Justice League Dark left Director-less after Doug Liman’s Departure
The Hollywood Reporter
Fans of the Justice League Dark received bad news this week as the upcoming film has been delayed after director Doug Liman has left the project.
The film, an ensemble movie that would bring together some of the darker and magic oriented heroes, has been highly anticipated by hardcore DC fans who frankly never believed they would be able to see characters such as Zatanna, Deadman, and the Demon Etrigan side by side with the more known characters such as Constantine and Swamp Thing gracing the big screen but it seems the film is having more difficulty than they expected.
Variety reported that Liman, director of the fantastic film Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise, had to leave the project due to scheduling issues with another film that received the green light. Liman isn’t the first director to leave the project for scheduling reasons.
Last year, Guillermo del Toro (yeah! I know!!!) I had to leave the project to work on Pacific Rim 2. The director had previously worked on Hellboy, a super underated film, and Pan’s Labrynth, both of which shared tones that would have translated perfectly to the Justice League Dark film.
Both directors would have done this title justice but fans now have to be content for the project to be delayed even more than it already has.
According to Variety, Warner Bros. Pictures already has already begun meeting with replacement directors.
The best we could do at this point is cross our fingers and hope the next director doesn’t have a complicated schedule or this movie may never see the light of day, something none of us want to see as this will bring in hardcore fans as well as expose casual fans to a side of the DC Universe usually not explored on the silver screen.