in 2017, with a running time approaching four hours.

We could possibly also see the project as a limited 6-hour series.

Can. Not. Wait.

The Geek is a working screenwriter, director and screenwriting instructor.0

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