Justice League: Mortal will always be one of the most intriguing unrealized film projects for me- -maybe even up there with Jodorowsky’s Dune. You know, the one that had Common as Green Lantern, Armie Hammer as Batman and Adam Brody as the Flash, et al? The cast was set, they were a few days away from shooting, and then the project fell victim to the writers' strike. Despite all that, I've figured a Justice League movie was inevitability. Even if you discount the comics, the cartoons have garnered enough awareness in the elusive “casual crowd” that you’d figure there’d be enough of a built-in audience for a big ol' feature.
Sure enough, Warner Bros. movie exec. Jeff Robinov let it slip in a feature with the LA Times that a Justice League movie is, indeed, on the docket. Apparently, there are already plans for a new Batman movie, as well, pending a discussion with Nolan (who'll probably produce.) The question now seems to concern how the Leaguers will be depicted, exactly, in the flick. My sense is that they’ll just go ahead with young actors working in their own separate universe rather than trying to fix a latticework together like Marvel's doing.
Commentators might wonder if mass audiences will find it too confusing to reconcile two Batmen or two Supermen, but the trick’s worked pretty well in the comics for a long time. You’ve got Batman taking on child molesters in one story, and then polar-kidnapping dudes with freeze rays in another. What's so hard to get?