George Miller’s action magnum opus, Mad Max: Fury Road, is currently up for Best Picture and Best Director Oscar nominations. When it was announced a few months back that Miller may direct Man of Steel 2, everyone got super excited. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be as Miller denied those rumors.
In 2007, Miller was ironically attached to direct another DC film, Justice League. Things didn’t pan out, however, and now that two-part superhero crossover is being directed by Zack Snyder. Miller’s film was to be entitled Justice League: Mortal, starring Common as the Green Lantern, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, and Armie Hammer as Batman.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Miller opened up about his Justice League movie that never was.
“That was, oh, seven years ago, I think,” Miller said. “And there was a really great script. And Warners said, ‘Let’s do it. Let’s do a Justice League [movie].’ I really was attracted to it. But there was a writers strike looming. We had to cast it very quickly, which we did with Warner’s casting people. And we cast it really 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 got through a new Australian government. But it was just too big a decision for them to make in 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.”
Snyder’s first Justice League movie is set to come out on November 17, 2017. Meanwhile, we’re still waiting for Miller to announce a new Mad Max.