Justice League: first look at Martian Manhunter in the Snyder Cut

Justice League: first look at Martian Manhunter in the Snyder Cut


Zack Snyder's Justice League will rehabilitate many characters, but also introduce new ones, including the superhero Martian Manhunter.

While he was simply supposed to finish his director's cut of Justice League after the massacre orchestrated by Joss Whedon and the Warner, Zack Snyder seems clearly determined to aim higher with reshoots that were not planned and the unexpected appearance of the Joker. by Jared Leto. Despite these few “last minute” changes, most of the four hours of film (cut into a mini-series of 4 episodes for broadcast on HBO Max) should resume the work done upstream by the filmmaker, before his forced departure from post-production and the turn of events we know.

The director will therefore rehabilitate some of his characters, in particular the superhero Cyborg (Ray Fisher) whose narrative arc has been butchered by the reshoots (which have become a source of conflict between the actor and the studio), but also present all of them. those who cleared during editing. The casualty list is long, although most fans are keeping their eyes on Darkseid (Ray Porter), originally thought to be the DCEU's next big-villain and featured in the trailer last August.

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If Iris West (Kiersey Clemons) or Silas Stone (Joe Morton) were also entitled to an appearance in the trailer, the public also noticed the absence of Martian Manhunter or J'onn J'onzz for close friends, a member major and overpowered Justice League, which Zack Snyder planned to integrate into the DC blockbuster. The director had already slipped clues in Man of Steel where the superhero appeared, but in his human form (on loan from Harry Lennix) and the identity of General Calvin Swanwick.

So fans had never had the opportunity to see him in his Martian form, until a recent Zoom conference hosted by The Nerd Queens. Snyder unsheathed his cell phone there to give a first real glimpse of the character and even if it is a blurry drawing, we are happy with it given the little information we had so far.

Martian Manhunter in the next version of Justice League

Similar to the storyboards previously unveiled, this image confirms that the alien will most likely retain its green skin and a costume similar to that of the comics and the animated series Justice League , although it could still be tweaked slightly. 'here the broadcast on HBO Max during 2021.

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As of yet, it's unclear whether the Martian will have a significant role or just make an appearance, with the director originally planning a Justice League trilogy where the character could have reappeared, as well as Darkseid. While waiting to learn more, we take stock of DC's projects in the file right here.

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