Jay Baruchel has divulged details over how Wonder Woman was meant to appear in an aborted Justice League movie.
The Canadian star was one of the actors slated to appear in George Miller’s Justice League Mortal in 2009, though the project was shelved just before production was due to start.
Long before Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot brought the DC Comics characters to life, Jayhad won the role of villain Maxwell Lord, alongside Armie Hammer as Batman, D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman and Adam Brody playing The Flash.
“Imagine Miller doing Zack (Snyder)… it was very tableau… they were paintings. And what the characters were doing had such teeth to it,” Jay said during an interview on the Happy Sad Confusedpodcast.
“I turn him (Superman) into full red eye Superman, and then there’s this big a** fight between him and Wonder Woman, where he breaks her f**king wrists and s**t.”
He then explained that in the script, the first time the audience sees Wonder Woman she is standing by a Minotaur who’s holding a battleaxe, and she rushes at the mythological creature.
“All the Amazons are there cheering her on, and she just beheads him,” he recalled. “Gets off her steed… holds up the Minotaur thing and doesn’t say a goddamned thing. It’s like, ‘That’s the Wonder Woman I want to see!’ It would have been special.”
The cast and crew were literally ready to start shooting Justice League Mortal when the movie was pulled. Many moviegoers consider it one of the great lost films of our times, though a documentary about the abandoned flick has previously been announced.
“They had all the costume design. They had all of the pre-vis. They had all of the sort of production design figured out, and so they would take us and walk us through this command center where they had everything,” Jay sighed.
“The aesthetic choices that they were making and the story and character choices they were making are so ballsy, and we won’t ever see it”
Zack Snyder’s Justice League hits cinemas in November (17).