George Miller's Aborted 'Justice League' Is Getting a Documentary

May 26, 2015


Thanks to the immediate cult following and critical success of Mad Max: Fury Road, the modern associations of George Miller are no longer just talking pigs and dancing penguins. Turns out, the septuagenerian director can still absolutely kill it with an ensemble action film, and with knowing that slowly dawns the realization that, shit, the Justice League film he nearly shot might have been pretty great.

Of course, with Zack Snyder now preparing to send us down the darkest of Justice League timelines, George Miller's version will never be made--but some Australian filmmakers are hoping to show us just what could have been.

THR reports that, in the tradition of Jodorowsky's Dune, director Ryan Unicomb and producers Aaron Cater and Steven Caldwell are hoping to make a documentary about the aborted superhero film. Investors are said to be on board, but like fellow Superman-that-almost-happened film The Death of "Superman Lives", they may also turn to crowdfunding to help get this thing made.

As a reminder to what we're even talking about: Back in 2007, Warner Bros. announced that Miller would direct a film called Justice League Mortal. A cast was set, and included Armie Hammer as Batman, DJ Cotrona as Superman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Adam Brody as the Flash, and Common as Green Lantern, and a release was scheduled for 2009. But with Nolan's Batman still going at the time, the studio ended up pulling the plug, opting instead to see how this whole Marvel thing played out, and to needlessly make Green Lantern, before stumbling into their current, desaturated course.

There's not yet a timeline for when the documentary could be completed, but Snyder's Justice League, Part One will hit theaters in 2017 to remind you what George Miller's Justice League definitely would not have been.

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