George Miller Talks Justice League Mortal


The Mad Max Fury Road director talks about the Justice League Mortal movie that almost happened

Next Year, we will finally get to see a real Justice League movie on the big screen. But that almost happened 7 years ago. Justice League Mortal was a movie set to be made directed by George Miller, who recently revived his Mad Max franchise. Armie Hammer would’ve been Batman, Adam Brody was the Flash, Jay Baruchel was Maxwell Lord, etc. But the writer’s strike of ’08 heavily derailed the film and Warner Bros. seemed to just lose interest in getting Justice League Mortal made. Why? Well George Miller talked about it with The Hollywod Reporter.

"That was, oh, seven years ago, I think. And there was a really great script. And Warners said, “Let’s do it. Let’s do a Justice League.” I really was attracted to it. But there was a writers strike looming. We had to cast it very quickly, which we did with Warner’s casting people. And we cast it really quickly and we mounted it very quickly. And it depended on a start date and it depended on some basic rebate legislation that had just got through a new Australian government. But it was just too big a decision for them to make in the time. And that fell through and the whole film fell through. We almost got there. And it wasn’t to be. But that happens a lot, where films line up and the stars look like they’re aligning and they didn’t."

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Honestly doesn’t sound like much of an explanation. It more sounds like whoever was in charge of decisions at the time just had a short attention span. They were all over Justice League Mortal until something else shiny distracted them and they didn’t care anymore. There is a documentary on what happened with Justice League Mortal in development so hopefully it’ll provide some more in-depth answers. In the meantime, part one of the Justice League movie we are getting is due out November 17th, 2017.