Check out Justice League Mortal concept art and storyboards by Tani Kunitake and Steve Skroce!
With the success of George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road, and the upcoming The Justice League Part 1 movie in 2017, it's time to look back at the superhero movie that never got made.
Back in 2007, Warner Bros had plans to make a DC superhero team film called Justice League: Mortal.
Australian director Ryan Unicomb is trying to get a documentary together about Miller's abandoned Justice League film. Over the weekend they released a few pieces of never-before-seen concept art from the film through their Twitter account. In addition, storyboard artist Steve Skroce posted some storyboards on his Facebook page. We don't know all the artist's names, but we know Tani Kunitake was one of them.
Tani Kunitake and Steve Skroce are professional concept and storyboard artists who've worked on Hollywood movies like The Matrix (1999), The Avengers (2012) and V for Vendetta (2006).
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It would have been directed by George Miller and wouldn't have starred Brandon Routh as Superman or Christian Bale as Batman. Instead, they cast D. J. Cotrona as Superman and Armie Hammer as Batman. They were looking for a much younger cast. Megan Gale would have played Wonder Woman, Common was cast as Green Lantern, Adam Brody was Flash, Jay Baruchel would have been Maxwell Lord, Santiago Cabrera would have been Aquaman and Hugh Keays-Byrne was cast as Martian Manhunter, The rumored plot would have had "villainous businessman Maxwell Lord and cyborgs called OMACs (One-Man Army Corps)" take over humans and turn them into "killing machines."
It's important to remember that in the early stages of a film literally hundreds of concept designs are done and most are unused. We're only seeing a handful and they may never have been used. They can tell us the direction the film-makers were headed though.
Aquaman by Weta Workshop
Max Lord Control by Tani Kunitake
Princess Diana flies through Themyscira by Unknown
Superman Fights Wonder Woman by Steve Skroce
Steve Skroce said, "I'm seeing a lot of art from the cancelled George Miller Justice League film so here's a few boards that I did for the film. It was incredibly fun drawing the DC comics characters which I hadn't had the opportunity to do until then. It's Wonder Woman versus Superman ( they have their reasons, mind control!)"
Learn more about Tani Kunitake at his IMDb page and Steve Skroce's amazing portfolio at his Facebook page.
Click on the links if you want to see more of Tani Kunitake and Steve Skroce's work or Justice League Mortal artwork on my blog.
Via Comic Book (Joe ComicBook) and DC Comics Movie (Eric Curto)
What do you think of the concept art and storyboards? If you've seen Justice League Mortal what do you think of the ?
Official Justice League: Mortal Summary
Directed by George Miller
Starring D. J. Cotrona, Armie Hammer, Megan Gale, Common, Adam Brody, Jay Baruchel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Zoe Kazan, Santiago Cabrera, Stephen Tobolowsky
Planned Release Date: Summer 2009
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