Doug Liman departs from Justice League Dark

Danny Woods
May 24, 2017

Variety reports Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) has officially dropped out of the Justice League Dark project which is now in development at Warner Bros., citing schedule-related conflicts as the reason for his exit. Warner Bros.is now out to directors to step in, and Mama and It director Andy Muschietti is among them. The good news is Scott Rudin remains as producer and Michael Gilio is writing the script. Plot details are being kept under wraps.

Warner Bros., the studio behind the adaptation, had no comment. He joined Dark in August 2016 after leaving Fox's X-Men spinoff Gambit. Some of the team members include Constantine, Swamp Thing, Zatanna, Deadman and Etrigan the Demon. The 51-year-old filmmaker filled the spot previously occupied by Guillermo del Toro, who was linked to Justice League Dark for several years. Del Toro later confirmed that he was indeed working on the film with the working title Dark Universe but in 2015 he left the project to work onCrimson Peak and the sequel to Pacific Rim. Though its a fairly new addition in the comic company's lengthy mythos, Justice League Dark will serve a crucial role in the DC Cinematic Universe.

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Liman's war drama The Wall, which starred Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and John Cena (Sisters), debuted earlier this month to a warm reception and his next feature American Made, which reunites him with Tom Cruise (The Mummy), is due out this September.

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