Warner Bros. and DC’s upcoming Justice League Dark film, titled Dark Universe, just lost its director. Variety reports that director Doug Liman left the DC Extended Universe film in order to focus on another project, Chaos Walking, which was recently given a green-light by Lionsgate.
This is the second comic book property that Liman has departed, the first being Fox’s Gambit film. The director later revealed that he ultimately decided to leave the project as he couldn’t connect with the script.
Liman was actually the second director set to board Dark Universe behind writer and director Guillermo del Toro, who also left the film in order to focus on another project. According to the report, Warner Bros. is already on the search for a director to replace Liman, with a selection expected to be made in the coming weeks. One name already in the mix appears to be that of It director Andy Muschietti.
Studio is already looking for new director on JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK, with one source saying IT director Andy Muschietti is on the list.
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Plot details are currently being kept under wraps for Dark Universe. However, we do know that it revolves around a dark Justice League team that consists of John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna and Etrigan the Demon.
Liman previously teased an “amazing” approach to the film, stating that, “I have a really amazing take on it, that is in keeping with my approach to superheroes.” Unfortunately, we’ll now never get to see that come to fruition.
Produced by Scott Rudin and written by Michael Gilio, Justice League Dark does not yet have a release date.