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Director Doug Liman departs Justice League Dark movie

Director Doug Liman has exited Warner Bros.’ upcoming Justice League Dark film.
The Mr. & Mrs. Smith director has quit the supernatural adventure project, according to Variety.
While plot details are being kept quiet, Justice League Dark is to explore the DC Extended Universe’s dark side, and revolve around characters such as John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna, and Etrigan the Demon.
It is understood that Liman’s decision to leave the film is due to a scheduling clash, as he is also attached to helm Lionsgate’s Chaos Walking, which is based on Patrick Ness’ novel and is set to star Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland.
A replacement for Liman is expected to be announced shortly, with a source telling The Hollywood Reporter that Mama and It director Andy Muschietti is on the shortlist.
Liman joined Justice League Dark in August last year (16), after Guillermo Del Toro left to pursue other projects. Michael Gilio is scripting the movie, while Scott Rudin is producing.
The filmmaker’s decision to drop the Justice League flick adds to the turnover among its directors, with Michelle MacLaren previously deciding to pull out of Wonder Woman and Ben Affleck walking away from helming The Batman.
Liman’s latest film, war drama The Wall, debuted in U.S. theatres earlier this month (May17), while his next movie, Tom Cruise feature American Made, is slated for release in September.

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