Is General Swanwick the Martian Manhunter?

I just found an interesting theory that says General Swanwick from Man of Steel is actually Martian Manhunter in disguise. (I know, I know, I’m slow).

Martian Manhunter, General Swanwick played by Harry Lennix

Martian Manhunter, General Swanwick played by Harry Lennix

There isn’t much to prove he is MM, but there are some interesting theories on how he could be him and why he is on Earth, and in disguise

: 1. Martian Manhunter, or J’onn J’onzz, is known for his shape-shifting abilities and when he shape-shifts to a human, there are times where he is a black male (but I won’t deny he shapeshifts into a white male as well).

2. General Swanwick could end up retiring, so General Lane could replace him, and then Swanwick would end up becoming detective John Jones.

3. His home planet was destroyed by an evil being, (maybe someone like Darkseid), so he found refuge on Earth and became a general – so he could help this planet if/when Darkseid (or other evil being) came.

4. There were some interesting set photos captured during Man of Steel that reminded some people of MM: MMinMOS5

(I’d like to point out that I do not know for sure if this is Harry Lennix because the photo is blurry, but it somewhat looks like him. Even if its not, the theory of him being MM can still be guessed…)

However we did learn that MM was definitely not in MoS…unless someone wiped my memory?! (nah) But there wasn’t anything in the movie that involved this mo-cap…unless I missed something…hmm… Honestly, I think it would be great if Lennix turned out to be playing John Jones/J’onn J’onzz/Martian Manhunter. He’s got a pretty awesome voice and I believe the acting ability to pull the role off. So what do you think of this theory? Is Swanwick the Martian Manhunter? Or all these fan theories just absolutely bonkers? But you know, we’re all just speculating…


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