Director and writer George Miller during his press junket for Mad Max: Fury Road in Australia, spoke about his regret of not bringing DC Comics films to Australia, mainly the Justice League movie he was working on in 2007 titled Justice League: Mortal, as that was the original plan for the film was to be shot in his country.
“I have regrets in that it would have been an opportunity to corral those films into Australia a little bit like they did with the Tolkien world in New Zealand (with theLord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies) and it made the NZ industry, I’m not saying DC in Australia would have been able to do (what Jackson achieved in New Zealand) but it would have gone a long way,” Miller said.
“That’s my biggest regret.
Justice League: Mortal was set to start production in Australia around 2007 and to be released in 2008 world-wide. The cast and crew were assembled with Armie Hammer as Batman, D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Adam Brody as Flash, Common as Green Lantern, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman, Teresa Palmer as Talia Al Ghul, Zoe Kazan as Iris Allen and Jay Baruchel as the villain Maxwell Lord.
Because the 2007-2008 Writers Guild Strike that hindered all of Hollywood, along with financial issues, the movie never took flight.