Martian Manhunter’s previous has lengthy performed a pivotal function within the occasions of Supergirl. The character has grow to be a surrogate father for Kara Danvers, and his expertise has been invaluable to them on their missions. Nonetheless, now it seems just like the present will quickly honor the real-life historical past of the telepathic inexperienced loner, as Supergirl has reportedly tapped Justice League voice actor Carl Lumbly to painting the daddy of J’onn J’onzz. And his arrival will make the Manhunter rethink his outsider standing on Earth. Supergirl govt producer Andrew Kreisberg defined:
Carl Lumbly will probably be becoming a member of as J’onn’s father. Initially, he is so wonderful. J’onn has at all times felt like an alien. He spent 300 years on Earth and he is at all times felt completely different, and different, and felt folks have been afraid of him, and has at all times needed to conceal who he actually was. The irony is he turns into reconnected together with his father and his father thinks, ‘Oh my God, you have gone so Earth-man.’ So for J’onn, it is this realization that he isn’t fairly the alien that he thought he was, and what meaning to him, and if we’re reconnecting together with his Martian heritage, how necessary is that to him?
Per Andrew Kreisberg’s feedback to EW about Carl Lumbly’s involvement on Supergirl, the usage of an actor inextricably linked to the character’s heritage will assist J’onn look at his heritage. As soon as believing himself to be a whole outsider on Earth, this encounter together with his father (named M’yrnn J’onzz) will profoundly have an effect on the inexperienced hero and make him reevaluate all the things that he thinks he is aware of about himself. That stated, what that particularly means for the path of the season stays to be seen.
So far as DC superhero iconography goes, Carl Lumbly arguably deserves to face alongside the likes of Kevin Conroy’s Batman. He has constantly voiced the character ever because the traditional Justice League cartoon, reprising the function a number of instances in Justice League Limitless, Justice League: Doom, and even the Injustice: Gods Amongst Us online game.
Check out a clip from the iconic Justice League cartoon under to take a look at a few of Carl Lumbly’s greatest work as Martian Manhunter for your self.
That is removed from the primary time sequence in The Arrow-verse has enlisted a DC veteran for the function of a supporting character. The Flash employed former Barry Allen John Wesley Shipp to painting Henry Allen and Jay Garrick, and Supergirl has constantly utilized icons from the Superman nook of the DCU, equivalent to Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher. Though Martian Manhunter typically would not get to take heart stage fairly as a lot as different members of the Justice League, together with Carl Lumbly on Kara Zor-El’s upcoming run of episodes is a good way to honor the legacy of the character.
Supergirl will kick off subsequent week’s Arrow-verse premieres when Season 3 debuts on Monday, October 9 at eight p.m. ET on The CW. Should you’re at present looking out for extra info associated to the remainder of the exhibits set to debut this fall, check out our fall TV premiere guide and fill out your television-watching calendars accordingly!