Everyone is anticipating Justice League which is set to release this coming fall. It is not the only version written for DC Films as George Miller was hired to direct his own Justice League story back in 2009. It would have showcased a huge fight between two of their bigger heroes.
Jay Baruchel interviewed with Josh Horowitz of Happy Sad Confused recently, and they discussed previous films he worked on. He brought up his involvement with Justice League Mortal in which he was cast as villain Maxwell Lord. Baruchel states that Wonder Woman and Superman would have had an epic battle.
“There’s a scene where Maxwell Lord brainwashes Clark and all of a sudden this guy’s got Superman as a weapon. But in order for me to do this – to get in to a Kryptonian brain – I start bleeding out of every f*cking orifice because it takes that much to get into the head of a Kryptonian. And then I turn him into Red-Eye Superman, there’s this big a** fight between him and Wonder Woman where he breaks her wrists.”
He continued to tell Horowitz what the fate of his character would have been if the film made it to completion.
“I die half way through the movie and my consciousness is uploaded into this mainframe, and evil computer,” he said.
Justice League Mortal was announce in February of 2007 after the Mulroney’s were hired to write the script for the movie. It was supposed to come after Batman as he decided he had had enough of the Metahumans. The Justice League would try to put a stop to him, but Batman’s robots would continue the work he couldn’t finish as they turned against him.
The writer’s strike in 2008 helped the film meet its untimely demise. Fans are still wondering how a film like that might have looked, and maybe some of the less popular ones that have been released lately wouldn’t have made it out.