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.