Armie Hammer’s Justice League Mortal: Batcave And Cowl Revealed In A Concept Art.
Most of the fans saw the Justice League come together in DCEU’S Justice League (2017). Well, long before Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa and company delivered the DCEU’s divisive 2017 Justice League movie, director George Miller was involved in developing a very different take on the superhero team for DC and Warner Bros.
The movie was named ‘Justice League Mortal’. If the project had come out, it would-be first Justice League film, which would have brought together young versions of Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern and more. Things arguably got so far that actors began being cast for roles, with Hammer winning the part of Bruce Wayne, alongside Adam Brody as The Flash, D.J. Cotrona as Superman and Jessica Biel. Though, it was reported that she rejected the offer.
However, the 2008 writers strike caused delays on the film and WB ultimately decided to focus on more of solo movies and so scrapped Miller and company’s Justice League: Mortal.
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And, Justice League: Mortal stood alongside Tim Burton’s abandoned Superman Lives as one of superhero cinema’s great lost opportunities. Filmmaker Ryan Unicomb just shared an image of the cowl designed by New Zealand-based effects company Weta Workshop. These were for Hammer’s never-to-be-seen take on Batman in the scrapped movie. See the picture in the space below:
Don’t you think that the cowl is possibly the most reminiscent of the Batman look as created by DC comics artist and writer Alex Ross? By comparison, Affleck’s cowl from 2017’s Justice League goes much lighter on the sculpted facial expressions.
The Hammer mask looks way better than as of Ben’s. To be honest, the mask with its expressive furrows and tall ears would certainly have made an interesting impression on the big screen.
Not to mention that if Justice League Mortal came out in 2008, it surely would surely be ahead of MCU. I mean, if they continued DCEU from there.
Yeah, well, if Justice League Mortal had come out then, Aquaman and Wonder Woman’s popular iterations would never have existed. Yet, what’s done is done, we can merely imagine good or bad things about the programme.