‘Justice League Dark’ Loses Director Doug Liman

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There’s plenty happening with DCEU projects.

Following on from the news that Joss Whedon has jumped on Justice League as Zack Snyder steps away for personal reasons, comes word that Justice League Dark will also be changing hands.

It was announced in August 2016 that Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman would be taking the helm of Warner Bros.’ Justice League Dark movie. Well, that’s no longer the case.

Variety is reporting that Liman has left the project, citing scheduling conflicts as the primary reason. Liman is moving onto Lionsgate’s Chaos Walking, a potential sci-fi franchise-starter set to star Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley.

Although Warner Bros. has yet to make an official comment, word is that the studio is already in meetings with a number of other directors and is expected to announce Liman’s replacement soon.

Justice League Dark comes with a screenplay by Michael Gilio (Kiwi Stop) and will follow a “dark” team consisting of John Constantine, Deadman, Swamp Thing, Zatanna, and Etrigan the Demon. No further plot details are know at this time.

Liman has also directed the currently-rolling out sniper thriller The Wall (scheduled for Australian release on August 3) and has American Made, reuniting him with Edge of Tomorrow star Tom Cruise, lined up for Australian release on September 24 and US release on September 29.

Stay tuned.