Doug Liman exits DC's Justice League Dark feature

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May 23, 2017

Another Justice League movie has suffered directorial issues as Variety just reported that Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow, The Bourne Identity) will part company with Warner Bros.' Dark Universe, the feature adaptation of DC's popular Justice League Dark comics and graphic novels.

Apparently a scheduling conflict with Lionsgate's Chaos Walking is limiting Liman's time to devote to this DC Cinematic Universe saga centering on a notorious magical team-up of Swamp Thing, Constantine, Deadman, Zatanna and Etrigan the Demon.

Guillermo del Toro had been attached to the project starting in 2013, and the prolific director had submitted a screenplay that also included Spectre and Madame Xanadu. With del Toro's dozens of other projects vying for his time, he bowed out in 2015, prompting the studio to hire Liman last summer.

Warner Bros. quickly filled the vacant Justice League position with The Avengers' Joss Whedon after Zack Snyder stepped away due to a family tragedy. Let's hope they'll be able to find such an able replacement when they start interviewing for the Dark Universe gig. And now that Universal's shared monster mashups have named their cinematic series Dark Universe, Warner Bros. might need a new title, too.

Who would you recommend for the job?

(Via Variety)