Long-lost behind the scenes pics from aborted 2000s Justice League flick

Long before the era of Zack Snyder and Batfleck, another Justice League movie almost made it in front of the cameras — before it flamed out spectacularly in preproduction. Want a peek at what could’ve been?

Cram-packed with hot young talent circa the mid-2000s, the film would’ve been directed by George Miller and run parallel with Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy and Bryan Singer’s recently released (at the time) Superman Returns.

The massive cast was already assembled and the film was on the verge of shooting in Australia, but budget overruns and the writers strike derailed proceedings and it became one of those mythical projects that never actually happened. Now some new behind-the-scenes pics show just how close it was before the studio pulled the plug.

Some new pics showing the cast assembled (and partying it up) have leaked online via fight choreographer Greg Van Borssum. The pics show virtually the whole gang: Armie Hammer (Batman), Adam Brody (Flash), D.J. Cotrona (Superman), Megan Gale (Wonder Woman), Santiago Cabrera (Aquaman), Hugh Keays-Byrne (the Martian Manhunter), Teresa Palmer (Talia Al Ghul), and Jay Baruchel (Maxwell Lord).

Do you think this motley crew would’ve made a good Justice League, or do you have more faith in Snyder’s vision?

(Via Comic Book Movie)

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