Doug Liman To Direct ‘Justice League Dark’

Doug Liman

Variety has revealed that Edge of Tomorrow helmer Doug Liman has signed on to direct a live-action adaptation of Justice League Dark for Warner Bros.

The project will be produced by Scott Rudin. Michael Gilio is writing the script and it appears that his line up will consist of Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna, Etrigan the Demon and “Det. John Constantine.” The report also reveals that the movie will be set in the DC Extended Universe.

Liman was previously attached to direct Gambit for 20th Century Fox, but the director has departed the X-Men spin-off in order to direct Justice League Dark instead.

As previously reported, Warner Bros. Animation is working on an animated Justice League Dark movie, which will be released later this year. The live-action movie doesn’t have an official release date yet, but we’ll keep you updated.

Source: Variety

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • G-Man

    Glad this movie is still happening.

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  • Robert

    Great news.

  • Peter James

    Shoulda been Guillermo.

    Tailor-made material for his sensibilities.

    • SAMURAI36

      Well, GDT is still involved, so I’m sure some of his influence will be present.

    • flavortang

      True, but Liman is also a great choice.

  • alen araujo

    I don’t know how happy I should be. JLD would be amazing if it was actually DARK. You can’t Disney-fy this material.

    • Joey Wabi-Sabi

      Have any of the DCEU movies so far been “Disney-fied”? Lol. The movie is taking place in the same universe as BvS and Suicide Squad. So I’m pretty sure it will be dark enough.

      • alen araujo

        The reason that SS is the mess that people say it is. I liked it. Is because they want to make it family friendly.
        SS should have been as dark a BVS (also liked that 1 because it was DARK)

  • Maximillian Pegasus

    Now get Channing Tatum and Edgar Wright for Shazam.

    • Carl

      Tatum is perfect for Shazam. No way Wright would sign on to a DC film with the level of studio interference they have perpetrated. He couldn’t even handle Marvel making sure his movie fit the MCU.

    • flavortang

      Niiiice. Love that actor/director combo! Shaun of the Dead is one of my favorite movies ever.

  • JNAZ

    Justice League Dark v. Suicide Squad! Make it happen!

  • Origami Rose

    Is this movie after 2020?

  • flavortang

    Crazy coincidence, but I tweeted this drawing I did to Geoff Johns 13hrs ago:

    “@GeoffJohns When are we going to delve deeper into the mystical side of the #DCEU? #JusticeLeagueDark”

    And the movie was announced 3 hrs ago.

    • SAMURAI36

      Did you post this on Reddit?


    Wow, I am sooooo happy for this. And I called It…. I knew that JLD was still on the docket. Just like I’m pretty sure it’s one of the unannounced DCEU films between now & 2020.

  • Carl

    Great news. I like Liman. Edge of Tomorrow was very good.