Rumor Control: The New Cameo in ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ Has Been Revealed

Yesterday, Vanity Fair published an in-depth piece about the making of Zack Snyder’s Justice League which suggested that the four-hour project’s reshot ending will contain “a hero cameo that will blow hard-core fans’ minds.” Naturally, fans immediately went into overdrive speculating about what that cameo might be, with Ryan Reynolds’ Hal Jordan – AKA Green Lantern from WB’s 2011 live-action movie – gaining traction as a possible contender. Reynolds went on Twitter and that he was in the project, but the fan community has been burned by denials before, so I imagine a few stubborn people are still wondering if that response was just a smoke screen to conceal a surprise Reynolds cameo before the credits roll.

Now the cameo has been revealed. If you’d like to go in fresh, turn back now – there will be spoilers ahead.

According to a report from io9, it turns out that, yes, the Martian Manhunter is the new Zack Snyder’s Justice League cameo that was being touted by Vanity Fair.

This boils down to a classic a case of semantics: the phrasing of the VF article seemed to imply that the cameo was a secret but never explicitly said it was. Also, I’d wager a guess that “hard-core fans” are the types of people who are constantly scouring the Internet for details about the Snyder Cut and would therefore already be aware of Lennix’s role in this movie. Oh, well. Apologies to fans who were hoping for something more world-shaking.

I was wondering if this was a version of the scene that made it into the theatrical cut in which Martha comes by the Daily Planet to visit Lois, but since this Martian Manhunter reveal is supposedly part of the ending of the movie, it’s probably an entirely different creation.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League debuts on March 18, 2021 on HBO Max.

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