Read the Script For the Planned ‘Justice League’ Movie!
If you’re one of the people who think Batfleck is a bad thing (for the record, we disagree), just remember to tell yourself, it could’ve been worse. Back in 2007, pre-production began on a ‘Justice League‘ movie that would’ve cast D.J. Cotrona as Superman, rapper Common as Green Lantern and Armie Hammer as Batman, with Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy never happening.
The film never happened, for various reasons, but now if you’re curious what a ‘Justice League’ movie could’ve looked like, you can read the script for the movie right now. (Warning: you’ll have a newfound appreciation of ‘Avengers,’ the ‘Dark Knight’ and ‘Man of Steel‘ after reading this.)
So, no, this script is not very good. It’s not entirely surprising given it was written during the writers strike that resulted in some seriously crapped movies (see: ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’), but, to be fair, this was also back in 2006 when ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ was one of the biggest movies of the year and ‘Iron Man’ was still two years off. The superhero movie landscape has changed a lot since then.
Directed by George Miller (‘Mad Max’), the film would’ve starred Armie Hammer as Batman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Adam Brody as The Flash/Wally West, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter, Teresa Palmer as Talia Al Ghul, Zoe Kazan as Iris Allen, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman, Jay Baruchel as Maxwell Lord and Common as Green Lantern.
If you want to read the ‘Justice League’ script for yourself, you can download it here and then be glad that Warner Bros. is taking their time with the reincarnated ‘Justice League’ movie to make sure they get it right this time.