Doug Liman has departed Dark Universe


Director Doug Liman has reportedly left the Justice League Dark adaptation Dark Universe.

Warner Bros. and DC Films have had quite a time with their directors, and unfortunately, it looks like they now have the departure of another talent. Dark Universe is now in need of a new director.

Variety is reporting that Doug Liman has exited Dark Universe (Justice League Dark). According to their sources, scheduling issues are the reason for Liman’s departure, as his film Chaos Walking has just received the greenlight at Lionsgate. As of now, Warner Bros. has made no comment on the matter.

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This will be the third time that the studio will have to hire a director for the property. Guillermo del Toro was originally attached to direct before Liman was brought on board. The film will be produced by Scott Rudin, while the screenplay is being penned by Michael Gilio.

The news comes as a major surprise, as Liman has recently been discussing his plans for the film while doing press for his latest feature, The Wall. He had also mentioned he was not sure when the film might start production.

The movie is intended to introduce audiences to the supernatural corner of the DC Extended Universe, and will focus on characters like John Constantine, Zatanna, and Swamp Thing.

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The project still has no set release date, and as previously mentioned, it was already hard to say when the film would go into production. With this, it looks like we’re just going to have to wait a bit longer to see the paranormal heroes make their DCEU debut.