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Two More Mad Max Sequels Will Eventually Happen, But It'll Be a Minute

Two More Mad Max Sequels Will Eventually Happen, But It'll Be a Minute
A few years back Mad Max and The Road Warrior director George Miller unleashed the fourth entry in the Max Rockatansky saga with Mad Max: Fury Road starring Tom Hardy as Max and Charlize Theron as the mighty Imperator Furiosa. And today we have word from Miller himself that two Mad Max sequels are still in development, including a film centering on Charlize Theron's Furiosa.

Specifically, George Miller says about his planned Mad Max sequels that have been tentatively titled Wasteland and Furiosa.

"There are two stories, both involving Mad Max, and also a Furiosa story. It seems to be pretty clear that it's going to happen."

Nice! Now I don't know about you, but I firmly belong in the camp that screams Mad Max: Fury Road is one of the most excellent motion pictures to hit the big screen in decades. In fact, along with Joel and Ethan Coen
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Early Batman and Flash Concept Art Surfaces For George Miller's Justice League Mortal

George Miller’s Justice League Mortal is one of those films that I wish would have been made. I would have loved to see how it would have turned out!

We’ve got some new concept art for the film that has surfaced and it shows us early concept art of Armie Hammer’s Batman and Adam Brody ‘s Flash. It gives us more of an idea of what they were thinking in terms of character design. When previously talking about the Batsuit, Hammer revealed:

“Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, they built a whole functioning suit that had hydraulics and worked and had microphones all through the suit so I could hear everything happening around m. 100 percent function because we had $300 million to do it, kinda like the budget we had on the movie"

He also talked about a fight between Superman and Wonder Woman in the film that would have
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Here’s How Martian Manhunter Could Have Looked In Justice League: Mortal

The tale of Justice League: Mortal is legendary amongst superhero film fans. Though DC lovers had to wait until 2017 to get a Justice League movie, they could’ve got one back in 2009 if Warner Bros.’ initial plans had gone through. Mad Max director George Miller was supposed to helm the all-star team-up film that would’ve beaten The Avengers to the punch by three years, but production issues ultimately stopped it from reaching cameras.

Over time, we’ve gotten some glimpses at how the characters could’ve appeared in the movie, such as Armie Hammer’s Batman, Megan Gale’s Wonder Woman and D.J. Cotrona’s Superman. However, we haven’t had a good look at what Hugh Keays-Byrne could’ve looked like as Martian Manhunter. Fan artist Spdrmnkyxxiii has now taken a stab at imagining what might’ve been though, creating a possible character design for J’onn J’onzz in Mortal.
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Armie Hammer wanted to embrace Batman’s darkness with abandoned Justice League Mortal movie

Some ten years before Zack Snyder (and Joss Whedon) assembled the Justice League, Warner Bros. enlisted Mad Max director George Miller to bring DC’s greatest superheroes together for a project titled Justice League Mortal.

The project was deep into pre-production when the studio ultimately decided to pull the plug on the movie, with Miller having assembled a cast that included Armie Hammer as Batman, D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Common as Green Lantern, Adam Brody as The Flash, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter, Teresa Palmer as Talia al Ghul and Jay Baruchel as Maxwell Lord.

Speaking to Maltin on Movies (via Dark Horizons), actor Armie Hammer has been reflecting on his brief flirtation with the Dark Knight, revealing that he was hoping to embrace the character’s darkness with his portrayal:

“I wanted this Batman character to be so dark. I was like look,
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What a Lovely Day! Mad Max Fury Road Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

“If I’m gonna die, I’m gonna die historic on the Fury Road!”

Mad Max Fury Road, the best movie of the 21st century so far, screens midnights this weekend (August 31st and September 1st) at The Tivoli Theater as part of their ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ Midnight Series.

Thirty years after writer/director George Miller led us all to believe his Mad Max franchise had run out of gas with Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, he resurrected the Road Warrior with a larger budget, a bigger crew, and more vehicles to destroy. Well worth the wait, Mad Max Fury Road, released last May, was pure dynamite, with enough wit and ingenuity to put all recent action films to shame. It richly deserved the six Oscars that it won and should have won the other four it was nominated for (especially Best Picture – Spotlight?!?!?!…..puh…leeeez!)

