New director of ‘Dark Universe’ movie confirmed

Justice League Dark
Justice League Dark
Justice League Dark
Justice League Dark

Veteran director Doug Liman has been confirmed as the director of the upcoming live-action adaptation of DC’s ‘Justice League Dark.’ Liman, best known for directing ‘The Bourne Identity’ and sequels, was confirmed as director in August 2016.

Previously understood to be directing the film was Guillermo Del Toro, who has since turned his attention to other projects.

A Warner Brothers/DC Entertainment collaboration, Dark Universe features an Avengers-style collaboration of super heroes, including; Deadman, John Constantine, Zattana, Swamp Thing and Etrigan the Demon.

Most recognisable to fans will be supernatural detective Constantine, who had a stand-alone movie starring Keanu Reeves in 2005. NBC also aired a short-lived but generally well received TV series, ‘Constantine,’ starring Matt Ryan between October 2014 and February 2015.

The recently confirmed producer, Liman was previously understood to be directing the much-anticipated Marvel film ‘Gambit,’ which has since been pushed back once again to work on the script.

Warner Brothers has made no comment so far, however it is also understood that ‘Dark Universe’ will be produced by Scott Rudin who was the producer of ‘No Country for Old Men’ and ‘The Truman Show,’ with Michael Gilio writing the script.

‘Dark Universe,’ known as ‘Justice League Dark’ but renamed for the big screen so as not to confuse fans with the Superman/Batman squad, faces Enchantress in the comics. Much like the ‘Avengers’ series, writer Peter Milligan adopts a ‘no one ruled out’ approach, alluding to the possibility that the League may not remain the same throughout multiple incarnations. As well as the original line up, many other – possible less well known – DC characters have made appearances in the comics.

Justice League Dark has typically been understood to tackle villains and perils deemed ‘unfit’ for The Justice League, however we can expect collaborations between both super-teams in future DC movies.