While this November’s Justice League marked the first time that the JLA were united on the big screen, if things had gone differently, we could have had this movie a whole ten years ago. Directed by Mad Max‘s George Miller, Justice League Mortal would have starred the likes of Armie Hammer (Batman), Megan Gale (Wonder Woman), D.J. Cotrona (Superman), Adam Brody (Flash) and Common (Green Lantern).
Since it was unceremoniously cancelled, Mortal has become a subject of intense interest for fans who want to know what form this alternate Justice League would have taken. Thankfully, we’ve learned quite a bit about it in recent years and now, Hammer’s revealed some interesting new details on the pic while appearing on a recent episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast.
Speaking about what the movie involved, the actor describes what would have been an absolutely brutal fight between the Man of Steel and Diana Prince.
“Superman and Wonder Woman have or had the most brutal fight with each other that you have ever seen,” Hammer said. “And I mean it would be like when two superheroes actually fight. Like, They destroy multiple cities like by accident ’cause they’re just like, they don’t even see anything else other than like trying to destroy the other person in front of them and it was incredible. At one point they destroy an aircraft carrier by accident and then also the death count was going to be extremely high.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Hammer touched on another interesting plot point from the film, which involved Jay Baruchel’s Maxwell Lord turning people into cyborgs by putting nanobots into their food.
“Then at one point like he pushes a button that’s like activate and these nanobots literally like kill almost every person that has eaten his food and turn them into these like cyborgs,” the actor said. “Then all of a sudden you have to fight these nanobot humans who are now programmed to be like ‘kill all these guys.'”
It’s fair to say that Justice League Mortal would have been a totally bonkers movie, and while everything Hammer describes here may not have worked out in the end, we still wish we got to see that battle between a corrupted Superman and Wonder Woman. Admittedly, we did get to see the two square off briefly in Justice League, but if we’re being honest, this sounds a whole lot better.