George Miller Discusses Canceled ‘Justice League’ Movie

Principal photography on Zack Snyder’s Justice League movie is slated to begin in just a few months, but as you may already know, it’s not the first time that Warner Bros. have been in this position. Back in 2007, the company hired Mad Max: Fury Road helmer George Miller to direct a movie called Justice League: Mortal from a script by Kieran and Michele Mulroney. However, the superhero ensemble project was eventually scrapped, due to a writer’s strike amongst other things.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Miller was once again asked about the failed project, which was slated to hit theaters sometime in 2009. The director discussed the pre-production process that went into the movie and shed some light on why it never happened. Here’s what he had to say:

That was, oh, seven years ago, I think. And there was a really great script. And Warners said, “Let’s do it. Let’s do a Justice League.” I really was attracted to it. But there was a writers strike looming. We had to cast it very quickly, which we did with Warner’s casting people. And we cast it really quickly and we mounted it very quickly. And it depended on a start date and it depended on some basic rebate legislation that had just got through a new Australian government. But it was just too big a decision for them to make in the time. And that fell through and the whole film fell through. We almost got there. And it wasn’t to be. But that happens a lot, where films line up and the stars look like they’re aligning and they didn’t.

Having read the script, I think that it would have been cool to see Miller’s version of the Justice League come to life. What about you guys? What do you think? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.