Adam Brody Talks Justice League
Posted 07.17.09 by Ryan
Supposedly, a Justice League movie is going to be made, eventually. The O.C.'s Adam Brody was set to play Barry Allen, a.k.a. The Flash, in George Miller's adaptation of the famous superhero team. Brody flew all the way to Australia, Miller's home country and the movie's filming location, when everything fell apart. It wasn't totally unexpected, especially with Armie Hammer cast as Batman. Brody told Movieline:
We were in Australia, so we were halfway there, but sets hadn't been
built yet, things still felt on the fence. So it wasn't a big shock to me when it didn't go. Before it, even, I totally understood the reasons for doing it and not doing it. I got both sides. At the time, I was like, "If [Warner Bros. doesn't] want to do this and they don't want to mess with
Batman, their golden goose, then I totally get that and that's probably the right call."
That said, cut to this summer, and it would probably be coming out this week. I'm like, [groans]. That'd be so exciting. I probably miss it more now than I did then. I'm curious: Armie Hammer, who's like the real-life Bruce Wayne, if he would have played Batman, would that have gotten in the way of Christian Bale's [performance]? I don't know. Would it have diluted Batman 3 a little? Not sure.
As for his own character, Brody claims he did get to try on a Flash costume:
I had it on, but it was only kind of halfway there, you know? It was a preliminary version. There's some pictures somewhere of me making funny poses in a half-done Flash outfit.
Brody remains positive about Justice League, calling it "a totally positive experience," even if he does wish it could have been made:
After seeing the movies this summer, it could have been great. [Screenwriters Kieran and Michele] Mulroney did a really good job, and George Miller — I was so curious. I think everybody couldn't wait to see what he was gonna do.
Brody may yet get his chance. Actress Teresa Palmer (Bedtime Stories), who was cast as villain Talia Al Ghul — the daughter of Liam Neeson's character from Batman Begins — is still attached to the movie as of last month.
While he waits to see if Justice League will ever get off the ground, Brody has kept busy shooting Kevin Smith's A Couple of Dicks and Jennifer's Body, the horror comedy starring Megan Fox that opens September 19.