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Official art reveals how John Stewart’s Green Lantern would have looked in Zack Snyder’s Justice League… and who would have played him

April 8th, 2021 by Marc Comments

We have known for some time that Zack Snyder’s plan for his Justice League movie was to have Green Lantern appear at the end but ultimately it wasn’t to be, but now we have an idea of how the Lantern would look and who might have been in the suit.

We discussed recently how Snyder shot the scene at the end of Zack Snyder’s Justice League with Harry Lennix as Martian Manhunter after Warner Brothers forbid him using Green Lantern (likely due to the HBO Max GL series in development) in the movie (and how Ryan Reynolds was almost part of the movie) but now artist Jojo Aguilar- who worked on the movie – has revealed several of his characters he helped develop for the final movie and in there, along with Joker, Granny Goodness and Martian Manhunter is John Stewart’s Green Lantern, saying: “This was the best experience in my career working with [Zack Snyder]. I’ve worked a long time and by far he was the most professional, most personable, and Coolest! and thanks [Jay Oliva] for introducing me to him.”

We had reported a long time ago, before Whedon’s Justice League was released in 2017, that we had heard a Green Lantern was set to appear to Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and warn him that Darkseid was coming and if he would be interested in joining the Green Lantern Corp himself and it seems that it was Stewart that was set with that role.

From this description, it’s easy to see how it’s been replaced with the Manhunter scene (below).

We have also learned that Snyder had an actor in mind for the role.

Word is that Moonlight and Birdbox star Trevante Rhodes was the man for the gig – that’s him in the artwork at the top of the page.

Lennix, however, recently said that, as far as he was aware, he [Martina Manhunter] was set to appear WITH Green Lantern.

“All along I knew that I was going to be in it,” Lennix told LightCast, “It was going to be Martian Manhunter and John Stewart. J’onn J’onzz and John Stewart, as it were, in the movie. But then they made him [Snyder] take out that part.”

Lennix went on to say that his understanding was that it was John Stewart and not Bruce Wayne on the intended scene and, while this goes against what we know/heard already, it’s fair to say there was some back-and-forwarding over who would appear at the end of the movie.

Let me know if you’d like to have seen Stewart’s Lantern at the end of the movie or if you are happy with how it went down.

In Zack Snyder’s Justice League, determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman (Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions

Zack Snyder’s Justice League will debut on March 18th on HBO Max.

You can watch the full Martian Manhunter scene from Zack Snyder’s Justice League here:

Source: Fandomwire

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….