Yesterday, Vanity Fair revealed 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 can blow hard-core followers’ minds.” Naturally, followers instantly went into overdrive speculating about what that cameo is likely to be, with Ryan Reynolds’ Hal Jordan – AKA Green Lantern from WB’s 2011 live-action film – gaining traction as a potential 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 wish to go in recent, flip again now – there can be spoilers forward.
When I first noticed that Vanity Fair quote making the rounds, a small a part of me puzzled if the cameo is likely to be J’onn J’onzz, the shapeshifting alien generally known as The Martian Manhunter, as performed by actor Harry Lennix. The motive my thoughts instantly went there was as a result of throughout the final week, Lennix overtly 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 right down to a basic a case of semantics: the phrasing of the VF article appeared to indicate that the cameo was a secret however by no means explicitly mentioned 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 due to this fact already pay attention to Lennix’s position 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 very best reduce, 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 finally 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 reduce of Justice League. “The subsequent name that I had from Zack was, ‘Hey, when are you able to are available and shoot?’” Lennix mentioned. “So that was nice. I discovered that it was a risk, or at the very least 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 reduce through 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 completely different creation.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League debuts on March 18, 2021 on HBO Max.
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