Concept art from Justice League: Mortal reveals the best look yet at Armie Hammer’s Batman suit.
One of the most fascinating “lost” comic book movies is George Miller’s Justice League: Mortal, which would have seen Armie Hammer as Batman. Armie Hammer has spoken about trying on the costume while preparing for the film, saying “it was like an exoskeleton suit.” But now fans have got a glimpse of what might’ve been from Ryan Unicomb, backing up part of Armie Hammer’s description of the Justice League: Mortal Batman suit.
This concept never made it past the “discovery stage, ” but Unicomb mentions that his design featured an exoskeleton so that even if Armie Hammer’s Batman was injured underneath, he could still patrol as the Caped Crusader. There’s also a padded collar that would’ve protected Batman’s neck in Justice League: Mortal. It’s disappointing that Armie Hammer never got his chance to bring Batman to the screen in Justice League: Mortal, but it’s fascinating to imagine what might’ve been every time new information gets out. Take a look at the Batman concept art below.
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Happy #BatmanDay !! I’ve cleared the release of this concept image of The Dark Knight from #JusticeLeagueMortal for this special anniversary. The costume was a mixture of Kevlar and chain mail with a kind-of robotic exo-skeleton under his arms, legs and back designed to help Bruce fight crime even when his body was in its most broken state. Reflective paint over the eyes and chest would catch any available light, heightening his intimidating figure in the darkness. Thick padding around the neck would make sure no blows to the neck or throat would incapacitate him during battle. This was a concept that never went passed this initial “discovery stage” during development. #Batman #TheBatman
What do you think? Do you like Armie Hammer’s Batman costume for Justice League: Mortal? Let us know in the comments section!
As far as film adaptations go, Batman will next appear in the Matt Reeves movie The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson, which is rumored to involve multiple antagonists. An alternate version of Bruce Wayne will appear in this October’s Joker, portrayed by child actor Dante Pereira-Olson.
In addition to Armie Hammer as Batman, Justice League: Mortal would have also featured D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Common as Green Lantern, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman, Adam Brody as The Flash, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter, Jay Baruchel as Maxwell Lord and Teresa Palmer as Talia Al Ghul. Late Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin was also on board as Wally West.
A Justice League project was finally brought to the big screen by Zack Snyder years later. Here’s the official synopsis for that movie:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.