One of the most important additions to the DCEU with the discharge of Zack Snyder’s Justice League was the reveal that the character of General Swanwick, performed by Harry Lennix, was truly the Martian Manhunter all alongside. While the Manhunter solely had a quick cameo within the film, followers responded positively to his look. When requested throughout Justice Con about showing in future DCEU tasks, Lennix instructed a detective film centered across the Martian Manhunter.
“It would be great to see him as a detective. There are some iterations where he is a detective. Even if he is still Calvin Swanwick by day. To actually have him do some detective type work where he can use his special skills. We can see that diplomacy can be a kind of superpower. When you are a member of a cabinet where maybe world-ending fights in the sky might not be the most effective or practical way to deal with it. He could use his skills as a detective and his intelligence to avoid or avert some kind of catastrophe”
In the comics, the Martian Manhunter is an extremely long-lived alien who has been caught on Earth for a very long time. Using his shape-shifting talents to dwell as totally different folks through the years, he makes use of his telepathy and different superpowers to resolve crimes in secret, earlier than making his public debut as a member of the Justice League.
As Harry Lennix factors out, although Swanwick is part of the Government, his shape-shifting talents may permit him to moonlight as a number of different characters as he makes use of his detective expertise to avert a disaster with out anybody in most people ever coming to know of it, as has occurred many instances within the comics.
The one downside is that the J’onn J’onzz lacks any recognizable villains to function in his solo film. But Lennix has an answer for that as nicely. According to the actor, he could be much less taken with taking up big cosmic threats than the Joker, performed by Jared Leto within the DCEU.
“I’d like to take on the Joker in some way, you know what I mean? I’d pick the Joker rather than those kind of other-worldly ones. The Joker is just a nutbag, who would be very interesting to take on.”
It stays to be seen if the calls to #RestoretheSnyderVerse permit for a film sometime that includes the Martian Manhunter going up in opposition to the Clown Prince of Crime in a gritty detective thriller.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Ray Porter as Darkseid, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and J.Okay. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. The movie is at the moment out there on HBO Max.