Australia could have been the next superhero epicenter, according to director George Miller.
George Miller has told The Australian he regrets that his 2007 Justice League film never made it to screen.
Miller was planning his film shortly before Peter Jackson’s blockbuster Lord of the Rings trilogy came out of New Zealand. While it may not have done for the Australian film industry what Lord of the Rings did for its New Zealand counterpart, Miller said, “it would have gone a long way.”
“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 the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies) and it made the NZ industry”
He also stated that not bringing Justice League to the big screen was his biggest regret.
The film would have stared Megan Gale as Wonder Woman and Adam Brody as The Flash. However, Justice League never made it past the planning stage due to the Australian Taxation Office declaring that it would not satisfy the their requirements.
The lukewarm reception of Superman Returns at the box-office and Warner Bros. struggle to line up the rest of DC’s superheroes with the tone of Christopher’s Nolan’s Dark Knight series also contributed to the Miller’s Justice League being abandoned.
George Miller’s latest film, Mad Max: Fury Road, will be premiering at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.