Not a sequel nor prequel nor reboot,
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New Fan Art Imagines Armie Hammer As The Dceu’s Next Batman

Flashback to 2007. In the midst of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, WB and DC were about to beat Marvel Studios to the punch. Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller had signed on to direct a Justice League film written by husband and wife duo Michele and Kieran Mulroney, subtitled Mortal.

Intended to be the start of a new franchise, the pic had even finalized its cast. D.J. Cotrona (Superman), Megan Gale (Wonder Woman), Common (John Stewart Aka Green Lantern), Adam Brody (Flash), Santiago Cabrera (Aquaman), Hugh Keays-Byrne (Martian Manhunter) and Armie Hammer (Batman) were all set to star, with production scheduled to take place in Australia.

Unfortunately, however, Miller’s superhero epic never made it to Sydney. The 2007-08 Writers Guild of America Strike and other troubles behind the scenes forced WB to abandon Justice League: Mortal and the rest, as they say, is history.

Over a decade
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New Justice League Mortal Concept Art Surfaces Offering a Better Look at Batman's Costume Design

Following the concept art of the whole Justice League team and photo of D.J Cotrona as Superman that we shared yesterday, a couple new pieces of concept art have been released for George Miller's Justice League Mortal. One of them gives us a better look at the costume Armie Hammer would have worn as Batman and the other gives us another look at Cotrona's Superman outfit. These come from DC Films Hub.

Twitter Exclusive | #Batman and #Superman concept art from #JusticeLeagueMortal

— DC Films Hub (@DCFilmsHub) March 21, 2018

It would be interesting to see what that Batman costume would have looked like in real life. I wonder if there's a test photo out there of Armie Hammer wearing it. It definitely has a different and interesting style.

Just in case you're curious about this film and the story it would have told, you
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Long-Lost Justice League Mortal Costumes Finally Unearthed

Long-Lost Justice League Mortal Costumes Finally Unearthed
Before Zack Snyder attempted to bring Justice League to the big screen and long before Joss Whedon Frankensteined together the version that eventually did hit theaters, Warner Bros. was developing Justice League Mortal in 2006, from the guy who brought us the world of Mad Max. The movie made it to the pre-production stage, but it was later canceled. Now, nearly 12 years later, we finally have our first look at what all of our heroes would have looked like under the direction of George Miller, and it's pretty cool.

As it turns out, George Miller's version of Justice League would have paid homage to the comics in a visual way. All of the costumes shown off here look like all of the characters just stepped out of a 90s comic. Except for Batman, these were pretty faithful to their four-color counterparts. The image is pretty low quality, but there was another
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See D.J. Cotrona as Superman in George Miller’s abandoned Justice League Mortal, new concept art of the full team revealed

Ten years before Zack Snyder (and Joss Whedon) assembled the Justice League in last year’s blockbuster, Mad Max helmer George Miller attempted to bring DC’s heroes together on the big screen with the ultimately aborted Justice League Mortal.

The film almost made it into production before Warner Bros. pulled the plug, with Miller having assembled a cast that included Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name) as Batman, D.J. Cotrona (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as Superman, Megan Gale (Mad Max: Fury Road) as Wonder Woman, Santiago Cabrera (Heroes) as Aquaman,Adam Brody (The O.C.) as Barry Allen, Anton Yelchin (Star Trek Beyond) as Wally West, Hugh Keays-Byrne (Mad Max: Fury Road) as Martian Manhunter, Common (Suicide Squad) as Green Lantern, Zoe Kazan (Fracture) as Iris West, Jay Baruchel (Knocked Up) as Maxwell Lord and Teresa Palmer (December Boys) as Talia al Ghul.

