JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK Needs A Story: Why Doug Liman Left
Justice League Dark has been a tease. First DC Animation releases a great animated version of the more supernatural and magic inclined heroes of the Justice League and then we get some whispering news of this team coming to the big screen.
But, just as soon as we can get excited the director, Doug Liman, removes himself from the pre-production, putting the prospect of making the film back into choppy waters. CinemaBlend had a chance to speak with Doug Liman about his decision to leave in the development stages, giving us some perspective into Liman’s thinking.
Doug Liman had this to say;
“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.”
As we all know, having a solid story to follow is the most important part in the stage of development and you want your director to be involve with the story. This was not the case for Doug Liman and his relationship with Justice League Dark came to an end. This does not spell doom for the production as it seems to be a matter of piecing these characters into the right story which with Constantine, Deadman, Zatanna, and Swamp Thing, among others, it shouldn’t take long for a great story to be made and work on the pre-production to begin moving forward. One place that will need immediately attention is getting another director.
The timing may work out for Justice League Dark as the new DCEU movie Justice League will be released in November, generating some more momentum for DC and its upcoming movies.
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