This November, DC Entertainment will see the release of Justice League, and comic book diehards are naturally stoked about the flick. The feature will team up Batman and Wonder Woman with the likes of Aquaman and more - but this is not the first time Warner Bros. has tried such a thing. Back in 2009, Justice League Mortal was well into development with Armie Hammer cast as Batman. And, now, the actor is revealing details about his would-be suit.
Speaking with ScreenRant, Hammer sat down recently to chat about his work with Cars 3. It was there the star was asked about Justice League Mortal, and Hammer said the film got far enough in that he even tried on his own Batman suit.
“Oh yeah, for sure. I put on the whole suit. Weta made our suit. It was all functioning,” Hammer explained.
“It had like carbon fiber, and it had like pistons and gears that would function. It was amazing! It was like a exoskeleton suit.”
Justice League Mortal went into production back in 2007, but the film ultimately fizzled out due to poor planning. George Miller was the man tasked to helm the film, but the director bowed out when plans went south. Miller, who went on to direct Mad Max: Fury Road, has spoken about the DC’s film public fallout in past interviews.
“There was a really great script. And Warners said, ‘Let’s do it. Let’s do a Justice League.’ 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,” Miller explained.
“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.”
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on a story by Snyder and Terrio, and stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.