Armie Hammer Looks Back On Preparing For Justice League Mortal
Back in 2008, when The Avengers was just an idea, Warner Brothers seem to have the upper hand on the superhero game by having a Justice League movie in place. George Miller was set to direct the film, which would have brought together DC’s biggest stars. However, due to the writers strike and some serious budget concerns the film was scrapped.
The film was going to star some seemingly unknown actors at the time. D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Armie Hammer as Batman, Common as Green Lantern, and Adam Brody as The Flash rounded out the major five characters for the film. While most of the cast has had some success in their careers, the stand out is obviously Hammer, who has had roles in major films like The Social Network and this summer’s upcoming blockbuster The Lone Ranger.
While talking with news.com.au about The Lone Ranger, Hammer went into some detail regarding what it was like preparing for the film, which was scheduled to be shot in Australia. “It was amazing to be able to spend three months in Australia and work and hang out and train and learn martial arts and stuff,” he explained.
However, he would not get to put that training to use. Said Hammer, “There was a day when we were all specifically called in for a meeting with and at the time they said; ‘Bring your script and any notes you have’. We were like; ‘You want us to bring all of our stuff? Script and notes? Oh, that is not good’.” Not good indeed, as the film was immediately shut down and all we are left with are the stories from the actors and creators.
Hammer, who was 19 at the time of his casting, says looking back on he was a little relieved. Going to say at the time he didn’t necessarily have the tools to take on a role of that magnitude.
His name has popped up a few times again in recent casting rumors for the inevitable Batman reboot that will coincide with WB trying take another run at getting a Justice League movie going. Hammer has refuted the claims, but you never know. For the latest on all thing DC movie related make sure to check back here at Comic Book Therapy.