Over the years, we’ve seen
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Justice League Mortal Concept Art: Closer Look at Batman & Superman

New concept artwork for Batman’s and Superman’s suits for Justice League Mortal is revealed. Set to be directed by George Miller, the film boasted a long line-up of actors playing some of the most iconic DC superheroes such as Armie Hammer as Batman, D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Adam Brody as The Flash, Common as Green Lantern, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman and Hugh Keays-Byrne as the Martian Manhunter among others. Unfortunately, the movie was canceled due to budgetary reasons before principal photography even started.
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New Concept Art and Superman Test Photo From George Miller's Justice League Film

Before Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon developed Justice League for Warner Bors. Mad Max director George Miller was developing a Justice League film that was ultimately canceled. I would have loved to see what George Miller's version of the film would have looked like, but today we have a piece of concept art from Collider to share with you featuring the entire superhero team and what their costumes would have looked like.

Thanks to DC Films Hub, we also have a test photo featuring D.J Cotrona as Superman and I don't like the costume design.

As you can see, the design ditches the red underpants and boots. When previously talking about what George Miller was planning Cotrona told /Film:

"The best way I can describe it is: George Miller’s mind is so operatic and big and expansive, it’s a shame that the world didn’t get to
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DC’s 23 finest characters

Rob Leane Feb 23, 2018

As heroes and villains flock to London for a new exhibition at The O2, here's one writer's choice of DC's finest character...

DC Comics has given us many great characters over the years. And since their humble beginnings amongst those primary coloured panels and pages, these loveable heroes and loathe-able villains have grown to gargantuan levels of cultural significance. They’ve spread their (sometimes literal) wings to conquer TV sets, multiplexes, games consoles and toy boxes the world over.

And now, as these iconic characters prepare to take over The O2 in London for a massive exhibition (you can find ticket details right here), one nerdy journalist has been tasked with picking 23 of his favourites. Read on to see which characters I chose, and feel free to head to the comments afterwards to share your personal rundown of favourite DC characters...

23. Deathstroke

Deathstroke, aka Slade Wilson,
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New Art Reveals Batman as the ‘Mortal’ in George Miller’s Justice League

New artwork from George Miller’s failed 2009 Justice League: Mortal arrive giving us a glimpse of the planned Batman funeral scene. Long before the DC Films Universe existed, director George Miller already had a plan to bring DC’s premier team of superheroes to the big screen. But instead of straight-up assembling the characters, the shelved film was meant to be a bit more complicated with its story being an adaptation of Mark Waid’s Tower of Babel and based on the Justice League: Unlimited animated series. Gathering a pool of talented actors such as Armie Hammer as Batman, D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Adam Brody as The Flash, Common as Green Lantern, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman and Hugh Keays-Byrne as the Martian Manhunter among others, there was so much anticipation for the movie.
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Suicide Squad 2 shooting next year, cancelled Justice League movie details, Insane Lego set and more – Daily News Roundup

It’S Good To Be Bad Again

Although it was reportedly on the fast track over at Warner Bros., it looks like the sequel to Suicide Squad is some time off yet. According to Variety’s Justin Kroll, the director-less Suicide Squad 2 will go into production in fall 2018 following scheduling difficulties with Will Smith’s Aladdin and Gemini Man. Read more here.

King Praises It

Something that will be coming out very soon, however, is the adaptation of Stephen King’s It – and the man himself has been praising the film. “I had hopes, but I was not prepared for how good it really was. It’s something that’s different, and at the same time, it’s something that audiences are gonna relate to.” Read more of his comments here.


Justice League will finally be hitting cinemas in November this year, but it wasn’t the first attempt
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Wonder Woman Vs. Superman Fight Revealed in Canceled Justice League Movie

Wonder Woman Vs. Superman Fight Revealed in Canceled Justice League Movie
After many years of waiting, DC fans are finally going to get the live-action Justice League movie they've always wanted. We still don't know for sure if it's going to be as good as everyone hopes it will be, but fingers are crossed. As many DC fans likely know, director George Miller tried to get Justice League Mortal made in 2007 that ultimately fell apart. That movie was going to feature an epic fight between Superman and Wonder Woman, which Jay Baruchel, who was supposed to play the villain Maxwell Lord in the movie, has just dished some details on.

