While it would be easy to point to Marvel Studios as the sole inspiration for the current wave of big screen superhero team-ups, you actually have to look a bit farther back than 2008’s Iron Man. One year prior, Warner Brothers put a Justice League film into production and hired Mad Max: Fury Road mastermind George Miller to bring it to life. Then, a month before the film was set to go into principal photography, the studio pulled the plug.
Miller’s film, titled Justice League Mortal, has been the focus of much fascination ever since. Questions of what could have been have long haunted the fan community and now, they’re finally going to be answered thanks to Australian director Ryan Unicomb.
Along with producers Aaron Cater and Steven Caldwell, Unicomb plans on making Justice League Mortal the focus of a new documentary, in the same vein as 2013’s Jodorowsky’s Dune and this year’s The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?.
Tentatively titled Miller’s Justice League Mortal, the doc will tell “an unbiased account of the project’s development, pre-production and cancellation, as well as the impact on the Australian film industry.” This will be achieved through interviews with the cast and crew and an examination of never-before-seen artwork and costumes. Unicomb already has private investors lined up, but may turn to crowdfunding sites to augment the costs (which greatly helped director Jon Schnepp, as seen by his successful Kickstarter campaign for The Death of Superman Lives).
Justice League Mortal was written by husband and wife duo Michele and Kieran Mulroney, and had a cast that included Armie Hammer as Batman, Adam Brody as The Flash, D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Common as Green Lantern, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman, Teresa Palmer as Talia al Ghul, Jay Baruchel as Maxwell Lord and Fury Road‘s Immorten Joe himself, Hugh Keays-Byrne, as Martian Manhunter.
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Source: Inside Film