Down in Australia to promote “The Lone Ranger,” blond hunk Armie Hammer spoke with interviewer Marc Fennell during which the topic of George Miller’s abandoned “Justice League” project came up.
Hammer was slated to play Bruce Wayne/Batman in the project, and had gone as far as costume tests before the plug was pulled. When asked why the film fell apart, the forthright Hammer said:
“You guys had an election and changed your Prime Minister who then changed your tax rebate incentive program and then we had a writer’s strike in the U.S. so we couldn’t change anything in the script and everybody wanted to change things. So, it was just the perfect storm.
If what we were going for had happened, it would’ve been the perfect combination of the realistic grittiness of The Dark Knight mixed with the amazing detail and tactile nature of the Star Trek series.”
Asked if the opportunity were to come up again would he take it, Hammer doesn’t seem as keen on the idea:
“I don’t know man. That was before Marvel had crushed everything. It just doesn’t seem like it will be executed as well as Marvel has done.”