Friday, June 05, 2015

Justice League: Mortal Concept Sketch


Post-Mad Max: Fury Road, a new generation of movie fans are realizing what a filmmaking genius George Miller is. To that end, there are now a bunch of articles following up on Miller's aborted Justice League 2008 movie, tentatively/horrendously titled Justice League: Mortal.

Supposedly, this is a character sketch of what Aquaman (who was to be played by Santiago Cabrera) would have looked like. If this is legit, it's interesting to consider how closely Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman concept of the Sea King ended up following Miller's: the ornate armor/shirtless combo, the long hair, and the overall getting away from Arthur's blonde, blue-eyed American visage.

This article on Den Of Geek gets into the details of the movie, and why ultimately it didn't happen. Another interesting thing to consider is, if this film had been made, Warner Bros./DC would have gotten their movie world building off the ground before Marvel!


(h/t: F.O.A.M.er Daniel Cynical Adams)


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"If this is legit, it's interesting to consider how closely Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman concept of the Sea King ended up following Miller's: the ornate armor/shirtless combo, the long hair, and the overall getting away from Arthur's blonde, blue-eyed American visage."

Well, this Arthur is shown blond on the concept art ;)
I think I like the JLM design better than the B v S: DoJ one.

The water hand would have been interesting, both on the visual and power aspects.

I have the feeling that if that movie had been made, it would have benefited Aquaman's public image a few years earlier than in Earth-Ours continuity (we wouln't have to wait for Brave and the Bold and Geoff Johns'series)

Earth 2 Chris said...

Justice League: Mortal sounded far too rushed together, plus it conflicted with Superman Returns (which at that time was still supposed to get a sequel) and Batman Begins (which had a sequel in development). Until all this recent hoopla, I honestly thought the whole thing may have been a smoke and mirror move by WB just to get interest going in their DC properties.

I hate to be negative, but I like this Aquaman much better. It still looks like Aquaman. Sure, they "angst" him up a bit, but the basic Aquaman is underneath.

Chris

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