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Adam Brody Praises George Miller’s Scrapped Justice League Film

August 16, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

George Miller’s Justice League film that never happened is the stuff of legend at this point, and Adam Brody says it would have been great. Brody, who was set to play The Flash in the film, spoke with Yahoo! and said that the film would have been a “classic.”

Miller’s film was tentatively called Justice League Mortal and would have starred Brody along with Armie Hammer (as Batman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Common as Green Lantern, and D.J. Cotrona as Superman. The movie had various production delays and was eventually scrapped in 2008.

“In hindsight, I should’ve been more bummed [at the time],” Brody said about the movie’s cancellation. “I really liked it. But I just kind of felt like, ‘No big deal. The next thing will come.’ And it kind of did, but it kind of didn’t. But nothing like that came along again … The script was really good. It’s not that it was revolutionary, and I’m pretty objective about this kind of thing, and I think I have a pretty good gauge of scripts. I thought the casting was right. Not just me, but everyone, tonally, was going to fit right.”

Brody eventually got his chance to star in a DC film, playing Super Hero Freddy in this year’s Shazam!. He said it was once he saw Mad Max: Fury Road that he really felt how good Justice League Mortal could have been.

“I was so excited to work with George Miller, because he was a legend, and he was very nice. At the same time, nobody — I didn’t have any idea, I bet Warner Bros. didn’t have any idea — what a f***ing badass he still was. Because he hadn’t made a live action movie in like 15 years. He had made Babe 2 and Happy Feet. Yeah, he’s like the Australian Spielberg, but who knows? Then you see Mad Max: Fury Road and you’re like, ‘Oh my God, he’s as fresh as anyone. He’s ahead of the curve. So in hindsight it hurts more, actually. Like that would’ve been a classic movie after seeing what he did.”