The Newest Hollywood Trend? Documentaries About Superhero Movies That Never Got Made

We'll take a cast photo, from this point forward nothing can possiblie go wrong.  Uh, possibly go wrong.
We’ll take a cast photo, from this point forward nothing can possiblie go wrong. Uh, possibly go wrong.

Unlike my fellow Gabbing Geeks Jenny and Watson, I never got to see the new documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? complete with a director Q&A.  Mainly because I was about 3500 miles away from the theatre the night they went.  Anyway, I’ll catch the movie soon when it hits the Blu-Rays and other consumable outlets.

But that potential Nic Cage/Tim Burton collaboration wasn’t the only Superman related movie to come oh so close and fall apart.  Way back in 2009, Warner Bros and DC were on the verge of making a Justice League film starring Armie Hammer as Batman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Adam Brody as the Flash and Common as Green Lantern.  Obviously this film never happened.  But why?

Well, in the same vein as Jon Schnepp’s Superman Lives documentary, director Ryan Unicomb has begun work on a documentary of his own to unravel what happened to the movie that was to be known as Justice League Mortal.

What makes this announcement all the more interesting and timely is that the would be director of the film would have been George Miller, who is currently enjoying quite a bit of critical and commercial success with Mad Max: Fury Road.

I’m looking forward to seeing both of these, and the inevitable 2021 documentary Crisis: What The Hell Happened To The Shared DC Film Universe.

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