With the commercial and critical success of Mad Mad: Fury Road, as well as the pending release of Batman v Superman, many people want to know about the previous George Miller version that was originally slated for release back in 2007. In case you didn’t know, Warner Bros was working on bringing the Justice League to the big screen in the previous decade. It seems that a new documentary will give us insight as to what happened.
The original film was set to star Armie Hammer as Batman, DJ Cotrona as Superman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Adam Brody as The Flash, Common as Green Lantern, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman, and Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter. When we look back on that cast, we can kind of be glad that it never happened.
Ryan Unicomb has teamed up with Producers Aaron Cater & Steven Caldwell and Writer/Author/Journalist/Film Commentator Maria Lewis to develop Justice League Mortal. A feature length documentary to reveal what happened behind Warner Brothers’ failure to launch the project.
Rumor has it that Warner Bros had Christopher Nolan version of Batman was already out there and didn’t like the concept of two versions of the capped crusader out there. When you think about it that would have been confusing for fans, especially since Marvel had yet to launch their shared universe with Iron Man.
The aspiration of the documentary is to feature never before seen artwork, interviews with some of the proposed cast and crew, and a behind the curtain look into “what really happened to bring the blockbuster to its knees”. The documentary plans to recount a non-biased view of the development, pre-production and untimely cancellation of the project as well as the long lasting effect it had on the Australian Film Industry.
The production is expect to begin this year and has no release date. It could be far enough out to come out after the release of the upcoming Justice League film that Warner Bros has slated. It would be cool to see what it would’ve looked like but I’m more confident with the current one than the pre-Avengers version.