It appears Armie Hammer has few regrets that he didn’t get to play Batman in cancelled comic book movie Justice League: Mortal. Back in 2007, Warner Bros. put Justice League: Mortal into development, and hired Mad Max creator George Miller to direct. Despite all of the key roles being cast and a large amount of pre-production being completed, raising costs and the studio’s unhappiness with the script led to the project being canned shortly before filming.

Since then, various details about Justice League: Mortal have been revealed, with some fans feeling the movie was a missed opportunity. The film was always intended to be separate from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight movies, with Armie Hammer being cast as a younger version of Bruce Wayne/Batman. In addition to Hammer, Common was cast as Green Lantern, D.J. Cotrona as Superman and Anton Yelchin as The Flash.

Related: George Miller Reflects On Cancelled Justice League Movie

In a new interview with Vulture, Hammer opened up on his feelings about the doomed project, and how he thinks he was simply too young to do the character justice.

For a long time, I was like, ‘How great that could have been!’ As a 31-year-old who’s been through a lot since I was 19, I wouldn’t want to watch a 19-year-old Batman. I’d be like, ‘Who’s this spoiled rich kid who wants to play dress-up?’

Armie Hammer in Call Me By Your Name Armie Hammer Relieved Justice League Mortal Never Happened

Armie Hammer in Call Me By Your Name

Despite his initial regret over Justice League: Mortal’s cancellation, he feels everything worked out for the best.

I used to be upset we didn’t get to do it, but everything happens exactly as it’s supposed to. I still have a lot of learning to do about this, and it’s a constant pursuit for me. If I had been that successful right out of the gate, I would have thought I already understood it all. I know that I wouldn’t have turned in a great performance, or even a good performance — it would have just been whatever. So I’m glad.”

Justice League: Mortal is definitely one of the most intriguing unmade comic book movies of all time. George Miller proved once again with Mad Max: Fury Road that he’s a master when it comes to action scenes and world-building, so it would have been great to see him tackle iconic characters like Batman, Wonder Woman and Martian Manhunter.

Almost a decade later, the League has finally been united for Zack Snyder’s new movie. While the film is obviously a totally different vision from George Miller’s, at least fans will finally get a chance to see the Justice League in action on the big screen.

Next: Things You Didn’t Know About The Cancelled Justice League Movie

Source: Vulture

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