Most of you will remember way back in 2008, when it seemed like we were going to get a Justice League movie, in the form of George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. The movie was all in place, with a cast all signed on and ready to go, before the writer's strike ended up forcing the entire project to be scrapped. Now, D.J. Cotrona, who was cast as Superman in Justice League: Mortal, has opened up about the project, claiming it would have been on a similar scale to that of the Lord of the Rings films.
Cotrona explained, "That was a long slog. We were playing with that for about a year. That was during the writer’s strike time and it started and it stopped. That was a big bummer. I was really, really excited to work with George Miller and the script was really, really good. The stuff that Weta was doing was amazing. It’s just a shame that we didn’t get to finish that because it was going to be really, really cool [...] It was a damn shame that we didn’t get to finish that."
He added, "I promise you that it would have been amazing. It would have been incredible. The scale of this was fantastical. It was a Lord of the Rings scale. It would have been really cool. I did the Justice League thing the wrong way. I read too much on the internet. You can’t do that."
D.J. continued, "The internet is the devil. Or the internet is not the devil, the comment boards are the devil. Believe me, I’ve been on the opposite side on there, too saying, “You can’t let that guy be that character!” But really [in the case of Justice League] it was Weta, Weta, Weta, Weta, Weta. They are amazing and they can make anybody look like anything."
While D.J. Cotrona was cast as Superman, Justice League: Mortal would have seen Armie Hammer as Batman, Adam Brody as The Flash, Common as Green Lantern, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Hugh Keays-Byrne Martian Manhunter, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman, Teresa Palmer as Talia al Ghul and Jay Baruchel as Maxwell Lord.
Would you have gone to see a Justice League movie with this cast?