Armie Hammer (The Social Network, Mirror Mirror) was in Australia to promote The Lone Ranger (review here) And we got onto the topic of George Miller's scrapped "Justice League Mortal" came up.
Hammer was on board to play Bruce Wayne/Batman in the buzzed about film, and even went through costume tests before the project collapsed. When asked why the film fell apart, Hammer are upfront
"You guys had an election and changed your Prime Minister who then changed your tax rebate incentive program and then we had a writer's strike in the U.S. so we couldn't change anything in the script and everybody wanted to change things. So, it was just the perfect storm"
Watch the whole interview here: