That documentary about George Miller's failed Justice League has one big obstacle left

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Aug 19, 2015, 2:28 PM EDT (Updated)

We've known for a while now about Justice League Mortal, the documentary that will chronicle the development and eventual downfall of Mad Max creator George Miller's Justice League film. So far the production has conducted some early interviews with comic-book professionals about the Justice League characters, and even gotten its hands on some very impressive concept art, but what we don't yet know is just how deep the film will get to go into the actual Warner Bros. production that would have eventually given us the film. Now we know we'll have our answer soon.

IF reports that production house Kennedy Miller Mitchell has now officially reached out to Warner Bros. executives to seek permission to use the Justice League characters in the film. If they get the go-ahead, it will mark a major step forward for the film and would reportedly lead to interviews with Miller and actors like Armie Hammer and D.J. Cotrona, who were set to play Batman and Superman, respectively. If the film doesn't get permission, it could still happen, but certain copyrighted Justice League imagery wouldn't appear. Plus, if WB approves of the production, Indiegogo will launch a sponsored campaign to get more funding for the documentary.

“It’s a nervous wait,” director Ryan Unicomb said. “George Miller and Doug Mitchell know about the project, so now it all hangs on Warner Bros’ involvement.”

The big question is whether Warners wants a film like this to come to light as it's trying to produce its own new Justice League universe in the coming years. Obviously this documentary won't have the profile of a film like Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but it will serve as a reminder that we almost had a Justice League movie years ago, and some studio executives might be iffy about that prospect. Unicomb is quick to note, though, that the film is not just about a failed movie production. It's also about the development of Justice League characters in the past, the present and the future.

“We want to celebrate where the characters were at that time and look at the new directions that Warner Bros. is taking the characters," he said.

So now the filmmakers and the fans are waiting for one of the biggest movie studios on the planet to give the OK. If it does, we're in for a fascinating movie.

(Via IF)