If it wasn't for the Writers' Strike of 2007, we may have already seen a Justice League film, featuring Armie Hammer as Batman. Ten years ago, Justice League: Mortal was in the works, with a cast including D.J. Controna as Superman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Common as Green Lantern, Adam Brody as Flash, and Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman. George Miller, who most recently directed Mad Max: Fury Road, was set to helm the picture, and though the film never made it past pre-production, as was the case with Superman Lives, the all important costumes were designed, and even tested out, by the cast!
Screenrant sat down with Armie Hammer recently, asking the Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Lone Ranger star if he had the chance to try out the Batman armor designed for Justice League: Mortal:
“Oh yeah, for sure. I put on the whole suit. Weta made our suit. It was all functioning. It had like carbon fiber, and it had like pistons and gears that would function. It was amazing! It was like a exoskeleton suit. It was really awesome. Uh…I don’t know if I was supposed to say all that."
A functioning suit with gears and pistons? From Weta? Sounds amazing, but more like the suit Ben Affleck dons in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice to fight the Man of Steel than the traditional Batman armor. Perhaps it was more similar to the suit seen in the video game Batman: Arkham Knight, with all those moving plates locking into place in almost an Iron Man fashion. Whatever the case, it is interesting to hear that a costume meant for film would actually have such moving parts, and be made of said materials, as Zack Snyder's armored suit in BvS was mostly CG. It was ten years ago, and Miller obviously has a love for practical effects whenever possible, so it would have been interesting to see it.
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Will we ever get that chance? Hammer added:
"By the way, who was I talking to…I think Quint, from Ain’t It Cool News. He’s got pictures.”
You've been called out, Quint. We want those pics!
Does Hammer's description of his potential Batman sound badass, or a bit misguided? Would you have wanted to see him in the role, beside this far younger Justice League cast? Let us know in the comment section below!
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