In a recent interview, director Doug Liman has confirmed that scheduling issues were the reason he left Justice League Dark. Doug Liman has a busy schedule ahead, so it appears that clearing Dark off his calendar allowed him some breathing room.
Liman departed the Justice League Dark film just a few weeks ago, but he seemed invested in the film, citing that it would be a smaller, more personal film than most superhero films. With Liman fanning the flames, many were shocked when he left the film. He clarified his reasons for leaving the film in an interview with IGN:
“I was really excited by the characters and that world, but I’m doing Chaos Walking for Lionsgate next and then Tom [Cruise] and I are hoping to do the sequel to Edge of Tomorrow so it just became a scheduling nightmare … That’s the problem with directing. Producers can do multiple films, you know? Directing is like being married!”
Warner Bros. is also excited for the Justice League Dark film, considering that they actively started looking for directors as soon as Liman departed the project. The current contenders for the project include Andrés Muschietti, the director of the upcoming It reboot, and Damián Szifron, the director of the highly-acclaimed Argentinian film Wild Tales.
Justice League Dark currently does not have a director, plot, cast, or release date. Be sure to check back to read the latest news on Justice League Dark and other DC films.