ByMark Newton, writer at
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Mark Newton

With the massive critical success of Mad Max: Fury Road taking the world by storm, it seems that director George Miller could now do whatever he wanted.

However, there was a time not that long ago that he was forced to abandon one of the biggest superhero franchise movies. Justice League Mortal was supposed to be Warner Bros kickstarting of its DC comicbook franchise. However, the project, which was to be directed by Miller, collapsed just days before production was due to start.

Now, Australian filmmaker Ryan Unicomb plan to get to the bottom of the debacle in a new feature length documentary tilted Miller's Justice League Mortal.

Miller's project certainly had a large all star cast, including Armie Hammer as Batman, DJCotrona as Superman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Adam Brody as The Flash, Common as Green Lantern, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter and Jay Baruchel as Lex Luthor. As it turns out, I imagine many DC fans are quite glad some of these casting choices never made it to fruition, but I'm sure there are also those who would have liked to see what Miller could have done with a superhero movie.

Little material exists for Justice League Mortal (with the exception of the above crew photo) and one of the main aims of the documentary is to reveal some never before seen artwork and production elements. Furthermore, interviews with the cast and crew will hopefully elucidate why Warner decided to pull the plug at the last minute, as well as the effect the cancellation had on the Australian film industry.

The film is currently in development and hopes to begin filming this year.



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