Once upon a time, Mad Max maestro George Miller was supposed to direct a project titled Justice League Mortal for Warner Brothers. In the days prior to the launch of the DC Extended Universe with Man of Steel, Miller's Justice League flick was going to feature actors like Armie Hammer as Batman and Common as Green Lantern.
Before long, the 2008 Writers Guild of America strike came to be and Justice League Mortal found itself on the chopping block. Ten years later, Hammer's speaking up about the role he was slated to playing, calling it a "truly psychotic take" on the Caped Crusader.
Speaking with /Film, Hammer revealed he wanted his take on Bruce Wayne to be the darkest moviegoers have ever seen.
“I wanted this Batman character to be so dark," Hammer reflected. "I was like look, no one – and this was George’s idea as well, this was really in the script – but no one ever really shows how truly psychotic this man has to be. Like this is a guy who chooses to put on a costume, in all black, and
Hammer described Wayne as a borderline schizophrenic guy who is only comfortable while wearing the cowl.
"So even in times when he would be sitting around, like let’s say he had his
Back in 2016, Miller went on record saying he was "attracted" to the project but it fell apart because of the quick time Warner Brothers had to put everything thing together in.
"I really was attracted to it," Miller said. "But there was a