Doug Liman No Longer Attached To Direct Justice League Dark
Liman’s exit comes a little under a year after his departure from another superhero-related project. That production was none other than Gambit, an X-Men spin-off film from 20th Century Fox. Movies that he has directed include Swingers, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Jumper, and Edge of Tomorrow. Additionally, he has served as an executive producer on the Bourne sequels The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, and The Bourne Legacy.
Reportedly, the director was forced to terminate his involvement with the DC Extended Universe movie due to his responsibility to another project, Lionsgate‘s adaptation of the young adult book series Chaos Walking.
Superherohype, the source of this story, shares the following information about the comic that the planned film will be based on:
The comic book Justice League Dark team made their debut during DC’s “New 52” publishing initiative in 2011. A paranormal-leaning super team, the group featured the likes of John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Zatanna, Frankenstein, Deadman, Madame Xanadu, and The Phantom Stranger among its ranks. Prior to Liman’s involvement, Guillermo del Toro had been attached to direct the Justice League Dark movie with all sorts of rumors swirling about who he planned to feature in the film’s cast.
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