Doug Liman Leaves 'Justice League Dark'

Another Justice League movie has suffered directorial issues as Variety just reported that Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow, The Bourne Identity) will part company with Warner Bros.' Dark Universe, the feature adaptation of DC's popular Justice League Dark comics and graphic novels. Warner now out to directors to step in, and Mama and It director Andy Muschietti is among them.

Justice League Dark is being written by Michael Gilio and produced by Scott Rudin. Liman is also directing the new movie Chaos Walking. The studio officially greenlit the film, led by Star Wars: The Force Awakens darling Daisy Ridley, earlier this month.

Despite stating a week ago that he has an unbelievable take on the film, it's now reported that Doug Liman has departed directing the Justice League Dark movie. When Rudin joined as producer in 2015, the movie was brought back to life.

The movie is meant to introduce audiences to the supernatural corner of the DC Extended Universe, and will focus on characters like John Constantine, Zatanna, and Swamp Thing. Previously, Guillermo del Toro was attached to Dark for several years.

Justice League Dark has no release date but "will play a major role in the new D.C. Cinematic Universe".

Liman's recent projects include the Aaron Taylor-Johnson-led war drama The Wall, which debuted on May 12. His next movie, American Made, bows this fall and reunites him with Tom Cruise.

  • Salvatore Jensen