Check out a cool look at what could have been as the Armie Hammer Batman cowl stands revealed from the defunct Justice League Mortal movie as well as the Batcave.
Armie Hammer was slated to play the Batman back in 2007/8 for director George Miller where things went so far as filming almost took place in Australia.
Things went sour during a writers’ strike and WB decided to pull the plug due to the high cost surrounding production.
An Aussie filmmaker shared the following images on Instagram.
“Since the world is in lockdown and I feel like we need an injection of some ‘cool sh-t’ into the community, here’s ONE of Armie Hammer’s cowls from Justice League Mortal – Be good and be safe y’all! Much love,” posted Ryan Unicomb.
Armie Hammer Batman cowl and Batcave from Justice League Mortal:
Since the world is in lockdown and I feel like we need an injection of some “cool shit” into the community. Here’s ONE of Armie Hammer’s cowls from #JusticeLeagueMortal – Be good and be safe y’all! Much love. ❤️ Made by @wetaworkshop #JusticeLeague #Batman #TheBatman #ArmieHammer #JusticeLeague #GeorgeMiller #WarnerBrothers #Cowl #Costume
Armie Hammer talks Justice League Mortal Batman
A couple of years ago saw Armie Hammer describe his Batman suit.
“They built a whole functioning [Batman] suit that had hydraulics and worked and had microphones all through the suit so I could hear everything happening around me,” Hammer revealed. “It was 100 percent functional because we had $300 million to do it.”
He also previously said:
“Oh yeah, for sure. I put on the whole suit. Weta made our suit. It was all functioning. It had like carbon fiber, and it had like pistons and gears that would function. It was amazing! It was like an exoskeleton suit,” he said. “It was really awesome.”
A few years ago also saw Hammer offer about the Batsuit and the DC characters in the flick:
“They’re pretty bad-ss… Did you see the Batsuit? With all the carbon fiber and… like mechanics and springs and pistons on it… What we did, and when we got down there [George] Miller was like, ‘We are going to push these DC people farther than they are even going to be comfortable with,'” said Hammer. “And then the DC people showed up and they looked around, and they were like [moves his head back and forth with a look of astonishment], ‘This is more than we are comfortable with, but we love it and you can do whatever you want.’ And then it just went even farther. It was great. Yeah.”
Hammer also previously talked about his Batman.
“It was darker… It was… You know it’s funny. It was pre-Christian Bale, but the Christian Bale Batman had a lot more in common with it than any of the previous ones like whether it be the George Clooney, the Michael Keaton, all those which were almost campy,” Hammer said. “This one is about a guy who is severely psychologically almost deranged. It was dark, and it was really intense. This guy had major trust issues, you know the whole thing. It was a great concept and a really cool idea.”
Justice League Mortal cast
In addition to Armie Hammer, cast in Justice League Mortal included DJ Cotrona (Superman), Megan Gale (Wonder Woman), Adam Brody (The Flash), Common (Green Lantern), Santiago Cabrera (Aquaman), Teresa Palmer (Talia Al Ghul), Zoe Kasan (Iris Allen), Hugh Keays-Byrne (Martian Manhunter) and Jay Baruchel (Maxwell Lord).
Worth a mention is that the recent Shazam! movie featured some of the cast as the superpowered versions of the children as DJ Cotrona played Super Hero Pedro, and Adam Brody played Super Hero Freddy.
Justice League Mortal concept art: