A new behind-the-scenes photo from Zack Snyder’s Justice League gives us a new look at the unused Green Lantern.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League dropped on HBO Max earlier this year, and although the official Director’s Cut of the much-maligned 2017 film stayed as true to the filmmaker’s original vision, there were parts from his plans that weren’t implemented into the finished product. One of the most intriguing omissions was the appearance of John Stewart, AKA Green Lantern.
The closing scene of Zack Snyder’s Justice League originally featured Green Lantern (Wayne T. Carr) meeting with Bruce Wayne/Batman (Ben Affleck) at his home. Warner Bros. Pictures rejected the idea given that they have other plans for the character in the future, so the scene was changed to use Harry Lennix as the Martian Manhunter instead.
On the same day that DC FanDome 2021 took place, #RestoreTheSnyderVerse trended on Twitter. In response to the trending topic, actor Wayne T. Carr shared a new behind-the-scenes photo of himself recording a scene as Green Lantern for Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Along with the hashtag mentioned above, he also tweeted #ReleaseTheAyerCut, calling for David Ayer’s original cut of 2016’s Suicide Squad to see the light of day as well.
Given that Zack Snyder’s Justice League seems to close the door on the Snyderverse at least for the time being, it will be interesting to see where the future of the DC Extended Universe explores the Green Lantern Corps on the big screen. We already know an HBO Max original series is currently in development, with actors Finn Wittrock and Jeremy Irvine attached to play Guy Gardner and Alan Scott respectively. In the meantime, the future of John Stewart remains a mystery.
Here is the synopsis for the Snyder Cut:
“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.”
The Snyder Cut stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, JK Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
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