See Batman And Other Art From The Cancelled Justice League Game

By Ishaan . April 30, 2014 . 1:01pm

Man of Steel director Zack Snyder is set to create a Justice League movie after he’s done with his upcoming “Superman vs. Batman” film, but this isn’t the first time someone has a Justice League film in recent years.


A few years ago, George Miller, the director behind Mad Max, was set to work on a Justice League film, but the movie was eventually cancelled. At the time, Double Helix—who have made quite the name for themselves by resurrecting Strider for Capcom and Killer Instinct for Microsoft—were contracted to work on a Justice League game that would tie in with the movie.


Unfortunately, development of both the film and the game was scrapped and Double Helix were asked to work on the Green Lantern movie game instead. Environment art from the game popped up for a brief time, showing off locales such as Metropolis and Gotham, but we never really got to see any of the character design—until now.


Artist Darran Douglas’ online portfolio indicates that he was involved with Double Helix’s Justice League game and designed characters for it. Below, you can see a 3D render of his Batman character model, along with illustrations for Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Star Sapphire, Mr. Freeze, Trickster and Captain Cold.



Green Lantern (John Stewart):

Martian Manhunter:

Star Sapphire:

Mr. Freeze:

Trickster and Captain Cold:


Douglas’ portfolio also indicates that he was involved with Crysis. His list of illustrations include the image below, with the following note: “Top left being the finnished design for the Nano suit used in the game Crysis. The rest of the illustrations show progression work for the design.”


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  • Ryudo9

    Some of those designs I see why it was cancelled. It’s not the 1960’s anymore.

    • JMaster3000

      You said that like 1960’s is bad or something….

  • Luckeh

    Should put starfire in an injustice 2 AND ROBIN IS A MUST

    • kylehyde

      Also Beast Boy, so the teen titans will be complete

      • Luckeh

        I don’t see why they weren’t there in the first place
        They would have been better dlc characters than zatanna and scorpion

        • hazelnut1112

          There is a strong rumor going around that they are working on an Injustice sequel. So it’s a pretty good possibility it can happen.

        • Slayven19

          So taking out zatanna(a popular requested character) for a lower tier popular character would be better? I don’t get your logic since they do want to make money off them.

          • Luckeh

            That’s why there are things called opinions

      • DCBlackbird

        Not without Aqualad, and Wondergirl

    • DaiRaiOh

      I’d rather they focus on League characters they were missing. Doctor Fate is more important than those two to say the least.

  • hazelnut1112

    I’m actually glad this was scrapped, if it was Double Helix of all developers, it would have turned out to be a terrible game anyways.

  • Paul Rodriguez

    When the game was being made that was kind of how the outfit Star Sapphire has looked. Although the comic version looked a lot better. I remember a figure looking like that as well.

  • subsamuel01

    Damn, that Batman suit makes me glad that they did cancel it. Hopefully their success with Batman Arkham makes them revisit the idea using their ground work.

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