When is a #SnyderCut not necessarily “Cheating ” Cut? When Green Lantern is apparently involved. This is due to character inclusion – and specifically the of John Stewart incarnation, as played by theater actor Wayne T. Carr—Was one of the few things Zack Snyder shot for Zack Snyder’s Justice League that he was then asked not to be included in the final film. (A scene featuring Martian Manhunter appears in its place.) HBO Max has never given an explicit reason to ask everyone’s favorite room attendant to be cut, but the general assumption is that the streamer was afraid that it would come into conflict with its own plans for Green lantern feel.
Still, it’s nothing that a good hashtag does not solve, so when Carr tweeted a photo out in this week’s recording –including a shot of even rigged up to get the Green Lantern costume CGI on him—With the pound sign-driven call #RestoreTheSnyderVerse, the director himself was far too happy to join the chorus. Specifically, he posted his own photo (on Vero) of the footage showing Carr standing in what appears to be a driveway so he could be socially distant green screened in the part of the room that Stewart happened to be patrolling in Snyder’s vision for the stage.
As with pretty much everything Snyder does too late, though, there are some interesting streams of fan obsession running through this fun little back and forth. It’s not for nothing that Carr published his photo right after Finn Wittrock was thrown in Green lantern show—Or after social media began urging the series to use Stewart, a rare prominent black superhero in the DC cannon, and happily remembered from DCAU’s own Justice Leagueinstead of the buffoonic Guy Gardner. It’s not entirely clear what the #RestoreTheSnyderVerse idea entails, though – presumably a second Justice League indicated by the rock trailer plot elements included in Snyder’s version of the first? But people will definitely want it restored and with such zeal that they were willing to hit shift-3 on their keyboards to achieve it.