All eyes are on director George Miller lately, as his latest film, “Mad Max: Fury Road“, is considered by fans and critics as one of the best action movies of all time. One of the many reasons why it received generally positive reviews is because over 80% of the stunts and practical effects are real.
The same could be said of his “Justice League” movie that was abruptly cancelled by Warner Bros. for no particular reason. Originally slated for release in 2009, the film was supposed to begin its principal photography in late 2007. At that time, a lot of details were kept under wraps.
As previously reported, a documentary about the abandoned project is in the works, with Australian filmmaker Ryan Unicomb attached to helm. Titled “Miller’s Justice League Mortal”, the documentary will feature some never-before-seen artwork and interviews with the cast and crew of the original project.
Budgeted at $220 million, it was supposed to star Armie Hammer as Batman, DJ Cotrona as Superman, and Megan Gala as Wonder Woman. Additional cast include Adam Brody as The Flash, Common as Green Lantern, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman, Teresa Palmer as Talia Al Ghul, Zoe Kasan as Iris Allen, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter, and Jay Baruchel as Maxwell Lord.
Though the movie never saw the light of the day, the official Twitter account of the documentary decided to reveal several pieces of concept art from the abandoned project:
The official Twitter account further shared the concept sculpt of DC Comics superhero Martian Manhunter, who is also the member of Justice League.
Check it out:
This is the first time that the artworks of the original movie were ever revealed to the public and fans are certainly hoping to see more of it.
The documentary plans to showcase “a non-biased recount of the development, pre-production, and untimely cancellation of the project”. The cancellation’s long lasting impact on the Australian Film Industry will also be recounted in the documentary, which will be produced by Unicomb, Aaron Cater, and Steven Caldwell. Journalist Maria Lewis is currently attached to pen the script.
No release date has been set yet, but the documentary is currently in development and may begin filming later this year. Warner Bros’ upcoming 2-part “Justice League” movie will be released in cinemas on 17th November 2017 and 14th June 2019 respectively.
What do you think of the concept art? Do you think the movie could have been a smashing success if it hadn’t been cancelled? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.