Anton Yelchin becomes Wally West, aka The Flash, in concept art for the canceled movie Justice League Mortal.
Back in 2007, Mad Max franchise director George Miller was going to set forth and bring the world the first live-action Justice League film on the big screen, titled Justice League Mortal. The DC team-up already had its cast in place and came very close to filming before production was shut down indefinitely.
The cast had some very intriguing names in it, most notably Armie Hammer. The actor, who has been a fan-favorite choice for Ben Affleck’s Batman replacement since the Batman v Superman star’s recent exit from the DC Extended Universe, was actually going to play the Caped Crusader for George Miller’s Justice League Mortal. Another incredible piece of casting was Anton Yelchin, who was going to play Wally West, aka The Flash.
Fans can finally get a peeek at various costume designs for Anton Yelchin’s The Flash in Justice League Mortal, which you can check out in the Instagram post from user devinscott64 below.
View this post on Instagram
Concept art for The Flash (Wally West). From the cancelled film Justice League Mortal, who would’ve been portrayed by the late Anton Yelchin (Rest in Power⚡️) #JusticeLeague #JLA #JusticeLeagueMortal #TheFlash #WallyWest #AntonYelchin #ScarletSpeedster #TheFastestManAlive #KeystoneCity #Speedforce #DC #DCComics #DetectiveComics #DCUniverse #WarnerBros #BehindtheScenes #ConceptArt
Although Justice League Mortal never came to fruition and fans never got to see Anton Yelchin as The Flash, there are currently two iterations of the Scarlet Speedster in live-action. On the small screen, The CW’s The Flash is nearing the end of its fifth season with Grant Gustin as the titular hero. On the big screen, Ezra Miller has played The Flash briefly in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and as a much larger role in 2017’s Justice League.
Ezra Miller’s The Flash solo movie has gone through some rough production of its own, with various directors and writers boarding and abandoning the project over the course of several years. Recently, it was announced that Ezra Miller would be joining forces with comic book writer Grant Morrison to develop a new screenplay for the film.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Justice League Mortal as soon as more information becomes available. Would you have liked to see Anton Yelchin play The Flash? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
The next DC film headed to the big screen is Shazam!, starring Zachary Levi as the titular superhero. Check out the film’s cast and synopsis below:
Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, and Djimon Hounsou.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).
Shazam! will be released in theaters on April 5, 2019.
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.