George Miller Reminisces: Kubrick, Fury Road and Justice League

During his stint on The Hollywood Reporter’s interview series, The Hollywood Masters, the Mad Max creator gave some great insights into his career, creative process and things left undone. When touching on the latter, he gave a quick peek into the rise and fall of the ill-fated Justice League: Mortal. Featuring a JL roster of all the big’uns, George’s cast included Armie Hammer as Batman, Common as Green Lantern and Fury Road’s Megan Gale as Wonder Woman to name a few.

Here’s a shot with some of the cast and crew followed by Miller’s comments on the project:

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Justice League… 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.”
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Megan Gale as Wonder Woman. (Photo taken and released by Mark Rogers)

If you’re one of those who likes to see behind the scenes, a documentary about the failed production – probably like the one about Burton’s Superman Lives – is in the works.

Did we miss out? Or will next year’s Justice League film be everything we’ve been waiting for? Stop by our Facebook page and let us know which you would rather see!!

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