In 2007 George Miller signed on to direct a live action Justice League movie titled Justice League: Mortal. Armie Hammer was cast as Batman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Common as Green Lantern, Adam Brody as The Flash, Anton Yelchin as The Flash (Wally West), Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman, and Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter. However, the movie never made it into production and it was canceled about a year later due a denied tax rebate and the writer’s strike.
Jay Baruchel was cast as the villain Maxwell Lord, and on this week’s episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast he dished about the movie that never was. Baruchel explained how far along in production they were before everything that canceled. They were literally days away from shooting. He said the movie was based on the Infinite Crisis comics, and even went into some cool story details involving Superman and Wonder Woman. Listen to Baruchel talk about it all around the 42:13 mark in the audio player below.
SOURCE: Happy Sad Confused