Mad Max Fury Road Director Wants to Finish Cancelled Justice League Movie

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In the legend of comic book movies that were never brought into development. Director George Miller’s planned “Justice League” is among the most buzzed-about.

Juctice League movie is getting a documentary
Justice League movie is getting a documentary

After the “Mad Max: Fury Road” became a commercial and critical hit, curiosity about his “Justice League” film was renewed.

George Miller Reflects on Canceled Justice League Movie

Director talks about Justice League documentary
Director talks about the Justice League documentary

Justice League Mortal had a cast ready to go. Including stars Armie Hammer (Batman), DJ Cotrona (Superman), Megan Gale (Wonder Woman), and Adam Brody (The Flash) on board. Warner Bros. declared openly the film in 2007 for a 2009 release.


A new documentary is being planned to put into work, about what the film would have been like. The documentary appears by an Australian director namely Ryan Unicomb. And the producers Aaron Cater and Steven Caldwell announced the undertaking via Inside Film. 

Unicomb told the site:

“We wanted to get the story out there to help us to gauge interest.”

“I have always been fascinated with the project, which would be in the same vein as 2013’s ‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ and this year’s ‘The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?”

Mad Max, Fury Road
Mad Max, Fury Road

However, the documentary team didn’t provide a timeline idea for their film. Or when it might be completed. While this volume of Justice League never shows up on the big screen. Warner Bros. has Justice League Part 1 scheduled to release in 2017. Along with Part 2 coming in 2019. Zack Snyder is directing both. The documentary would be the latest in a series of films that were never made. It will join this summer’s “Death of Superman Lives”, 2013’s “Jodorowsky’s Dune” and the forthcoming “Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four.”

Justice League cast
Justice League cast

Many rumors have remained for years about what ultimately knocked down the planned film. This had assembled a cast and a huge production and pre-production work from Weta FX before shutting down the production. Most editions of the story place the burden on a shift in Australian tax policy. Or on the ongoing Hollywood writers’ strike. Miller explained:

“I was attracted to it. But there was a writer’s strike looming. We had to cast it very quickly, which we did with Warner’s casting people. And we cast it 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 gotten through a new Australian government. But it was just too big a decision for them to make at 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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