Jay Baruchel recently appeared on the Happy Sad Confused podcast in order to promote his movie Goon: Last of the Enforcers, which serves as his directorial debut. While speaking a bit about the canceled Justice League movie, which was officially titled Justice League: Mortal, he revealed the fight between Superman and Wonder Woman,
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Details Revealed on Wonder Woman's Big Intro and Her Brutal Fight With Superman in Justice League Mortal

Some more new details have surfaced for George Miller's canceled DC film project Justice League Mortal. The movie was supposed to be made back in 2009 and it would have been a very different take on the DC superhero team than what we are seeing now.

During a recent interview with Jay Baruchel on the Happy Sad Confused podcast. He was cast in the role of the villain, Maxwell Lord. During the podcast, he talked about his time on Justice League Mortal and shared a couple cool sounding scenes involving Wonder Woman (Megan Gale). One of those scenes involves her big intro in the film and the other featured a brutal battle between her and Superman!

When talking about her introduction, he explained:

"The first time you see Wonder Woman - the opening scene on Themyscira. It’s just her on top of a steed and she about half a kilometer away from a minotaur.
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Cancelled Justice League Mortal film would have featured a fight between Wonder Woman and Superman

Remember that Justice League movie that was announced way way back in 2007 with George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) at the helm? It was the film that had everyone confused at the time: would Christian Bale be Batman? Wait, it’s another Batman? Who is this Armie Hammer fellow (this was before he blew everyone away in The Social Network, of course)? The Dark Knight Trilogy was not yet done, but Warner Bros. was going all in on Justice League Mortal.

The movie was even 100% cast: The film had DJ. Cotrona as Superman, Armie Hammer as Batman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Common as Green Lantern, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman, Adam Brody as The Flash, and finally Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter.

Actor Jay Baruchel (This is the End, How to Train Your Dragon) was set to play villain Maxwell Lord in the film, and speaking with MTV’s Happy Sad Confused,
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Charlize Theron says Furiosa/Mad Max prequel might not be far away; unsure of Fast 9 return

Author: Scott Davis

Released to an almost euphoric reception back in the summer of 2015, Mad Max: Fury Road became something of an event and has become one of the great action films of the 21st century. Talk of a sequel has been mentioned ever since, but it may be the prequel that beats it to filming.

Speaking about the film and the prospects of a Furiosa-led prequel whilst promoting her new film Atomic Blonde, star Charlize Theron has been chatting to Variety about her excitement about potentially returning to the shaven-headed character and says that it may become a reality much quicker than expected.

In an interview with Variety, Theron said:

“I’d love to. There were three scripts. They were written as backstories to Max’s character and to Furiosa’s character. But at the end of the day, this thing lives and breathes with [director] George [Miller]. I think Warner Bros. knows that.
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Win Mad Max: Fury Road Black & Chrome Edition on Blu-ray

In the end, only the mad will survive when “Mad Max: Fury Road Black and Chrome Edition” arrives onto Blu-ray™ and Digital Download on May 15 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker George Miller (“the original Mad Max franchise”) and starring Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) in the title role and Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron (“Monster,” “Prometheus”) as Imperator Furiosa, “Mad Max: Fury Road Black and Chrome Edition” is the fourth film in the franchise’s epic history.

Now not only can you see the Academy Award®-winning “Mad Max: Fury Road” in its original theatrical version, you can also see “Mad Max: Fury Road Black & Chrome Edition”, in visually stunning black and white! Compare and contrast all the intensity and grit of both versions of the film in this 2-disc Blu-ray™ set and discover why mastermind director George Miller calls “Black & Chrome”, “The best version of the movie.
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Mad Max: Fury Road Black & Chrome - exploring its spectacular detail

Ryan Lambie May 16, 2017

In glorious monochrome, Mad Max: Fury Road's visual imagination is more plain than ever. We take a look at the superb Black & Chrome...

Many years ago, I once read in an old music book a simple truth that has stuck in my head ever since: a truly great song will still function even when stripped down to its basics. A soaring orchestral piece will still work even when played by a lone piano player; a catchy melody will sound appealing whether it's sung or whistled by a milkman.

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Theoretically, the same should go for a great movie: whether it's told for $100,000 or $100m, the story beneath all the technical stuff should still function if it's strong enough. This leads us, in a round-about way,
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