Director George Miller made his triumphant return to the cinematic spotlight with Mad Max: Fury Road. Before bringing Max Rockatansky back to the big screen, the director was involved with a Justice League movie that never quite made it to fruition.
The cast for Justice League Mortal — which was originally slated to hit theaters in 2009 — included Armie Hammer as Batman, DJ Cotrona as Superman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Adam Brody as The Flash, Common as The Green Lantern and Jay Baruchel as Maxwell Lord.
Now, according to Inside Film, renewed interest in the failed production is resulting in a documentary tentatively titled Miller’s Justice League Mortal from filmmakers Ryan Unicomb, Aaron Cater and Steven Caldwell:
“We wanted to get the story out there to help us to gauge interest,” says Unicomb, who has directed a number of short films including Gifted, co-directed with Jordan Bailey, which followed the rise and fall of the world’s first superhero, Guardian.
“I have always been fascinated with the project, which would be in the same vein as 2013’s Jodorowsky’s Dune and this year’s The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, about a Superman movie that Tim Burton was to direct in the 1990s.”
Justice League Mortal went into development in 2007, which was during the period Christopher Nolan was working on his Batman movies. Nolan allegedly was not happy with two versions of the Dark Knight appearing on the big screen at the same time. That along with that year’s writer’s strike and budget issues led Warner Bros. to pull the plug on the project.
Last year, stuntman Greg Van Borssum shared a photo from 2007, featuring Miller and most of the cast of Justice League Mortal: