Doug Liman Is Open to Returning to Justice League Dark


Director Doug Liman departed Warner Bros.' live-action Justice League Dark in August, citing dissatisfaction with the film's script. However, he now says he'd be willing to return to the feature, or start a new project set in the DC Extended Universe.

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"I would be open to it," he told Screen Rant. "I have a very kind of contrarian approach to how I make things and I don't want to do them the way other people have done them. You know, Impulse is an original take on superpower as you can imagine and still be satisfying. Because obviously there's some things – you can be original and artsy and not. ... Part of the reason cliches exist is because they're satisfying to the audience so my challenge as a filmmaker has always been to do something that's really original and still totally satisfying on a big commercial level, which I feel we've done with Impulse and I'd be really interested in doing that within the DC world if the right piece of material comes along."

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Impulse is an upcoming YouTube Red series set in the same universe as Liman's 2008 film Jumper, which starred Hayden Christensen as teleporter David Rice, who's pursued by a secret society determined to kill him. Adapted from Steven Gould's 2013 novel of the same name, Impulse follows David's daughter, Millie Harrison-Rice, who learns about her own ability to teleport.

Introduced in 2011 as part of DC Comics' New 52 relaunch, Justice League Dark follows a group of supernatural heroes fighting magical and demonic threats outside the scope of the traditional Justice League. The team's roster has included John Constantine, Madame Xanadu, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna and many more. While the team has never been adapted for live-action, a Justice League Dark direct-to-video animated film was released in 2017.

Justice League Dark does not have a release date.

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