After being attached for several months, director Doug Liman dropped out of DC Films’ Justice League Dark earlier this year. Originally, it was explained that there was a scheduling conflict, as Liman is prepping to shoot Chaos Walking. Turns out there was more to Liman’s decision than that.
Speaking with Cinema Blend, Liman explains that the script was never “special enough” for him, and since he’s attached to a lot of movies in development, it influenced him to decide not to do it. “You know, I develop more movies than I make. 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.”
Liman previously talked about Justice League Dark‘s more intimate and character-based story, as well as horror influences. So, to hear that the script never fully captured his vision is a little disappointing.
Currently, it’s unknown when we’ll see Justice League Dark. It was one of the DC movies mentioned at San Diego Comic-Con last month, so chances are, we’ll still see it sooner than later. That is, if they can actually lock down a director.
Stay tuned for more news as we have it.