Just over a decade ago, George Miller was working on, and then ultimately was forced to abandon, the DC superhero team-up film “Justice League Mortal”. Development and pre-production were well underway but the crippling writer’s strike, changing currency values and the lack of a necessary tax credit fell through and the film fell apart.
The project was to have seen the likes of Armie Hammer as Batman, D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Common as Green Lantern, Adam Brody as The Flash, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman, Teresa Palmer as Talia al Ghul, Jay Baruchel as the villain Maxwell Lord and Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter.
This week, would’ve been Flash Adam Brody spoke with Yahoo about what could have been and says that everything about the project was really good, aside from the behind-the-scenes struggles that were out of their hands:
“The script was really good. It’s not that it was revolutionary, and I’m pretty objective about this kind of thing, and I think I have a pretty good gauge of scripts. It was very solid. I thought the casting was right. Not just me, but everyone, tonally, was going to fit right. I was so excited to work with George Miller, because he was a legend, and he was very nice.”
Brody says it wasn’t until Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” hit in 2015 that he truly realised what a great film the ‘League’ project could have been:
“Nobody – I didn’t have any idea, I bet Warner Bros. didn’t have any idea – what a f–king badass he still was. … Then you see Mad Max: Fury Road and you’re like, ‘Oh my God, he’s as fresh as anyone. He’s ahead of the curve. So in hindsight it hurts more, actually. Like, that would’ve been a classic movie, after seeing what he did and knowing the script, and knowing the actors involved, I think it would have been amazing.”
Brody also says that while he has continued to find steady work, nothing the size of that film has come along for him after that – the closest being his brief appearance in this year’s “Shazam” which recently hit home video. Brody will be seen later this month in “Ready or Not “.