Doug Liman Open To Returning To JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK
Splasheroonis, mmm, that was a little too close to Beefaroni (if you don’t know Chef Boyardee, you need to live) and now I’m hungry. Anyway… this started weird. Let’s do it again. Here is a little bit of Justice League Dark news.
Splashooneys, not long ago director Doug Liman‘s name was attached to DC’s Justice League Dark. It was some time after the Guillermo Del Toro days of involvement, but unfortunately, last year Liman had to leave the project due to scheduling conflicts. But, recently there have been a lot of changes within the DC/Warner Bros. house. Thank goodness ScreenRant caught up with Liman to question whether or not he would get back in the DC saddle:
You mentioned you’ve been offered and attached to superhero films in the past, and last year obviously you left Justice League Dark. There have been some big changes at DC since then – there’s new leadership and Walter Hamada, who’s doing it now, has a big horror background. So I wondered if there’s any chance or any interest on your part of returning to that movie, or any other DC movie given how so much has changed over there?
I would be open to it. I have a very kind of contrarian approach to how I make things and I don’t want to do them the way other people have done them. You know, Impulse is an original take on superpower as you can imagine and still be satisfying. Because obviously there’s some things – you can be original and artsy and not… Part of the reason cliches exist is because they’re satisfying to the audience so my challenge as a filmmaker has always been to do something that’s really original and still totally satisfying on a big commercial level, which I feel we’ve done with Impulse and I’d be really interested in doing that within the DC world if the right piece of material comes along.
So, the door’s still a little cracked. Let’s hope someone at DC can entice Liman to come have a seat at the table.