Read George Miller's Leaked 'Justice League: Mortal' Screenplay!

Armie Hammer and D.J. Cotrona were set to star as Batman and Superman. The project never got off the ground due to the writer's strike and a ballooning budget.

Read George Miller's unproduced screenplay for Justice League: Mortal
Read George Miller's unproduced screenplay for Justice League: Mortal
While fans impatiently await any news regarding Warner Bros.' potential DC Comics superhero ensemble Justice League, we may have the next best thing, the full screenplay for George Miller's unproduced Justice League: Mortal.

Back in 2007, George Miller was hired to write and direct Justice League: Mortal, which, despite Batman Begins and Superman Returns already being released, was not set to star Christian Bale as Batman or Brandon Routh as Superman.

The story was to be set in a separate universe, with Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger) as Batman, D.J. Cotrona (G.I. Joe Retaliation) as Superman, Adam Brody (The O.C.) as The Flash and Megan Gale (Mad Max: Fury Road) as Wonder Woman. The story also featured Aquaman (Santiago Cabrera), Wally West (Anton Yelchin), The Martian Manhunter (Hugh Keays-Byrne), Maxwell Lord (Jay Baruchel), Talia al Ghul (Teresa Palmer), Iris West (Zoe Kazan), Alfred Pennyworth (Stephen Tobolowsky) and John Stewart/Green Lantern (Common). The plot was influenced by three major comic book arcs, JLA: Tower of Babel, Superman: Sacrifice, and Crisis on Infinite Earths #8.

Production never got under way, due to the Writer's Guild of America strike in the fall of 2007, a budget that was escalating past the $200 million mark and changes that were made to Australia's film tax credit system.

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Comments (7)

  1. Mka47

    hahahahaha stephen tobolowsky as alfred?!

    1 year agoby @mka47Flag

  2. Corey W.

    Adam Brody as Flash? I would have dug it.

    1 year agoby @coreyFlag

  3. Sean

    This would have been a awesome movie, if were to have happened when it was supposed to, but D.J. Cotrona as Superman? NO WAY! that would have been a terrible choice! Thank god Henry Cavill got that role for Male of Steel. If there will ever get to be a Justice League movie, I really really hope that Henry Cavill will play Superman again in it as he did in Man of Steel.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  4. Nick C.

    Honestly, I think I would've liked Common as Green Lanturn(only one out of these casting choices I could get behind). Then again back in 2007, and pre-Hell On Wheels, I probably wouldn't have felt the same way

    1 year agoby @knightmare90Flag

  5. Bane5000

    thi script was leaked a few months ago, read it on another site...but yeah they do have some sh*t casting for this movie, especially the villain...Whos really gonna take whiny voiced Jay Baruchel as a threatening Max Lord LoL

    1 year agoby @bane5000Flag

  6. Joshua Hollaway

    WTF is up with that sh*t cast? Geez this movie wouldve sucked

    1 year agoby @Joshua-HollawayFlag

  7. Ownsin

    Thank god that never happened! horrible casting...

    1 year agoby @ownsinFlag