On the promo tour for The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Jay Baruchel talked to Digital Spy about the Justice League movie that was going to be directed by George Miller but never made it to the starting line. Here are several clips from the interview:
Do you think it would have won around the blogosphere?
"I’ll just say this, if we had been able to make the movie that we had gone down [to Australia] to rehearse, if you had seen the production art I’d seen… it would’ve been the coolest thing ever. It would have been the neatest vision of Batman and the coolest vision of Superman you’ve ever seen. It would have been dark and fairly brutal and quite gory and just f**king epic."
What was the problem?
"The problem was that, had it gone to production, it would have been the single most expensive movie in the history of movies. Sometimes people are reticent to spend upwards of $300 million. It was a fun two weeks in Sydney and I got to hang out with one of my idols, George Miller."
Did you get as far as seeing the Justice League heroes in costume?
"I did. My friends, who were training to be Batman and Superman, they were down there for three months training and going to Weta in New Zealand to get their costumes. Weta, which is arguably the greatest special effects house on Earth, they had to cancel everything else. They were doing nothing but our movie. It was going to be f**king dope!"
You can read more of the interview here!