Seems Like JUSTICE LEAGUE MORTAL Would’ve Been Awesome
Splashinians, you may remember a time not too long ago, I call it 2007. There was an attempt at making a Justice League film once before, it was to be directed by George Miller, and it would be called Justice League Mortal. Yes, the one who directed Mad Max: Fury Road. Yes, he’s quite old. Moving on, the film would never see the light of day because that’s the way the cookie crumbles.
While not much was known outside of casting, Jay Baruchel (who was cast as villain Maxwell Lord), shed some light on a bit of what was to be. Sounds pretty interesting.
Just to refresh your memory, here is what the cast would’ve looked like:
- DJ Cotrona as Superman
- Armie Hammer as Batman
- Megan Gale as Wonder Woman
- Adam Brody as The Flash (He’ll always be The Flash to me)
- Common as Green Lantern
According to Baruchel, who spoke about the doomed project with MTV’s Josh Horowitz on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, it would have been like “Miller doing [Zack] Snyder … it was very tableau … they were paintings. And what the characters were doing had such teeth to it.”
In what would have been a pretty brutal battle, we would’ve seen Superman and Wonder Woman tussle:
“I turn him into full red-eye Superman, and then there’s this big ass fight between him and Wonder Woman, where he breaks her f—ing wrists and sh–.”
Sounds like Wonder Woman would’ve been pretty awesome as well. Here’s what Baruchel had to say about the first scene she has:
“The first time you see Wonder Woman, the opening scene on Themyscira, it was just her. It’s her on top of a steed and she stood about half a kilometer away from a Minotaur. The Minotaur has a battle-ax in his hand and she just rushes him. All the Amazons are there cheering her on, and she just beheads him. Gets off her steed and holds up the Minotaur thing — and doesn’t say a goddamned thing. I was like, ‘That’s the Wonder Woman I want to see!’ It would have been special.”
Sigh, if only we’d gotten a chance to read the old Justice League Mortal script. Call me nuts, but I like everything about it. Especially Adam Brody. Thoughts?