We haven’t had a real update on the upcoming Justice League Mortal film, which has been in utter turmoil for some time. Prior to the Writer’s Strike, director George Miller and Warner Brothers Pictures had been going back and forth on casting, whether or not to do go motion capture or live action, etc. For all we knew, the production was dead, but it made its triumphant return after the strike had finished.
Earlier this month, we reported that the film was expelled from Australia based on not being able to get a tax break from the Australian government, and was forced to move to Canada to complete principal photography. Today, our friends at Cinema Blend got a great casting scoop from a reader in British Columbia.
“I asked Brody to sign a napkin, and asked what he/they were doing here. They’re in BC to check out locations for their new superhero movie Justice League is Mortal. Brody pointed at Miller and said “George is our director”. He said he’s playing The Flash, Common is playing Green Arrow (or Lantern, one or the other), Armie Hammer (sounded like Arm and Hammer) is Batman, someone from “mad max” is Martian Man-hunter (didn’t catch the name) and Hayden Christensen is Superman. Brody also nodded to the woman to his right and said “she (he said her name but i didnt catch it) is in it too”. Oh, and they had lots of drinks.”
We had already known about Brody, Common and Armie Hammer and their roles in the movie, but Manikan Skywalker as Superman? That is certainly something monumental — monumentally bad, that is. It is no secret that Hayden Christensen is not a good actor, in fact, I believe his lack of ability is well documented. Did George Miller somehow miss Jumper? I have a feeling he did.
I am now considering this project to be officially dead. There is no hope. There is no turning back. Hayden Christensen as Superman is the final straw. Feel free to weigh in with your own opinions below.
Scoop Courtesy of Cinema Blend