Watch the Justice League cutscene that helped Tim Miller land the Deadpool gig

If you thought first-time director, Tim Miller, was a risky choice to direct the already risky Deadpool (opens in new tab) movie, you weren't the only one. And while he's undoubtably done an incredible job, I'm still wondering what made Fox put their faith in someone who'd never directed a feature-length movie before?

Well, as it turns out, Miller created a Justice League cutscene for DC Universe Online that helped win them over according to ScreenCrush (opens in new tab). Watch it below...

What a fight! When Lex Luthor reveals to the Justice League that this is his past, but their future, it actually gave me chills.

It's actually a cutscene from the DC Universe Online game, which Miller directed with his VFX company Blur Studios. It originally premiered at Comic-Con 2010 as a pre-release cinematic trailer, but has resurfaced online for the rest of us to enjoy.

This is obviously a dream JL scenario - I dread to think the headache it would be getting all these characters into one movie - but you can see why it won over the big bosses at Fox. In fact, maybe Zack Snyder should be taking some notes because while this is one hell of a cutscene, it would make an even better movie.

Images: Blur Studios

Lauren O'Callaghan is the former Entertainment Editor of GamesRadar+. You'd typically find Lauren writing features and reviews about the latest and greatest in pop culture and entertainment, and assisting the teams at Total Film and SFX to bring their excellent content onto GamesRadar+. Lauren is now the digital marketing manager at the National Trust.