The failure known as Justice League Mortal discussion thread

Discussion in 'Justice League World' started by TheWatcher, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. TheWatcher

    TheWatcher Dapper

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    Some interesting questions

    -Why cast a 6'5 Batman with a 5'9 Batman?
    -Jay Baruchel as anybody?



    Does anybody have any pictures or descriptions of the suits?
     
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  2. BH/HHH

    BH/HHH You Are My World

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    I would love more info on this film, I know if you google it you can find a really long script review. I have to agree I don't get a 6'5 Batman way too big, if anyone should be 6'5 its Superman.
     
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  3. chamber-music

    chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    Armie Hammer gave an interview to about Justice League Mortal
     
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  4. bullets

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    It was going to end with Batman breaking the villains neck on live television(news cameras). Similar to MOS I suppose. I'm glad this never happened.
     
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  5. Nemeres

    Nemeres Easy, miss. I've got you.

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    It's hard to say what would have happened, the casting was obscenely weird and the script a messy mess.

    But I don't see it as a "dodged bullet" necessarily. It had its share of good stuff in it... mainly the framework for the story. The OMAC Project and Tower of Babel are pretty smart choices of source material. It'd be easy to approach a JL film as formula: "Let's do this Independence Day with superheroes, alien invasion, heroes band together, big fight at the end, go!" This was instead taking the particular elements of the DC Universe - the characters' personalities, world views, etc - and creating conflict around it. No alien invasion needed. The spark of the story is Batman's paranoia, and him developing contingency plans against each member of the JL in case they should turn rogue. That's very Batman, and it inevitably pits him against the ideals of Superman and the rest of the JL. It makes it so that this is a story that can only be told with these DC characters, and it's a pretty intelligent approach to a JL movie. Also, (spoiler) Flash's death and goodbye to his wife are a total gem. That moment would have made the film.

    Not to mention costumes made by Weta. Total fanboy ***** at the thought. Between 2006 and 2013 there was nothing worthwhile from DC in theaters, besides the TDK trilogy (which would have kept being made regardless). This would have been something. What's funny is it probably would have created a divide between Batman fans: realistic Nolan Batman vs. more fantastical JL Batman. But I stand by it: with some work and different casting, it could have been quite cool. Not ideal, but cool enough.
     
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    From when MM:FR got those insane reviews, I said we'd hear something more about JL:M based on the actual JL movie coming in a few years and the renewed interest in Miller. I'm glad to be right :D. This better happen because I need to see shots of the actors in costume.
     
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    Aquaman

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  10. bapi

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    Wonder Woman action scene

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  11. bapi

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    Martian the Manhunter

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  12. bapi

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  13. batboy99

    batboy99 BTVS

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    Cant see it
     
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  15. Silvermoth

    Silvermoth Avenger

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    Gosh I can't help but wonder what we missed. I love Greek myth
     
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  16. Mysteryman

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    Interesting that he talks about a 300 million dollar budget.
    Who Knows?
    Maybe Justice League Mortal would have found itself in the exact same position box office wise as JL does now.
     
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  17. Blackman

    Blackman C'mon Son

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    Ive read the script. It's out there.

    It's not very good. There's very little action until the last 1/4, Batman's character is pretty terrible (both in comparison to the comics/other interpretations and just in general), some of the dialogue is really cheesy, villains aren't great especially Talia. Also it just feels weird being plopped into what feels like a middle of the story. I mean it's still the story of how the JL forms; but they all know each other, except for Flash, and the team dynamics aren't very interesting or strong. On top of all of that, it's stupid to adapt Tower of Babel (not very well I might add) for the first JL outing. I've used this comparison before, it's like if the first Avengers or even first MCU film was based on Civil War

    It's not a dumpster fire, but it's not that good either. I know after Fury Road came out a lot of people had revisionist history saying JLM would've been good. If it followed the script that leaked it wouldn't be up to snuff
     
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  18. guitarsingerguy

    guitarsingerguy Who am I?

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    Holy crap...I can't believe how bad the Superman suit looked. If the others were gonna be that bad...we dodged a bullet.
     
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    guitarsingerguy Who am I?

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  20. Lead Cenobite

    Lead Cenobite Exquisitely Empty

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    If the suit was going to have trunks anyway, might as well have made them red. The boots too.
     
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  21. Milk Tray Guy

    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    Having blue trunks does seem pretty pointless :funny:
     
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  22. Willi Berg

    Willi Berg On The Run

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    I've posted this before but since this topic keeps coming up...

    A friend was working at Fox Studios here in Sydney for JL:Mortal's archive department at the time. He was kind of left in limbo when it was put on hold, so spent a lot of time waiting and complaining about it on Facebook! I figured it was for JLM and managed to get that out of him. I coaxed some more info. out of him at the time, and only after JLM was shelved. Here is the bulk of the email conversation we had (his side) from back then:

     
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