Most likely fueled by the rave reviews and box office success of George Miller’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ scuttlebutt regarding his aborted 2007 project ‘Justice League: Mortal’ has been kicking up at a remarkable rate. Just days ago, we reported that director Ryan Unicomb had plans to film a documentary about this movie that never was. Miller himself seems quite pleased with the prospect and has taken to Twitter to drum up excitement and publicity to hopefully push this documentary closer to reality.
First up, was an action rendering of Wonder Woman, who would have been played by Megan Gale:
— Miller’s JL – Doco (@JLdoco) May 30, 2015
First off, the Amazon Princess herself. She is clearly wearing what looks like a skirt. It’s possible the intention was to take the character back to her roots, as she appeared in her comic book debut. But more likely, it would have been a look inspired by Darwyn Cooke’s design for her from his miniseries ‘The New Frontier,’ with a gladiator-style skirt. Also, looking at the ‘Justice League’ artwork, in the lower left corner you see the phrase ‘7 Friends’, which was apparently the working title of this movie to keep things under wraps. It also reads “Ext[erior] Max Lord Control” meaning this skyscraper would have been the base for the film’s master villain, played by Jay Baruchel. Not sure why there would be a racing car falling from the sky, but I’m sure it would have made sense in the movie. Next up, Miller revealed this character design for Aquaman, who would have been played by Santiago Cabrera:
I’m not quite sure what to make of the coloration. Would Aquaman really have had green skin? Considering that the Martian Manhunter was also slated for inclusion in the movie ‘Justice League’, wouldn’t that have been redundant?
The “Crustacean Shell Armour” and long hair is quite reminiscent of the then-current ‘Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis’ comic series, which featured a younger, more savage character in the role of Aquaman. It also looks like the character would have been a little more fish-like, with the fins down the sides of his legs.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, as Miller has teased that he plans to release even more artwork if his push gains enough support. So check out his Twitter page for ‘Justice League: Mortal’ and share share share, if you want to see what the director had in store for Batman, Superman and the rest!
What do you think so far?
Source: Comic Book Movie