Harry Lennix Has "Some Confidence" That He'll Appear In BATMAN VS SUPERMAN

Lennix, who played General Swanwick in Man Of Steel, talks to Collider about the reading from The Dark Knight Returns he gave at SDCC to announce Zack Snyder's Batman VS Superman themed sequel. Plus, he hints that he will likely reprise his role in that movie.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 12/3/2013


Harry Lennix not only played the role of General Swanwick in Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel, but when the director needed someone with enough gravitas to read a passage from Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns at Comic Con to herald the announcement of the sequel, he turned to Lennix once again. “Zack introduced me and the people understood what was coming,” the actor explains to Collider. “It was all in real time, and the audience was playing catch-up to the mysterious weight of this reading. Just to be a part of that and to really be going on auto-pilot was just surreal. It was like an out-of-body experience. I couldn’t see anybody out there, just because of the nature of the configuration, but I could feel them. It’s like having sonar. You could feel this wave of energy coming up, the lights black out, and then I went off stage. It was a once-in-a-lifetime thing. When’s the next time I’m ever going to be able to say that Batman and Superman are going to be in the same movie. That’s crazy!” When asked if doing the reading for Snyder guaranteed him a role reprisal in "Batman VS Superman", Lennix replied that he'd have done it "even if he was told they never wanted to see him again". But, he adds: “I have some confidence that I’m gonna be in the next installment.” I think Lennix did a great job in the first movie, so I'd welcome this - even just a brief appearance. How about you guys?
Source: Collider
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NightWatcher - 12/3/2013, 8:19 AM
Yeah He Better be in it.

It'll also be epic if he goes one on one with batman



ALegendaryPanda - 12/3/2013, 8:20 AM
Nice! I liked his character so I'm glad to hear that he might return.
NightWatcher - 12/3/2013, 8:20 AM
Ok, I just took it a little to far didn't I?
alibaboolal - 12/3/2013, 8:21 AM
Please be martian Manhunter. Please be martian Manhunter.
NightWatcher - 12/3/2013, 8:22 AM
@alibaboolal If ur Talking about martian being lennix, its not likely. But they should introduce him
batcheeks8 - 12/3/2013, 8:25 AM
Good, he was a solid character.
batcheeks8 - 12/3/2013, 8:26 AM
And yay for all the DC news :)
bazinga85 - 12/3/2013, 8:27 AM
I wish they hadn't killed off Dr. Hamilton, he was great.
SuperCat - 12/3/2013, 8:28 AM
If he's in it, I wonder if his character will trust Supes this time around.
ALegendaryPanda - 12/3/2013, 8:29 AM
Col. Hardy was pretty cool too but....you know...
DoubleDion - 12/3/2013, 8:33 AM
Where is DestroyAllTrolls? did he perish in his Epic battle to destroy all trolls?
DEVLIN712 - 12/3/2013, 8:33 AM
Grif
Shit, hat happened man?
DEVLIN712 - 12/3/2013, 8:34 AM
I always wanted Lennox for Darksied, he has the perfect voice for it
npamusic - 12/3/2013, 8:35 AM
this would be cool, I'd welcome his return. He had a big hand in Man of Steel, although I don't know what his role was specifically, was he a head general? I don't know.
npamusic - 12/3/2013, 8:37 AM
@Pasto I'm kinda upset they killed them both, the doctor was really starting to grow on me, then he died for literally no reason.

LITERALLY.

NO.

REASON.

dckizzle - 12/3/2013, 8:37 AM
Good actor would be cool if he was Martian manhunter
DEVLIN712 - 12/3/2013, 8:39 AM
I thought the only thing Lennox did as the General was stare down Supes?
eviltattooedguy - 12/3/2013, 8:40 AM
Can't wait for this movie! I never really was a superman fan until Man of steel. Can't wait to see Snyder's take on batman.
TheRealistStarLord - 12/3/2013, 8:41 AM
So many people like his character. What a surprise. Its a good thing actually.
MrDonut - 12/3/2013, 8:51 AM
I can see him working as an advocate of Superman's whilst simultaneously working as a rival to Sam Lane
SpectacularJoShFest - 12/3/2013, 8:56 AM
oh yeah cause he was the most important character in the movie.............yeah...i thought so
Sumitsjc - 12/3/2013, 9:00 AM
@DEVLIN712 yeah me too,but this one is also fine.
dougieisrollingthejays - 12/3/2013, 9:02 AM
Meh. I mean cool, wasn't that interesting. But its always nice to have the military in the film.
IUsedToBeThecase - 12/3/2013, 9:02 AM
Now the General will be in MOS sequel? Too many characters in one film. This should be a superman movie, SUPERMAN: ALONE
SauraLilvera - 12/3/2013, 9:04 AM
Maybe they'll let him curse this time...
Maestro - 12/3/2013, 9:15 AM
@omega

DC Day part deux!
thescarletspeedzter - 12/3/2013, 9:20 AM
MARTIAN MANHUNTER!!!!
ALmight - 12/3/2013, 9:21 AM
It would be kind of messed up if they made him read TDKR quote and not have him in the sequel. But his involvement did not move the story forward, Hardy staying alive would have made more sense.

I am looking forward to NOT seeing the following people in the sequel since they were pretty much death weight:

Jenny Jurwich, not to be mistake with Superman's pal Jimmy Olsen.



Steve Lombard... you know, the other guy who wasn't Perry.



Major Carrie Farris, not to be confused with Carol Farris and infamous for her "I think he is kind of hot" line.



"Man of Steel 2: Battle the Knight in the Darkness of Black Night at the Blackest Darkest Hour Within" could do without these guys.
Maestro - 12/3/2013, 9:28 AM

"Man of Steel 2: Battle the Knight in the Darkness of Black Night at the Blackest Darkest Hour Within"

Lol this title is hilarious.

thewolfx - 12/3/2013, 9:38 AM
He should be MM

And they can easily explain him not helping superman against zod n co.
BANEofExistence - 12/3/2013, 9:47 AM
Lennix > Agent Coulson

Man of Steel had an amazing supporting cast! From Faroa, Jax-Ur, Swanwick, Lombard, Hamilton and Hardy!
Manhunter - 12/3/2013, 9:57 AM
I think he would make a good Martian Manhunter. Remember that set photo of him all in a green suit? Every time I watch MOS I like to pretend his is J'onn. Adds to the suspense.
NeoBaggins - 12/3/2013, 10:13 AM
After that last scene in the film, I think he earned the right to stake claim in a continued role. If you don't think so, I really have to ask....



rabid - 12/3/2013, 10:27 AM
Shortsightedness!
He'd have made a better Lex Luthor.
supermarioworldE - 12/3/2013, 10:31 AM
How is Supes gonna demand his trust this time?

Crash an SUV?
MarkV - 12/3/2013, 10:40 AM
He had the worse line of the film:

"I don't know who they are, but I have a feeling they are about to make a dramatic entrance."

Who writes like that? Really? Is that guy working on the sequel too?
JorL5150 - 12/3/2013, 10:45 AM
my wife and i have religious differences.

she's a christian, and im the devil.

and i do NOT appreciate what gusto did to me.
Indy - 12/3/2013, 10:46 AM
I like him.
ALmight - 12/3/2013, 10:47 AM
This graphic should give General Swanwick a good case to keep trust Superman.



This is the graphic for Ferris's case to trust Superman



followed by

ALmight - 12/3/2013, 11:12 AM
@Pasto-Whatever do you mean? I agree 100% with Ferris.
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