Earlier this year, director Doug Liman exited the Justice League Dark film. At the time, Liman’s departure was said to have been the result of a scheduling conflict with Lionsgate’s recently green lit Chaos Walking, of which he will direct. In a discussion with CinemaBlend regarding his reasoning, Liman pointed to his comfortability with the script, or the lack thereof:
“You know, I develop more movies than I make,” the Edge of Tomorrow director noted. “There’s a weed-out process, and it’s just that when you get to the comic book one, suddenly everybody hears about them. So, the script never got to a place that was special enough for me. Not for lack of trying.”
His rationale is an admirable one that should be commended; this kind of honesty, especially when the film of note is still in development, is a rarity. That said, the Justice League Dark’s big screen debut remains director-less, despite Warner Bros.’ touting it at this year’s SDCC as one of their upcoming projects.
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