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Doug Liman is no longer set to explore the DC Extended Universe’s dark side.
The director has left Justice League Dark, Warner Bros.’ supernatural adventure project, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The studio is now out to helmers to step in, and Mama and It director Andy Muschietti is among them.
Liman was attached to both Justice League Dark and the Daisy Ridley post-apocalyptic drama Chaos Walking for Lionsgate, which was officially greenlighted this month. He joined Dark last August after leaving Fox’s X-Men spinoff Gambit. Previously, Guillermo del Toro was attached to Dark for several years.
Michael Gilio is scripting the project, with Scott Rudin producing.
In the DC comics, Dark teams heroes such as John Constantine, Deadman, Shade the Changing Man, Zatanna and Swamp Thing. The series was first announced in 2011, making it a relatively new addition to the DC mythos.
Liman’s Aaron Taylor-Johnson war drama The Wall debuted this month, and the director next has the Tom Cruise feature American Made due out in September.
If you’re not familiar and are curious what exactly Justice League Dark is, check out our deep dive on the property here.
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