Doug Liman Departs DC’s ‘Justice League Dark’

Warner Bros. And DC Films

Yeah, the DCEU is in trouble, again. Various outlets were reporting that Doug Liman, the filmmaker behind Edge of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity, has officially dropped out of the Justice League Dark project, which is currently in development at Warner Bros. and DC Films. Let’s hope the well-received Wonder Woman will turn their ship around when it opens next week.

Liman joined Dark last August after leaving Fox’s X-Men spin-off Gambit because he “wasn’t feeling” the script. Previously, Guillermo del Toro was attached to the film with the working title Dark Universe. Liman will now move on to develop Chaos Walking, which recently received a greenlight from Lionsgate.

Warner Bros. is reportedly already in talks for a replacement and one of the directors being eyed is Andy Muschietti, the filmmaker behind Mama and the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s IT.

Michael Gilio is writing the script, with Scott Rudin producing. Justice League Dark does not have a release date.

In the DC comics, a dark Justice League team consists of Madame Xanadu, Deadman, John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Shade the Changing Man, and Zatanna among others, who specialize in the mystic and arcane in order to save the world, of course.

Source: Variety, THR