With the new Justice League movie hitting the big screen this week, it is no real surprise that we are hearing a lot of talk about that Justice League Mortal movie, which looked like getting made over 10 years ago, with George Miller on board to direct, while the film had a very interesting cast too. Many fans often wonder what could have been with Justice League Mortal, with mixed opinions on whether it would have been a hit or not.
Hollywood hunk Armie Hammer had been cast to play the role of Bruce Wayne aka Batman in Justice League Mortal, which would have focused on a much younger group of superheroes, with the actor only being 19 at the time. While Armie has previously suggested that he was disappointed that Justice League Mortal never got made, he has now insisted that he is actually glad about it, as things have worked out for the better.
Hammer explained, "For a long time, I was like, ‘How great that could have been!’ As a 31-year-old who’s been through a lot since I was 19, I wouldn’t want to watch a 19-year-old Batman. I’d be like, ‘Who’s this spoiled rich kid who wants to play dress-up?’ I used to be upset we didn’t get to do it, but everything happens exactly as it’s supposed to."
He added, "I still have a lot of learning to do about this, and it’s a constant pursuit for me. If I had been that successful right out of the gate, I would have thought I already understood it all. I know that I wouldn’t have turned in a great performance, or even a good performance — it would have just been whatever. So I’m glad."
While it is fair to say that Armie Hammer does have a bit of a point here, we still feel that Justice League Mortal could have been an incredible movie for that time. Such a shame!