Justice League: Mortal has gone down in the history books as one of the more interesting superhero films that never got to see the light of day. The George Miller (Mad Max) vehicle was set to be an impressive clash of the titans, but instead it remains a giant “what if?” for fans – especially with the DC Extended Universe coming together over the next few years, starting with Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
There is a documentary planned to explore the behind the scenes of Justice League: Mortal pre-production and the vision that Miller was trying to bring to the big screen. Now, some images from the development of the film have surfaced and we can compare the Wonder Woman that could have been to the one that fans are about to get on the big screen.
We’re fortunate enough to have a look at the proposed costume, modeled by the woman who was to portray Wonder Woman, Megan Gale (Mad Max: Fury Road). The images were released on the official website of Australian photographer Mark Rogers (h/t CBM). Justice League: Mortal was originally set to film in Australia in 2008.
You can check out those images, below:
The costume from Justice League: Mortal certainly does bear some resemblance to the one being sported by Gal Gadot in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The corset-style tops are similar in color-tone and both have their own elaborate designs. The Batman V Superman version appears to be more plated with armor, while the Justice League: Mortal version has intricate stitch-patterns that almost have a celtic feel. The Mortal version also features a bright blue skirt lined with white stars, in homage to the original look of the character. The Gal Gadot version appears to be more of a departure, making her armor form the structure of a skirt.
The cast of the unproduced Justice League: Mortal film included Armie Hammer as Batman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Adam Brody as the Flash, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman, Common as Green Lantern, Jay Baruchel as Maxwell Lord, and Teresa Palmer as Talia Al Ghul.
Fans will no doubt be divided on which Wonder Woman costume they prefer, but one things is for certain, its fun to get these rare glimpses into what could have been. If director Ryan Unicomb’s Justice League: Mortal documentary can manage to get approval from Warner Bros, then fans can really get the inside look at what could have been. According to the official Facebook of the documentary, the release of these Wonder Woman images are in no way related to the documentary itself.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice opens on March 25th, 2016; Suicide Squad on August 5th, 2016; Wonder Woman on June 23rd, 2017; Justice League Part 1 on November 17th, 2017; The Flash on March 23rd, 2018; Aquaman on July 27th, 2018; Shazam on April 5th, 2019; Justice League Part 2 on June 14th, 2019; Cyborg on April 3rd, 2020; Green Lantern Corps on June 19th, 2020. Untitled Batman and Superman Solo Films will be coming at dates TBD.