Justice League Mortal

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Justice League: Mortal
Directed by George Miller (Film)
Ryan Unicomb (Documentary)
Produced by Barrie Osbourne
Written by (Miller) Kieran Mulroney
Michele Mulroney
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
(Miller) Unreleased
(Unicomb) TBA
Country (Miller) United States
(Unicomb) Australia
Language English
Budget (Miller) $220 million

Justice League: Mortal is both an abandoned 2009 superhero film, based on the DC Comics characters Justice League, to be directed by George Miller with a script by Kieran and Michele Mulroney, and an upcoming 2016 documentary on the film, directed by Ryan Unicomb and produced by Maria Lewis and Aaron Cater.


The documentary will detail the troubled production of Miller's film.

The film itself would revolve around Batman, dissatisfied with metahumans in the world, creating an army of robots to replace the Justice League, only for it to backfire and result in a legion of evil AI robots bent on world domination.


Justice League: Mortal[1][edit]


  • TBA


Original film[edit]

In February 2007, Warner Bros. hired Kieran and Michele Mulroney to write a script for Justice League Mortal,[2] which they handed in that June to positive feedback from the studio.[3] George Miller signed to direct in September 2007, while the studio hoped filming would start before the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike. In addition, the studio was considering filming Justice League Mortal completely in motion capture, similar to Beowulf.[4] Barrie Osbourne would produce,[5] with a $220 million budget.[6]

Filming was supposed to start in February 2008,[7] in Australia, where post-production would also be conducted.[8] Some shooting was to take place at Sydney Heads, while local colleges were scouted.[5] But in January 2008, Warner Bros. announced the film was on indefinite hold, allowing an options lapse for the cast. The studio felt the script needed perfecting, which was impossible because of the writer's strike.[9] As soon as the strike ended, Warners wanted to start filming in mid-April 2008.[10] They were still adamant for a mid-2009 release date,[11] and hoped to have filming start in mid-July 2008.[12] In February 2008 it was announced that production would go to Canada, despite Miller's wishes to keep production at Fox Studios Australia.[6] Warner Bros. still faced the possibility of a June 2008 Screen Actors Guild strike. The Mulroneys went back to rewrite the script for Warner Bros. and Miller's approval.[10] On March 19, 2008, the title Justice League Mortal was announced, and it was finally official that Australia would not be housing the production of the film. Miller explained, "A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Australian film industry is being frittered away because of very lazy thinking. They're throwing away hundreds of millions of dollars of investment that the rest of the world is competing for and, much more significantly, highly skilled creative jobs."[13]

Marit Allen was originally hired as costume designer, but she died in November 2007.[14] Weta Workshop took over costume designer, a decision which opens the possibility of their sister company, Weta Digital, doing the visual effects.[15]


The film was announced on May 25, 2015.[16] Later, on July 17, 2015, three teaser posters depicting Batman, Superman and Green Lantern were released. The project is a co-production between Purryburry Productions & Caldwell Entertainment.[17][18]

Video game[edit]

There was a video game planned for release alongside the film. Going by the same name as the film, it was planned to be a third-person brawler similar to the Green Lantern video game. It was planned to be released around 2009, and the hopes were pretty high for the game. However, as the film faded into obscurity, so did the video game. No known evidence of what the game was about or any playable demos have surfaced online, but there are some screenshots of the game online.


  1. ^ "Justice League: Mortal - The DC Superhero Movie You Never Saw". Den of Geek. April 3, 2016. Retrieved September 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ Pamela McClintock; Ben Fritz (2007-02-22). "Justice prevails for Warner Bros.". Variety. Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  3. ^ Pamela McClintock (2007-06-15). "Justice League film gets script". Variety. Retrieved 2008-03-14. 
  4. ^ Diane Garrett (2007-09-20). "George Miller to lead Justice League". Variety. Retrieved 2007-09-20. 
  5. ^ a b "Sydney mooted as location for Megan Gale's Wonder Woman flick". The Daily Telegraph. 2008-02-20. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  6. ^ a b Garry Maddox (2008-02-25). "Unhappy feet may flee Sydney". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  7. ^ Andrew Hornery (2008-02-09). "Gale is lassoed for film". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  8. ^ Michaela Boland (2007-11-30). "Australia awaits decisions". Variety. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  9. ^ Michaela Boland (2008-01-17). "Australia denies killing Justice League". Variety. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  10. ^ a b Michael Cieply (2008-03-01). "A Film's Superheroes Face Threat of Strike". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  11. ^ Diane Garrett (2008-02-26). "Warner Bros. to serve Justice in '09". Variety. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  12. ^ Michael Fleming; Pamela McClintock (2008-02-27). "Film greenlights in limbo". Variety. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  13. ^ Garry Maddox (2008-03-19). "Mega movie refused rebate". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  14. ^ "Costumer Marit Allen dies at 66". Variety. 2007-11-30. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  15. ^ Tom Cardy (2008-01-07). "Weta triumphs in clash of the superheroes". The Dominion Post. 
  16. ^ http://if.com.au/2015/05/25/article/Feature-doc-planned-on-aborted-superhero-pic/UXZFCYXBIZ.html
  17. ^ http://www.flickeringmyth.com/2015/07/first-posters-for-george-millers-justice-league-mortal-documentary.html
  18. ^ http://www.supermansupersite.com/0717226.html

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