Only a few years back we were reflecting on what was happening to the directing talent of George Miller, with only Happy Feet on his CV and the glory days of Mad Max seeming to be well behind him.
2015 though has seen a good year for the talented director, with the return of Max in the shape of Tom Hardy, blistering with acclaim and awards and now everyone wants to see what Miller does next.
The one film it won’t be is a Justice League caper, with the franchise now in the hands of Zack Snyder, but Miller has been reflecting on his once planned Superhero film.
“I really was attracted to it. But there was a writers strike looming. We had to cast it very quickly, which we did with Warner’s casting people. And we cast it really quickly and we mounted it very quickly. And it depended on a start date and it depended on some basic rebate legislation that had just got through a new Australian government. But it was just too big a decision for them to make in the time. And that fell through and the whole film fell through. We almost got there. And it wasn’t to be. But that happens a lot, where films line up and the stars look like they’re aligning and they didn’t.”
.J. Cotrona was signed up for Superman, Armie Hammer was to play Batman, Megan Gale for Wonder Woman, and Adam Brody as The Flash.
Of course the fallen through plans meant that the franchise of DC Movies swung into the hands of a certain Mr Nolan and an actor called Bale, and the rest you say….is now history!