Despite Justice League Mortal never seeing the light of day, the film made quite a bit of progress before it was canceled, including bringing together a promising cast (including D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Armie Hammer as Batman and Jay Baruchel as villain Maxwell Lord) and a proposed budget of nearly $300 million. While it was previously known that Justice League Mortal would have seen Superman being psychically forced by Lord to fight his Justice League friends, new information suggests that the brunt of that fighting would have been with Wonder Woman herself.
While speaking with Happy Sad Confused (via Comic Book), Baruchel opened up on what Justice League Mortal would have had in store for fans, including the Wonder Woman V Superman fight, with Lord controlling the latter. Explaining how this would have worked in the film, Baruchel revealed:
“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, and there’s this big a** fight between him and Wonder Woman where he breaks her wrists.”
There is nothing I want to see more right now than this George Miller Justice League Mortal movie. I want/need this to be produced more than I need water to drink and ex-girlfriends to drunk text at 2AM. This is the movie we deserve.
We’ve beaten it to death but Batman V. Superman was a gigantic wasted opportunity in the introduction of Wonder Woman as well as the superheroes fighting each other scene that is crucial prior to the team up. There was no reason for Batman and Superman to want to murder each other and there was honestly no reason for Wonder Woman to show up in the end.
Brainwashing Superman and having him straight up break Wonder Woman’s fucking wrists gets the adrenaline going just thinking about it. You immediately raise the stakes when one hero isn’t in control of his actions and killing the other heroes is an actual possibility. Plus, Wonder Woman can actually stand in the ring with Superman andddd Batman is a regular ass dude who throws smoke bombs from his utility belt.
Superman vs. Wonder Woman and Justice League Mortal as a whole is the best movie we will never get to see. Life is hard.
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