Variety reports Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) has officially dropped out of the Justice League Dark project which is currently in development at Warner Bros., citing schedule-related conflicts as the reason for his exit.
DC fans will have to endure a longer wait to see the supernatural characters team up on the silver screen but sources tell the trade that the studio has already begun to meet with new directors for the project. The Hollywood Reporter’s Bory’s Kit has revealed that one of the directors being eyed is Andy Muschietti, the director behind Mama and the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s IT.
While the Justice League Dark film has been described as smaller and a more intimate character-driven piece than other superhero films, it is said to play a major role in the DC universe. The plot is expected to focus on the team members from the comics including John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna, and Etrigan the Demon. Scott Rudin is producing the film for Warner Bros. with Michael Gilio penning the script.
Rumors that a Justice League Dark film was in development first swirled in 2012 with Guillermo del Toro developing the project. 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.
Liman joined Dark in 2016 but the director will now move on to develop Chaos Walking which was recently greenlit by Lionsgate.
Justice League Dark does not currently have a release date. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Justice League Dark as we learn it.
6 Reasons Why ‘Justice League’ Could Be Better Than ‘Avengers’
The DC Cinematic Universe needs a win and Geoff Johns and Zack Snyder have their fingers crossed Wonder Woman and Justice League will give things a boost. Aquaman keeps adding members to the cast and is set to start shooting soon while Flash has already lost two directors, meaning there’s a lot riding on WB’s next two big DC movies to secure a future for their cinematic plans.
There’s a lot to look forward to in Justice League and quite a few reasons to believe it could match or surpass The Avengers. WB is introducing most of their supporting characters for the first time in Justice League opposed to how Marvel had already introduced every member of the team by the time they came together for The Avengers. That means we have a lot to watch for as we meet a lot of characters on the big-screen for the first time.
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