Though Zack Snyder’s Justice League is meant to be everything Snyder wanted the film to be, there were still some compromises done with WB—one of them being an appearance from Green Lantern John Stewart. Snyder had apparently shot the scene with an actor, before WB asked him to take the part out. We don’t have any updates on a GL appearance in the DCEU, but Snyder did reveal who he picked to be his GL in Justice League.
During Justice Con (via GVN), Snyder revealed that he had shot a scene with actor Wayne T. Carr as Green Lantern John Stewart. Here’s the post:
Zack Snyder confirmed during #JusticeCon that actor Wayne T. Carr was his choice to play the Green Lantern John Stewart.
Snyder shot the scene but WB asked him not to use the footage and instead they compromised on Martian Manhunter
— Geek Vibes Nation (@GeekVibesNation) April 18, 2021
“The actor who did the scene for us was a guy named Wayne T. Carr, and he’s an amazing actor, amazingly kind gentlemen.”
Originally, it was supposed to be the Lanterns (Stewart and Kilowog) who reveal themselves to Bruce Wayne at the end of the film, and the compromise with the studio was that they would have Martian Manhunter return instead.
Carr was said to be introduced to Snyder via Ray Fisher, and when he shot the scene, he was told that there was already a chance that it wouldn’t be in the movie. With the reveal though, you can bet that the relentless #RestoreTheSnyderVerse movement will now be bothering WB about making Carr the new GL.
— Wayne T. Carr (@WayneTCarr) April 18, 2021
Despite the excitement generated by Zack Snyder’s Justice League, WB has made it clear that they have ended Snyder’s story when it comes to the DCEU. We don’t know if they will eventually budge when it comes to the fans, but all this buzz online surely isn’t something they can just ignore. Hopefully when the pandemic dies down, they can come up with a better compromise that will please the fans and the creatives behind the films.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League is now available on HBO Max.