Doug Liman on his approach to DC's Justice League Dark film

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May 8, 2017, 12:45 PM EDT (Updated)

After taking up the reins from Guillermo del Toro, director Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) is currently developing Justice League Dark over at Warner Bros. But how does he think it will stand out from the typical fare of giant superhero flicks?

Cinema Blend caught up with Liman to talk about the project, and he said he believes they’ve cracked an interesting formula that could be the perfect approach to bringing the mystical side of the DC universe to the big screen. Liman teased a smaller, more personal story — and noted there’s a big, juicy role for John Constantine to boot. Here’s hoping they’ll continue the trend of letting Matt Ryan absolutely kill it as the Hellblazer.

Here’s an excerpt from his comments:

"I think people will be surprised how character driven and how intimate Justice League Dark is -- in kind of a field of bloated comic book movies. We've found a way to do something that's actually really personal and small, and that's my goal. [My new movie] The Wall is about character. The scenario allows me to dive into what I think is... I just love people! I love putting people in crazy situations. For John Constantine, we have an amazing set-up for him for Justice League Dark that's really human."

In Edge of Tomorrow, Liman showed he has the ability to balance a giant action movie with the quieter character moments that stick with you long after the explosions calm down. Turning that skill set to Justice League Dark could make for the perfect fit. 

What do you think? Does it sound like Liman is on the right track?

(Via Cinema Blend)

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